3 Month Membership Holiday for Members

By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Due to the current onging situation with the Covid-19 virus, SBDN have made the decision give our full and dual members a Membership Holiday so please do not worry about [...]

Covid-19: Information for Dental Nurses – A Call for Calm

By |March 22nd, 2020|Categories: SBDN|

Covid-19 hits the UK Dear Members, We have watched  Covid-19 unfold across the globe and the trail of disbelief, dismay and devastation it has and continues to cause.  It has [...]

FGDP Dean calls for greater diversity

By |March 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

  The Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)), Ian Mills, has called for the leaderships of dental organisations to better reflect the diversity of the profession. Ian [...]

Can you offer a helping hand to someone self-isolating?

By |March 16th, 2020|Categories: SBDN|

The Society have introduced a scheme to help those who are self-isolating, in particular the older person or those most vulnerable. If the suggested plans come into play of isolation [...]

Sharing Information: Do you prescribe, provide or fit retainers, whitening trays, mouth guards?

By |March 16th, 2020|Categories: SBDN|

The Society of British Dental Nurses are part of the Dental Professional Alliance  - a group formed to bring the dental care professionals professional bodies to the table, to share [...]

Covid-19 News: Society of British Dental Nurses Keeping you informed

By |March 15th, 2020|Categories: SBDN|

There is no getting away from Covid-19 headlines as it sweeps the world at a fast pace. We are having an increased number of calls and we are trying to [...]

Mental Health Wellness – join us

By |March 5th, 2020|Categories: SBDN|

The Society have for sometime had a 'Let's Talk' policy and has helped 1ots of dental nurses and those around them. We have a 'don't turn away' policy too, so [...]

Enhanced CPD – The Facts

By |February 2nd, 2020|Categories: SBDN|

Enhanced CPD – The Facts In order to remain on the General Dental Council (GDC) register and continue to practice ALL registrants must undertake the required ECPD as defined by [...]

Wuhan novel Coronavirus Latest Information – Guidance for the dental team

By |February 1st, 2020|Categories: SBDN|

Update The Office of the CDO England shares a tripartite letter and a flowchart  - read it here February 2020 Dear colleagues Novel Coronavirus: Advice for the NHS in England [...]

Reminder of Social Media Guidelines

By |January 19th, 2020|Categories: SBDN|

The Society of British Dental Nurses provide guidance to its' members and followers based on the regulators standards for the Dental Team. The Society have a strong position on social [...]

Self-employed? Remember to complete your Tax Return

By |January 4th, 2020|Categories: SBDN|

Published: 02/01/2020  Author: Julie Bissetto   Dental Nursing Journal With the Self Assessment deadline for 2018/19 approaching at the end of this month, it can be a stressful time for those who [...]

GDC Introduce First Time Registration Fees

By |December 28th, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

As of January 2020 the General Dental Council are introducing a 'first time registration fee' for all dental professionals - for those qualified but not yet registered, do this before [...]

New Appointments

By |December 28th, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

The new appointments of 2019 are: Lisa Bainbridge - East Midlands Region Chair Clare Soper- Editor Heidi Grimwood - Secretary Huge welcome to the dental nurses taking up these posts. [...]

Jason Wong MBE – Congratulations

By |December 28th, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

Jason Wong receives an MBE in the New Years Honours list - very well deserved. Jason is  a general dental practitioner in Grantham and works tirelessly with his work for [...]

January 2020 Dental Nursing Event Manchester

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

A reminder to book on to the January event places are going fast and we would hate you to miss out, members benefits apply - see you there

New Appointments to the Society

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

Louise Smith becomes Vice President, Clare Faulkner becomes Vice Chair and Lisa Chamberlain takes the East Midlands Regional post. Other key posts that have been appointed are the Editor - [...]

2020 Gets off to a Great Start: Dental Nursing Study Day – Jan 2020

By |November 28th, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

The Society of British Dental Nurses is working in partnership with HEE NW to bring this fantastic view together. The are a number of recommended and a couple of other [...]

National Dental Nursing Awards 2019

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

  The Society recognise that there are so many dental nurses out there that go above and beyond their day to day work ad put their heart and soul into [...]

Robin Davies Research Awards

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

The Society were present at the Robin Davies Research Awards and were delighted for all successful applicants and winners. By all accounts there were a number of applicants with really [...]

OCDO England launches ‘Record Keeping Standards’

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

The Chief Dental Officer for England launched the Record Keeping Standards at the BDIA Dental Showcase.  This brings  consensus and  standardisation  in approach to assessment of Record Keeping Standards - [...]

SBDN & cluster learning in Berkshire

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

The Society attended a new regional group to talk professionalism and deliver some important topics as part of an Enhanced Continual Professional Development. Great support from Lifeline Dental Agency - [...]

Nominations: National Dental Nurses Day 22-11-2019

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

The Society will be celebrating the 4th National Dental Nurses Day on 22nd Nov. This is a day steeped in history, the date of the first dental nursing examination. Last [...]

Important Notice….

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

The Society are grateful for the sponsorship and as a result of it would like to offer 5 Free places to the Prof Ireland Annual Lecture. This offer is open [...]

Birmingham School of Dental Nursing – All Smiles

By |July 27th, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

Honoured to be a guest of Birmingham Dental School as the dental nurses are awarded their qualifications. The Society were represented by Fiona Ellwood the Patron, who congratulated the students [...]

Isdam – Managing Dental Anxiety Congress Glasgow 22nd & 23rd Aug

By |July 27th, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

The Society has a speaker at the Isdam congress  meeting in Glasgow this year - Alex Keir, who will be talking on CBT cognitive Behaviour Therapy. The Congress has two [...]

Advancing our Health: Prevention in 2020s Government Consultation

By |July 23rd, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

Please use this link to read the latest information looking towards the prevention strategy - makes an interesting read, we would like to hear your thoughts at admin@bdns.org.uk   https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/advancing-our-health-prevention-in-the-2020s

Scotland Regional Study Day

By |July 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Bookings are now open for our first Scotland regional group study day.

Churchill War Rooms

By |July 10th, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

SBDN attended an official dinner at the Churchill War Rooms ... well worth a visit and we would like to encourage you to visit the Churchil War Rooms. All of [...]

CQC – Smiling Matters: Oral Care in Care Homes

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

The Society are delighted this has been highlighted, but it is nothing new, in 2015 we raised this as part of NOHPG. Now it is in the public domain we [...]

Queen’s Birthday Honour for Society Patron

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: SBDN|

  ****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE****                                                                              10 June 2019   Dental nurse Fiona Ellwood awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List Dental nurse Fiona Ellwood has been awarded the British Empire Medal [...]

ECPD Guidelines

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog|

CPD is far more than meeting GDC requirements, it is about lifelong learning and maintaining the public’s trust in our skills, knowledge and competence. Want to find out more?

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|