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Ambassadors Put their Charity Hats On …

By |December 23rd, 2018|SBDN|

A time for giving .... The Society are supporting those making a real difference to those who are less fortunate: Jenni  Pattni our Charity lead and Alex Kier the representative for Scotland have both exceed their targets for their chosen charity this Christmas and there is still time to give. Jenni has raised funds for [...]

Amalgam Restriction of Use Letter Re-Issued

By |December 18th, 2018|SBDN|

The Office of the CDO England has re issued the letter outlining the restrictions surrounding the use of dental amalgam (Article 10) from 1st January, 2019. Dear Colleague, For action: Notice on the restrictions of use and disposal of dental amalgam You will recall that I wrote to you on 12th April to alert you [...]

Clear & Certain: Fee setting Report From GDC released

By |December 12th, 2018|SBDN|

The Society contributed widely to this consultation and recognised  key intentions by the GDC to be fair and transparent, as always we highlighted the disparity in the original fee setting and challenged the starting position of this consultation. The Society stand firm when they say they firmly believe that dental nurses should not be paying [...]

Homeless and Inclusion Oral Health Conference

By |November 25th, 2018|SBDN|

This event considered the inequalities that vulnerable people who are homeless face from many aspects - oral health is very much part of this. How easy do we make it for this vulnerable group to receive oral and dental care? Do we and indeed can we provide the care we need and if not why [...]

National Dental Nurses Day 2018

By |November 23rd, 2018|SBDN|

The Society have again been delighted with the growth of the National Dental Nurses Day. We doubled the categories and had more than double the entries, there have been things going on across the country, as pictures keep on coming  - truly amazing. As for social media the numbers were beyond belief. Thank you everyone, [...]

NEBDN Celebrate 75 Years – where it all began

By |November 23rd, 2018|SBDN|

Today the NEBDN celebrated their 75th Anniversary - couldn't resist a picture with those in post at the time when our Patron qualified. Delighted to be invited to this event in London.

Alcohol Brief Intervention Information

By |November 17th, 2018|Blog, SBDN|

The Patron of the Society recently provided an article for Smile Magazine on Alcohol Identification and Brief Intervention  and advised of a link to the free e-learning. The article is added below for your interest. Alcohol Consumption and Advice: Is it a taboo subject?   Fiona Ellwood Chair of the National Oral Health Promotion Group [...]

GDC Launches New Information – Complaint handling

By |November 15th, 2018|SBDN|

Complaint handling best practice The Society have been delighted to participate in this work and encourage all dental nurses to take the time to read the new material - you never know when you may find yourself involved in a complaint either directly or indirectly. The text below is that from the GDC website ... [...]

Last Day: Big Shout Out ….. Outstanding Dental Nurses

By |November 15th, 2018|SBDN|

Today is the last day to nominate that outstanding member of your dental nursing team - there are so many unsung heroes out there that deserve recognition, they work tirelessly with a huge and demanding workload and are there to ensure a safe and efficient and effective  working environment with the interests of the patient [...]

Antibiotic Awareness Week 12th – 18th Nov: Keep antibiotics working ….

By |November 15th, 2018|SBDN|

"it's time to take antibiotic resistance seriously" - time to improve antibiotic prescribing and use. This is very much the message to and of the profession which informed and has continued to be portrayed from the Public Health England UK 5 year strategy and from its' relaunch in October 2018. It is important to raise [...]