Member Benefits

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Members Area

This is area is for fully paid up members and is exclusive to our members. The exclusive area gives access to a number of beneficial fields and provides current and up to dates information with our members in mind.  The Society work hard to continually keep you up to date and offer you support.

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Career Pathways

This area provides detailed information on career progression and guidance for future opportunities for registered dental nurses. It considers both the clinical and non-clinical dental nurses and across all aspects of dentistry. Never has there been such an exciting time to plan your career; the team also offer a 1-1 service to help members.

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Help to create your PDP

This area gives rise to the common Personal Development Plan, it provides a clear guide focused on the GDC framework, examples and articles that clearly explain the fields in order to help you get the best from your PDP. The team also offer a 1 – 1 service to help members.

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Ecpd guidance and free ecpd

This area outlines the requirements of  Enhanced Continual Professional Development (ECpd) and provides a guide to assist our members in making good decisions when purchasing ECpd. It provides information that acts as a myth buster and as a checklist so that you spend your time and money wisely. We also offer free quality assured  ECpd  to our membersThe team offer a 1-1 service to help members.

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GDC Process and procedures

This area looks at the processes and procedures of the General Dental Council and is regularly updated. The Society work closely with the GDC and take the membership voice to the table. We pride ourselves on the work we have undertaken to date and will continue to foster this relationship. The Society are happy to discuss regulatory issues on a 1-1 basis with the membership.

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Event calendar

This area is populated and updated on a regular basis in order that dental nurses can see across the 4 Nations what events are going on. We welcome updates from organisers, we also add the Society events to the calendar which run across a number of regions with discounted places for members. The Society accept calls from organisers for the purpose of the calendar, please note advertising is separate.

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Interview Preperation & Techniques 

This area provides support and guidance on improving your interview technique and addresses preparation skills. The hints and tips have proved an enormous success and are highly sort after, sometimes it is the most obvious of things that we forget. The Society offer 1-1 support and guidance.

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Student support

This area provides support and guidance for student dental nurses who often feel isolated and need to be able to turn to an experienced dental nurse or trainer. The Society have a number tutors on board and an ambassador field with an enormous amount of expertise and who are also happy to provide study support.

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Exclusive Student members area

This area provides support and guidance for student dental nurses who often feel isolated and need to be able to turn to an experienced dental nurse and guide. We are also linked to  a referral pathway for additional support. We have a trained mentor field and offer 1-1 support for our student members.

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Indemnity/insurance advice and Guidance

This area provides general guidance on indemnity/insurance with a strong focus on what to look for in a policy, ensuring our members make good decisions in their choice of indemnity/insurance. The Society are keen that our members take as much care in selecting professional indemnity/insurance as they do with personal indemnity/insurances. 1-1 advice is available.

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Preferred Indemnity package

This area provides information on the preferred indemnity/insurance policy – The Society took the time to review and amend the policy held by Towergate in 2015 and made sure it was fit for purpose. The policy has no additional or hidden costs and includes all additional duties, teaching and assessing. Our members are given a code before booking.

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Helpline and Mentorship

This area hosts our information relating to the emergency helpline  – from time to time we know that there is a need to have an emergency line to a trusted professional colleague and for this reason we have an emergency  line so that none of our members are left with no where to turn. The service is a confidential service to our members.

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Free Legal Advice

This area informs members of our partnership with FTLaw, who offer free legal advice to Society members, they have a wealth of expertise and have provided much information on employment law.  The team also write for the Society on legal issues and provide professional lectures.

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Regular Newsletters and updates

This area houses our newsletters  which are produced quarterly with an extra one at Christmas time as an end of year round up. We try to summarise our activity  and keep you informed as we continue to go from strength to strength.

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Conferences and events

This area gives members access to Society conference events , Study days, Learning Hub Sessions and Focus group work, as well as partnership working. The Society make every effort to move around the country and the Nations in order to reach its membership and are always open to discuss opportunities on a 1-1 basis.

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Request a speaker

This area allows dental professionals to contact the Society in order to request a speaker. Given the vast array of Ambassadors and Fellows who have a high level of expertise across the field of dentistry and who are keynote speakers the Society does except requests for speakers.

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Guidance Sheets

This area provides information on the guidance sheets that have been designed to help inform the dental team and guide our members on current issues. The guidance notes act as a good basis to inform policy and employment issues.

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Exclusive member benefits

The Society are working with a number of partners to bring member benefits too our membership package. Currently we have an agreement on professional journals, some Ecpd events and on holidays , with more to follow. We also offer guidance on claiming tax back on your uniforms with no fees involved.