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Society of British Dental Nurses

Not-for-profit organisation

Mission statement

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.

5 core values are central to our work

  1. Influencing policy and informing change
  2. Enhancing the capacity and ability of our membership
  3. Placing education, learning, experience, growth and development at the heart of the Society
  4. Recognising national and local priorities and our role within these areas
  5. Dedicated to the education and support of dental nursing students

Member benefits

  • Access to our Member Forum, with advice and support on numerous topics relating to dental nurses
  • Advice and support when choosing the next step in your career pathway as a dental nurse
  • Explanation on the topic of CPD for Dental Professionals, along with continual guidance relevant CPD for dental nurses
  • Support and guidance on what makes student nurses fit to practice, and the types of behaviour that accompany this
  • GDC Advice on raising concerns when encountering a situation that may be putting others at risk
  • Creating personal development plans, and how these will be viewed under the changing CPD regulation
  • Guidance on English language controls within the dental industry
  • Understanding professionalism
  • GDC Guidance on direct access, and how the affects dental nurses
  • Exclusive area for student dental nurses
  • Access to our event calendar, listing the crucial events for dental nurses throughout the year
  • Optional indemnity cover to members and non-members

Latest News

National Dental Nursing Awards 2019

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  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 the job and yet they [...]

Robin Davies Research Awards

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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 good projects. The event was [...]

OCDO England launches ‘Record Keeping Standards’

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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 - what the professions would like [...]

Upcoming Events

BSDHT Annual Conference – Celtic Manner

November 22 @ 8:00 am - November 23 @ 5:00 pm

Dental Mentors UK 2nd Conference 23rd Nov

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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