As the only UK Professional Group for Dental Nurses with sole focus on Learning and Development our vision is to inspire and engage dental nurses at each and every stage of their career. We will consider the here and now, and the future landscape of dentistry. Our guiding philosophy is that we will support the development of a sustainable and effective workforce, which as a result will advance our profession through education and professional activity.’
Our podcasts are designed to inspire qualified and student dental nurses, all these podcasts feature interviews with a dental nurses, as well as other dental nursing professionals who work in different environments and have a variety of different skill sets. Some may no longer active in their roles but may have started their career as a dental nurse , we would like to share their journey, career and experience to inspire others who may wish to follow their paths. So please take a little timeout to listen to these podcasts so that we can share their valuable knowledge with you all. Thank you for visiting our podcast page.
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From Dental Nurse to Super ‘Teeth Saving’ Woman. Meet Gemma Akinade Senior Oral Health Practitioner for Henry.
by The Society of British Dental Nurses on July 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Gemma's role is to improve the oral health outcomes of children under 5 and reduce health and social inequalities by providing access to early intervention and prevention as part of the London borough of Waltham HENRY High Impact Team. HENRY is a charity that supports families to provide the best possible start in life for young […]
Interview with NEBDN’s CEO Kate Kerslake
by The Society of British Dental Nurses on April 23, 2019 at 1:02 pm
In this interview learn from Kate about how you can develop your career as a dental nurse, how Kate wants to improve the profile of dental nurses and learn about new updates at NEBDN. Kate Kerslake joined the NEBDN in November 2018 from BUPA Dental Care where she was Head of Clinical Support and responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation […]
The Digital Treatment Coordinator
by The Society of British Dental Nurses on January 29, 2019 at 4:41 pm
Meet Tracie Barnett a passionate individual with over 20 years experience in Dentistry. Tracie likes to set herself goals to help her stay on track personally and professionally and with the help of my team achieve great things together. Tracie is often found attending training courses on her days off to help progress with her career, she […]
Meet a dental nurse who is starting out in practice management
by The Society of British Dental Nurses on November 30, 2018 at 9:46 am
In this podcast, we have the pleasure of introducing you to a hardworking achiever, Donna Vayle. Donna began her career in Dentistry as a dental nurse in 1999, she has a wealth of experience as a dental nurse, gained herself a promotion to become a treatment coordinator in her practice and has now gained herself a further promotion to become a practice […]
From dental nurse to practice owner
by The Society of British Dental Nurses on October 29, 2018 at 9:22 am
Meet Rachel Jackson who started working as a dental receptionist in 2004, progressed to a qualified dental nurse in 2007, and then developed into a lead dental nurse, practice manager, business manager and now practice owner. Discover how Rachel has developed her own dental practice without burning any bridges, while having to make huge sacrifices […]
Elaine Tilling an armed forces dental nurse, who now works for TEPE, shares her story and top tips for dental nurses who want to achieve.
by The Society of British Dental Nurses on February 13, 2018 at 8:50 am
Elaine Tilling an armed forces dental nurse, who now works for TEPE, shares her story and top tips for dental nurses who want to achieve. […]
Meet Emma Riley, our incoming chair!
by The Society of British Dental Nurses on November 28, 2017 at 6:05 pm
Meet Emma Riley, our incoming chair! Emma has a huge passion for oral care and works in end of life and palliative care. Learn more about her interesting story and how you can become involved. &nbs […]
Fiona Ellwood, founder and patron of SBDN discusses her career and journey to date
by The Society of British Dental Nurses on November 28, 2017 at 4:01 am
Fiona Ellwood, founder and patron of SBDN, discusses her career and the journey she has been on from Dental Nurse to tutor, to designing a degree for dental nurses. […]
Learn about the Society of Britsh Dental Nurses
by The Society of British Dental Nurses on November 27, 2017 at 1:33 pm
Find out more about the society and why it is so unique to dental nurses and its members in this interview with the patron and founder of the SBDN and Laura Horton. […]