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Enhanced CPD – The Facts

By |February 2nd, 2020|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 the GDC. CPD is defined as 'learning, training or other developmental activities undertaken by a dental professional. Such activity must be relevant to the registrant’s [...]

Wuhan novel Coronavirus Latest Information – Guidance for the dental team

By |February 1st, 2020|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 This letter updates the advice sent on 31st January 2020. Changes from the previous version are highlighted in blue font. The key changes are to [...]

Reminder of Social Media Guidelines

By |January 19th, 2020|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 media and its' use and encourage dental professionals to consider this as something of huge importance. The principles of the guidelines focus on being respectful, [...]

Self-employed? Remember to complete your Tax Return

By |January 4th, 2020|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 are new to the process. With nearly 400,000 people per year joining the ranks of self-employment per year, the ability for the Self Assessment tax [...]

GDC Introduce First Time Registration Fees

By |December 28th, 2019|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 1st January and you will avoid the fees. This fee is in addition to the fee to become a registrant. Taken from the GDC website [...]

New Appointments

By |December 28th, 2019|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|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 the Local Dental Network, improving oral health and strives to address inequalities in oral health. He also contributes to work with NHS England and Health [...]

January 2020 Dental Nursing Event Manchester

By |December 18th, 2019|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|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 - Clare Soper and Secretary Heidi Grimwood.   Patron Fiona Ellwood said " It is vital that our team is made up of dental nurses who [...]

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

By |November 28th, 2019|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 ones that runs in to our policy. The topics cover   Infection Prevention and Control Forensic Dentistry for Dental Nurses Social Media in Dentistry Interview [...]