GDC Launch Corporate Strategy Consultation – Have your Say

By |May 14th, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

The Society are urging its members, followers and colleagues to respond to the consultation 'Corporate Strategy 2020-2022 working with the dental team for public safety'. This is important on a [...]

Meet 2 More Fantastic Dental Nurses Joining SBDN

By |May 14th, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

Doesn't this just show how diverse dental nursing as a profession has become. Meet or latest recruits, Katherine Pearce - Specialist field Forensic Dentistry and Jane Cooney - Specialist field [...]

Tina Gorman Receives The Outstanding Contribution to Dental Nursing Award

By |April 29th, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

The Patron of the Society of British Dental Nurses Awarded Tina Gorman The Outstanding Contribution To Dental Nursing Award at the East Midlands symposium on the 6th April, 2019. This [...]

National Minimum Wage – FTA Law

By |April 11th, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

Key Employment Changes There are a number of important changes to Employment Law coming into force in April 2019. National Minimum Wage  The National Minimum Wage (the “NMW”) will increase [...]

Oral Care and people with learning disabilities – Published 6th March, 2019

By |March 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Good oral health is an important factor in people's general health and quality of life. Much evidence shows that people with learning disabilities  have poorer oral health and are more [...]

National Dental Nurse Educators Group – Tutors, Trainers, Assessors, Moderators

By |March 24th, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

Wales at the forefront of change in Dentistry – looking first at Dental Nurse Education

By |March 24th, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

NEBDN – Quality Manager Vacancy

By |February 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

External/Internal Recruitment Advertisement Quality Manager Competitive Salary Plus Benefits Based in Preston, Lancashire, NEBDN is the charitable awarding body of choice for dental nurse training and accreditation, demonstrated by our [...]

Helping to Reduce FTP Cases – Complaints Stakeholder Meeting

By |February 7th, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

The Society of British Dental Nurses have been part of the working group from the beginning and feel strongly about this work. Sometimes messages are not always clear when you [...]

Number of events and more to come: SBDN Engaging with Dental Nurses

By |February 4th, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

The Society are keen to get out to the Dental Nurses of today , those who have been in the profession a while and students. There have been lots of [...]

Supporting Fizz Free February – What are you doing?

By |January 31st, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

The Society are supporting 'Fizz Free February' will you be doing your bit. Recent evidence has shown that our children are consuming far to much sugar - the average 10 [...]

GDC Move to Birmingham: Society Of British Dental Nurses Attends GDC Launch

By |January 31st, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

The GDC has moved part of its business to Birmingham as part of Shifting the Balance. The Society were delighted to attend the launch event and participate in the questions [...]

Booking is now open: East Midlands Dental Symposium

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

East Midlands Dental Symposium The Society have organised yet another excellent event in the East Midlands - This is a quality assured event, meeting the GDC guidelines and the Development [...]

Dental Learning Hub 2019 East Midlands Group – Free* Infection Control & Hand Hygiene

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

The East Midlands branch of the Society begin there monthly CPD and workforce development meetings on the 7th February with Infection Prevention and Control - some great areas being looked [...]

Volunteering: Do you have Time?

By |January 15th, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

Dentaid have two days in January where they are looking for cover on the mobile unit  - could you help? contact us on 07437481182 by Friday please

PHE News Release: 10 year olds in the UK have consumed 18 years worth of Sugar

By |January 2nd, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

Public Health England News Release - (Report is the original report from PHE) 10 year olds in the UK have consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar • The latest Change4Life [...]

Congratulations to Milli Doshi & Claire Stevens

By |January 2nd, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

Dr Milli Doshi MBE  has been in the driving seat of  Mouth Care Matters since its inception. driving the message of Mouth Care Matters across Trusts across the UK and [...]

Getting your goals for 2019

By |January 2nd, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

The Society are always at hand to support you with your career dilemmas and choices and your enhanced continual professional development choices. Struggling with your Professional Development Plan, your log [...]

Ambassadors Put their Charity Hats On …

By |December 23rd, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

Amalgam Restriction of Use Letter Re-Issued

By |December 18th, 2018|Categories: 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: [...]

Clear & Certain: Fee setting Report From GDC released

By |December 12th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

Homeless and Inclusion Oral Health Conference

By |November 25th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

National Dental Nurses Day 2018

By |November 23rd, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

NEBDN Celebrate 75 Years – where it all began

By |November 23rd, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

Alcohol Brief Intervention Information

By |November 17th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

GDC Launches New Information – Complaint handling

By |November 15th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

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

By |November 15th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

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

By |November 15th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

Sugar Summit : BDA Bring together great influencers to inform the sugar debate

By |November 15th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

A moment in time as the BDA bring together great influencers to further inform the sugar debate - linked to numerous medical conditions and illnesses and a causative factor in [...]

Antimicrobial stewardship – e-learning resource is launched ……

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

Are you ready to test your antimicrobial prescribing knowledge?   The British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS) has launched a new Antimicrobial Stewardship e-Learning resource for oral health professionals to test their [...]

Mouth Cancer Action month – Time to raise awareness ….

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

https://www.dentalhealth.org/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=10f38d12-e238-4a39-8137-f94fa0bc42ee   The facts say it all  - read the article it makes some alarming statements ... together we can do more...

Nominations are now open – National Dental Nurses Day 22nd Nov

By |October 21st, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

The Society have added more categories after the huge response last year, we are hoping the categories now capture all dental nursing groups. We have moved from 3 groups to [...]

Dental Learning Hub – Communication Skills GDC Development Outcome A & B

By |October 21st, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

This is our last Learning Hub Session for 2018 and the focus is on communication skills -what do you say after you say hello. This is a core principle for [...]

Ambassadors reach home from Uganda – Dentaid Trip

By |October 9th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

Baz and Jenni joined the wonderful team and headed out to Uganda with Dentaid - story to follow, but well done everyone.

Press release announcing the appointment of NEBDN’s Chief Executive Officer

By |October 9th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

The NEBDN have appointed a new CEO - Kate Kerslake. The Society of British Dental Nurses welcome and congratulate Kate in her appointment.  Kate steps in to replace former CEO [...]

National Dental Nurses Day 2018 – could this be you

By |September 25th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

The Society of British Dental Nurses are pleased to announce that from the 1st October, 2018 nominations are being accepted for this years National Dental Nurses Awards. After an overwhelming [...]

Dental Learning Hub – The Next Free Ecpd event takes a different path…

By |September 12th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

Dealing with stress at work - Keeping your Chimp in check. This session looks at how to help you deal with and respond to stressful situations better. Contact us at: [...]

Dental Nurse Stories just got better….

By |September 12th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

You may well find yourself a guest on the Boat Bash as a participant of the '100 Dental Nurses,100 Stories' - Live music, canapes ... get writing folks and for [...]

Sugar Smart September – join SBDN in Supporting This

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

The Society work closely with the National Oral Health Promotion Group and endeavor to bring population level oral health messages to the dental team and more specifically dental nurses who [...]

100 Dental Nurses, 100 stories – Get involved

By |August 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

The Society of British Dental Nurses are looking for 100 Dental Nurses, 100 stories for the story boards for the upcoming Professor Ireland  Annual Lecture. Do you have a story [...]

Dental Learning Hub Ecpd Events: Leadership and Management

By |August 9th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

The Society have organised a number of ECPD events up to the end of 2018. The next one is Leadership and Management, but follow us and join the networking hubs [...]

100yrs, 100 Dental Nurses, 100 Stories: Prof Ireland Annual Lecture

By |August 9th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

The Society of British Dental Nurses are asking for 100 Dental Nurses to write a short story relating to their dental nursing journey or something in their dental nursing career [...]

Mentoring is so important – Dental Mentors UK Conference

By |July 25th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

Everyone needs a mentor at some point in their professional life and most certainly at some point we will be mentored either formally or informally and who knows you may [...]

All Parliamentary Party Group Meeting

By |July 11th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

Great to find out some unknown elements of dental history and see some of the tools of the trade from days gone by - almost barbaric. Always a pleasure to [...]

Job Opportunity – are you ready for a change?

By |July 11th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

As a member of the Society take a look at the new job that is being advertised for a Dental Care Professional Tutor. Are you looking for a new role [...]

Enhanced Continual Professional Development (ECPD)

By |June 27th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

The window is no open on the General Dental Council (GDC) website, where you will be declaring your cpd in the traditional way for the last time.  You will be [...]

Mental Health Wellness has to be a key priority

By |June 1st, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

Mental health wellness is the cornerstone of the healthy and motivated team, a motivated team provides better all round care for patients and helps the practice strive to new levels [...]

The Challenge is on: 70,000 more toddlers to have dental checkups

By |June 1st, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

70,000 more toddlers to get their first dental check-up as NHS England targets childhood dental health The office of the CDO announces.....  28 May 2018 Children and young people Oral [...]

GDPR – Are you drowning in all the information?

By |May 4th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

The Society will be contacting all of the members and those on our contact lists to give you the opportunity to be part of our contact lists for all future [...]

Symposium was a huge success

By |April 25th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

Saturday 21st of April and 'National Cuppa Tea day' was the day to gather quality CPD with a smile. The feedback has been fantastic and from a mixed audience. The [...]

Hands on Courses Coming Up

By |March 30th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

We all know that dental nurses have the ability to undertake more clinical skills and many dental nurses feel underutilized. It can be difficult to progress if you are being [...]

The Society are Supporting World Oral Health Day

By |March 20th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

Take the opportunity to follow us and support this campaign and raise awareness not just today, but everyday.

GDC publish another consultation re dental education

By |March 2nd, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

The GDC  are proposing changes to the way they quality assure education and training leading to registration for dental professionals. They are seeking to use their resources more efficiently, supporting [...]

GDC Look at a new way of setting the ARF – Contribute to the consultation

By |February 21st, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

The GDC have launched the consultation looking at a new way of setting registration fees  As part of Shifting the balance  they said they would work towards a new way [...]

Scotland Publish the Oral Health Improvement Plan – January 2018

By |January 27th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

Scottish Government – Oral Health Improvement PlanThis sets out the Scottish Government’s direction of travel for the future of oral health improvement and NHS dental services in Scotland. It covers [...]

East Midlands Dental Nurse Symposium – Count Down Begins

By |January 21st, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

You said it, we did it  - New Guidance and so much more .... Could you be a winner on one of the courses?  It is that time of year [...]

Emma Riley Becomes Chair

By |January 14th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

The Society are delighted to welcome Emma as the Chair of 'The Society'. Emma has been a dental Nurse for many years and progressed to an oral health educator and [...]

Feeling Stressed, overwhelmed – it happens

By |January 14th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

    Dental Nurses are no different to any other professional and may suffer from stress or become overwhelmed for many reasons - you are not on your own. Equally [...]

Screening for HIV – Dental Nurses do you want to be involved?

By |January 11th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

On the evening of the 24th January there is an event in London to look at the screening of HIV and the dental researchers are looking for some more dental [...]

Dental Nurses Conference: What is trending in modern day dentistry?

By |January 11th, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

Further details are to follow - some core topics including Barbara Lamb radiography and radiology changes and updates and infection control and then some hands on and interactive sessions. The [...]

Free courses in mentoring and leadership

By |January 2nd, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

We are delighted to offer 2 free courses, both of which are vital in this constantly changing world of dentistry. Our team have a wealth of experience and some have [...]

The Society Welcome 2018 With Open Arms

By |January 1st, 2018|Categories: SBDN|

2018 brings changes and we are sure many challenges, but as a Society we are armed and ready and will offer to support to all of our members and guide [...]

Dental Nurse is Recognised in New Years Honours

By |December 30th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

New Years Honours for Dentistry The Society are delighted to see Dental Nurse Gillian Milne has been recognised; Jeremy Bagg , Roger Matthews , Yasmin Allen - Are all recognised [...]

Dental Nurse Conference – ‘Whats Trending in Modern Dentistry’

By |December 27th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Hold the date.....  21st April, 2018 The East Midlands conference is one not to be missed, not just lectures, but real activity and opportunity to look at and participate in [...]

Dental Nurses Celebrate with the Pride of Britain Award

By |December 24th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Royal Manchester Children's Hospital team of Dental Nurses celebrate with the @PrideOfBritain award. We would like to say a huge congratulations to you for all your hard work that was duly recognised. [...]

GDC Issue Revised Guidance for ECPD

By |December 22nd, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

22nd  December, 2017 - New Version of the Ecpd Guidance has been launched Revised guidance for dental professionals:  In summary the changes link to the restoration to the register and the need [...]

Sending Good Wishes to all Celebrating Christmas

By |December 21st, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The Society would like to say a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone that is celebrating this festive season. We have as a Society had a fantastic [...]

Oral Health Foundation – Professor Liz Kay becomes President

By |December 20th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Janet Goodwin is the retiring President of the Oral Health Foundation, as she handed over the mantle she stresses that the organisation is going from strength to strength and sees [...]

FGDP (UK) Forms a Transition Board

By |December 20th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

  FGDP(UK) appoints ‘Transition Board’ In a message to members, the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has announced the membership of a ‘Transition Board’ as it works to establish [...]

Oral Health – Have your Say and Help Shape the Future of Oral and Dental Health Research

By |December 19th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The National Oral Health Promotion Group have asked us to forward this to those of you with an interest in Oral and Dental Health Research.    Have Your Say – [...]

Advancing Dentistry – A Futuristic Approach To Dental Care

By |December 19th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Health Education England is undertaking an extensive piece of work looking at the provision of dental care and the workforce intelligence linked to this, with a futuristic approach. As part [...]

AGM is Rescheduled – 13th Jan, 2018

By |December 9th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Today should have been the Society of British Dental Nurses AGM, but due to adverse weather conditions in some parts of the country an Executive decision has been taken to [...]

Dental Nurses – Helping you claim your fees back

By |December 5th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Tax Return - help at hand The Society are there to help you claim your professional fees back, no third person involved and that way you get all of the [...]

Government looks to modernize the agenda for change pay structure

By |December 2nd, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The Government have promised to modernize the Agenda for Change pay structure for general nurses and GP practice nurses are calling for the Government to include them. Dental teams employed [...]

Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice

By |November 29th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Alcohol Consumption and Advice: Is it a taboo subject?   Fiona Ellwood Chair of the National Oral Health Promotion Group and Patron of the Society of British Dental Nurses takes [...]

Implant Dentistry – FGDP (UK) New Standards for 2018

By |November 24th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

FGDP(UK) to publish implant dentistry standards The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has announced that it will be publishing new national standards on implant dentistry next year. The [...]

National Dental Nurses Day – The winners are …..

By |November 23rd, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

This year the Society celebrated National Dental Nurses Day by asking for nominations for those who have gone above and beyond, that extra mile. There were lots of entries and [...]

Prof Jimmy Steele – A sad loss to the profession

By |November 17th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Prof Jimmy Steele was a man of much insight and vision who worked tirelessly to see a more effective and efficient service that was patient focused.  He will be sadly [...]

Crisis at Christmas – Providing dental care for the homeless in London

By |November 15th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Every year the dental team provide dental care to the homeless over the Christmas Period as part of the wider Crisis for Christmas program. The dental teams are made up [...]

Dental Nurses Graduate at Chester Cathedral – A moment in time

By |November 3rd, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The innovative course at University of Chester stood out of from the rest, inclusive of additional skills and skills that enhance and embrace the making every contact count strategy and [...]

National Dental Nurses Day -22nd November

By |November 3rd, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The Society celebrate the momentous day of 22nd November to recall the first Dental Nurse and Assistants Examination  of 1943. Who could have contemplated that here we are in 2017 [...]

National Dental Nurses Day – Nominations

By |October 14th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The Society of British Dental Nurses are asking for nominations  to celebrate National Dental Nurses Day 22nd Nov, 2017. The Society introduced this National event to recognise dental nurses and [...]

Congratulations are in order

By |October 3rd, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Sue Adams CEO was presented with a Fellowship on Saturday 30th September by the Dental Technologists Association - the professional representative body for dental technologists by James Green their President. [...]

Avoidance of doubt: Innovative commissioning for children under the age of 3yrs

By |September 27th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The office of the Chief Dental Officer for England reiterates the position and commitment to improving the oral health of children under 3yrs of age and only last night was [...]

BDA and The Dentistry Show join together for 2018 show

By |September 25th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

An announcement was released on Friday advising the dental arena that the BDA and the Dentistry Show had come together to hold one show. The show will be held on [...]

DCby1 The Society supported this launch

By |September 25th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

DCby1 (Dental check by 1yrs of age) was a huge success at launch and the Society supported it. Dental caries is a preventable disease and initiatives such as this has [...]

DCby1 – ‘Dental Check by 1’

By |September 22nd, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The Society is supporting 'Dental Check by 1 initiative by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry. This initiative aims to encourage parents and carers to take young children to the [...]

GCSE Grades Changed: Employers & Training Providers Are You Up to Speed?

By |September 2nd, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Just in case you were not aware the national qualifications grading system for GCSEs has recently changed. It is important to all employers and training providers if qualifications make up [...]

The Society launch the Dental Nurse Tutor and Education Facebook Group

By |August 14th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The Society are a  not-for-profit organisation, making sure everything is given back for the good of dental nursing. This tutor, trainer and education group is a vital component of our [...]

Temporary Global Shortage of Hep B Vaccine – This is affecting Dental Nurses Training so we are re running the information

By |August 14th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Public Health England have issued guidance as a result of the temporary global shortage of the Hep B vaccine - already we are receiving messages saying it is affecting the [...]

eCPD are you ready? Changes begin August 2018 for Dental Nurses

By |August 13th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The General Dental Council (GDC) have made changes to your continual professional  development (CPD) requirements as a dental nurse from Aug 2018. This does not mean you stop one CPD [...]

eCPD Keeping you up to speed

By |August 4th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The Society are very much part of the professionals working group contributing to the work of the GDC in bringing the new Continual Professional Development (CPD) to fruition and will [...]

Taking a closer look at complaint handling

By |July 18th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The Society will be keeping you up to speed with the working group progress  as the handling complaints work unfolds and in particular will be consulting with its members to [...]

Indemnity, CPD Declaration & Annual Retention Fee

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The Society of British Dental Nurses are the only professional organisation who focus solely on the education and development of dental nurses. We continue to represent dental nurses on this [...]

Public Health England – collating the facts

By |June 20th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

PHE last week published key facts and figures - interesting read and shows why we must act, dental nurses we have an important role to play.

Professor Robert Ireland Lecture

By |June 20th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The Society are proud to announce the first Professor Robert Ireland Lecture, followed by some inspirational educational speakers. This event will take place on the  23rd Sept at The Royal [...]

Queens Birthday Honours – Congratulations to all

By |June 20th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The Society congratulate those dental colleague honoured in the  Queens Birthday Honours list: Professor Nigel Hunt, Serbjit Kaur, Dawn Adams, Margaret Ross and Linda Greenwall.

National Oral Health Promotion Group

By |June 16th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Today was a day of oral health but in a much wider context; we heard from UKPHR and registration opportunities for oral health promoters and other public health workers and [...]

PHE’s Health Matters – child dental health

By |June 14th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Please visit the PHE website for the full information, this content is that from the blog of PHE so as to be correct.   PHE’s Health Matters, a resource for [...]

Societies Briefing Meeting – England CDO Office

By |June 14th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The Society of British Dental Nurses attended the Societies Briefing meeting held at the Imperial War Museum in London on the 12th June, 2017. The office of the Chief Dental [...]

The Society & HPV Action

By |June 6th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The Society have joined forces to support the HPV Action group in a campaign to give vaccines to boys. Follow the JCVI outcomes tomorrow as they unfold.

Enhanced CPD – Are you in the know?

By |May 16th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Continual Professional Development  came as part and parcel of becoming a registrant in 2008. We are all aware of our requirements to maintain our professional competence and our clinical skills [...]

Out and About – The Society of British Dental Nurses

By |May 16th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The Society of British Dental Nurses joined the Dental Show events on the 11th and 12th of May and had a very busy show. Lots of members and followers  coming [...]

Dentistry Show 2017, Speakers are Dentaid Andy Evans and Jacqueline James

By |May 6th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Andy Evans and Jacqueline James - Dentaid They will be talking about the amazing work they do and how dental nurses are vital to their work. The Society are often [...]

Dentistry Show 2017- The Society of British Dental Nurses Speakers are; Dr Jason Wong

By |May 6th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Dr Jason Wong Jason strongly believes that dental nurses are an integral part of the dental team and is a great advocate of skill-mix, strongly supporting their part in the [...]

Annual Review Meeting – All systems go

By |April 22nd, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Today was the annual review meeting for the Society of British Dental Nurses as it approaches its first anniversary. The first year has been an exciting one, with lots of [...]

Indemnity for Dental Nurses – Take a look

By |April 21st, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The Society have worked very hard to create two policies with Towergate that meet the needs of dental nurses. One gives you full cover to include all additional duties with [...]

PDP – Professional Development Plans for Dental Nurses

By |April 9th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Understanding the importance of a professional development plan  Employees are often expected to show personal commitment to their continuous professional development (CPD), actively seeking out information, training and events that [...]

Delivering Better Oral Health Toolkit Update

By |April 7th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

In response to recent revised guidance 2 sections of Delivering Better Oral Health (DBOH) version 3 have been updated: Section 4 Healthier eating advice and relevant summary tables:  to reflect the [...]

Apprenticeship Funding – All change: Dental Nurse Training

By |April 7th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The Government has announced that changes to the way apprenticeships are funded, although has made it clear this will not affect the funding to those who start apprenticeships before the [...]

Dental Nurse Salary is Trending

By |March 14th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Dental Nurses salary has long been a hot potato and whilst some have undertaken surveys very little has come of it. But what do we really think? Today on social [...]

GDC Seek New Council Members

By |March 8th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The GDC is embarking on a far-reaching programme of work to reform dental professional regulation, which includes the launch of Shifting the balance a better, fairer system of dental regulation: [...]

Dental Nurse Tutors

By |March 7th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

As dental nurse tutors we all have a responsibility to remain up to date and current, but not just in terms of clinical dental nursing, but in terms of education [...]

Making Good Decisions: Course Approval

By |March 5th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The Society are keen to support dental nurses make good decisions before giving up quality time and hard earned cash. What do you look for when making choices about courses [...]

Dental Nurse Qualification – The funded route: All change

By |March 5th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

For some time now the funded route leading to a dental nurse qualification in England has been coming to fruition. Lots of employers are unsure what this means for them [...]

Bill Moyes re-appointed to Chair GDC Until 2021

By |February 24th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

William (Bill) Moyes has been re-appointed to Chair the General Dental Council until 2021, having been originally appointed to office in 2013. The Society hope that this will see some [...]

Public Awareness Session at ADI Congress

By |February 21st, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Free Public Awareness Session Saturday 4 March 2017 Capital Hall, ExCeL London The ADI is the undisputed ‘go to’ organisation for everyone with an interest in dental implants. As a [...]

FGDP (UK) Important Dates

By |February 21st, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

The FGDP (UK) have today distributed a number of courses from across the regions and from London. There are a number of very popular courses that fill very quickly so [...]

Dentaid Urgently Need Volunteers

By |February 21st, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

PRESS RELEASE                                                          [...]

The Future of The Faculty of General Dental Practice

By |January 30th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

STATEMENT ON THE FUTURE OF THE FACULTY OF GENERAL DENTAL PRACTICE (UK)   The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (FGDP(UK)), the professional body representing general dental practice, and The [...]

Shifting the Balance – The Society Welcome the move to a better, fairer system of dental regulation

By |January 26th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Dental regulation to become better for patients and for professionals   26 January 2017   For immediate release   The General Dental Council (GDC) has published plans for how its [...]

Dental Mavericks

By |January 16th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Dental Mavericks are a Charity who work to rid children of dental pain. Have you ever thought about volunteering? we have the next dates for the trips and they are [...]

Sarah Murray Celebrates

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: SBDN|

Sarah celebrates her MBE. She was recognised in the Queens New Years Honours List for her services to oral health. Sarah is the Principal Hygienist/Therapist and Head of Centre at [...]

Hygiene and Therapy Qualification- North West DCP School

By |December 22nd, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

Are you interested in becoming a dental hygienist /therapist? Why not take a look at our website? www.mandcp.co.uk  The Greater Manchester School for Dental Care Professionals is based in Salford [...]

Former dental nurse Elaine Tilling shares her dental journey …

By |December 22nd, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

I started my career as a Dental Nurse in the Women’s Royal Air Force in the late 70’s..a role I loved and one that placed the seed of passion for [...]

GDC want to encourage local resolution

By |December 19th, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

The GDC want to work closer with the dental profession and believe that local resolution is by far a better way of supporting the team when professional dilemmas occur. The [...]

Joining forces, heightening awareness

By |December 8th, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

The Society are keen to raise awareness of oral cancer and support dental nurses on this learning journey. We hear lots about early detection and diagnosis, but we are also [...]

FGDP (UK) Recruiting a Fellow…

By |December 8th, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

The FGDP(UK) is looking to recruit a Fellow to its Strategic Affairs Committee, which advises the Board on strategic relations, policy development, external representation, public affairs and lay communication. The [...]

Dental Protection Provide Guidance on Referrals to GDC

By |December 7th, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

Helpful guidance from Dental Protection for Referrals to the GDC Short guide to appearing before the GDC... @MPS_Dental  

CQC useful links published

By |December 7th, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

The CQC recently shared information on 'Notable Practice', 'Myth busters' and added their new 'Complaints Statement'. Take a Look - keep up to date. It aims to jointly ensure that [...]

FDI World Dental Health Federation -A New Definition 2016

By |November 23rd, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

#Oral Health FDI World Dental Health Federation develops a new definition of Oral Health According to the federation it "acknowledges the multifaceted nature and attributes of oral health and opens [...]

Indemnity for Dental Nurses

By |November 23rd, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

The Society have worked along side Towergate to provide you with a policy that has no hidden extras. Their policy includes all additional duties for one fee. Some of us [...]

Celebrating National Dental Nursing Day

By |November 22nd, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

On the 22nd November, 1943 the first dental nursing examination was taken and awarded. We as a Society are passionate about, learning, education, development and support and believe we should [...]

Let me introduce myself my name is Mouth cancer

By |November 20th, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

Dental Nurse and Ambassador of the Society of British Dental Nurses Emma Riley turned poet My Name is Mouth Cancer Let me introduce myself my name is Mouth Cancer, I’m [...]

“Having cancer has changed my life for the better”

By |November 20th, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

  Rachel Parsons Since being diagnosed with cancer, my life has changed for the better..... I appreciate waking every morning, every birthday, Christmas everything that any family take for granted.... all [...]

CRISIS AT CHRISTMAS – Need Dental Nurses

By |November 18th, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

CRISIS AT Christmas We will be providing a dental service at two locations, both in London, this year – Winters Residential in Chalk Farm and South London Day Centre in [...]

Alcohol – linked cancer deaths

By |November 18th, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

Alcohol-linked cancer deaths could reach 7,000 a year by 2035, study suggests Of those, 3,674 will be oesophageal cancer, 1,369 will be bowel cancer and 835 will be breast cancer. [...]

Tax the Can

By |November 16th, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

Children's Food Campaign Tax the Can supporter update - November 2016 We’ve currently got Big Soda on the back foot. More and more cities and countries across the globe are [...]

GDC Announcement – Make your registration number available

By |November 8th, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

The GDC have announced that all registrants must either display their registration number or make it available if requested. How about a team board or perhaps a team portfolio?

North West DCP School – Hygiene and Therapy Qualification

By |November 4th, 2016|Categories: Blog, SBDN|

Are you interested in becoming a dental hygienist /therapist? Why not take a look at our website? www.mandcp.co.uk  The Greater Manchester School for Dental Care Professionals is based in Salford [...]

So you are considering Dental Therapy

By |October 22nd, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

Fiona Sandom - BADT Immediate Past President A day in the life of a dental therapist There is no such thing a typical day in my working week and that [...]

So you are interested in hygiene/ therapy?

By |October 22nd, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

Annette Matthews - BSDHT A day in the life of... A dental hygienist, dental therapist, mum, gym bunny, marathon runner and social media guru (apparently)! My weekdays, like most I [...]

Time for ‘Flu Jabs’

By |October 22nd, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

  Prof Andrew Smith Runny noses, coughs & colds – how to protect yourself and your patients With Winter just around the corner – this is a timely reminder of [...]

IPS Hand Hygiene Torch Tour 2016

By |August 25th, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

  The 'Society' will be taking part in the tour at the East Midlands Study day on the 17th September, come and join us. Cleaning your hands is one of [...]

Dental nurse scoops national award

By |May 31st, 2016|Categories: SBDN|

Big smiles for star dental nurse Linda as she scoops national award at the Scottish Dental Awards    

New BDA President and Patron of SBDN at BDA conference awards dinner.

By |May 31st, 2016|Categories: SBDN|