For dental nurses looking to expand their knowledge and skills, the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show (BDCDS) is not an event to miss! The Dental Nurses’ Forum – presented by the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN), chaired by BADN President Jacqui Elsden and sponsored by GSK – will offer a full two-day lecture programme tailored specifically for those in the role.
Among the sessions you can look forward to joining will be:
“Greater Manchester HSCP transformation – devolution oral health programmes”
Discussing her experience with the oral health programme in the area and how it is both raising awareness and supporting care delivery through shared best practice.
“Dental health in pregnancy”
Explore the oral manifestations linked to pregnancy and how to improve care of pregnant patients.
Better understand your statutory responsibilities and the options available regarding indemnity.
“Inhalation sedation – an update”
Get up-to-date on the latest information and research behind use of inhalation sedation.
“Raisin Awareness – a call to action. As DCPs we have the skills to make positive change happen”
Gain practical tips and advice on how to run your own oral health promotion project, using the “Raisin Awareness” campaign as an example.
There will also be an update from the GDC with Joanne Rewcastle, Rebecca Silver will consider what may be impacting dental nurse recruitment and retention and Hannah Grieve will encourage dental nurses to better manage their stress. Lin Little will also explain the benefits of being part of the RADC Reserves and Anthony Sweeny will explore maximising scope of practice through teamwork.
On Saturday, Preetee Hylton will be discussing “Domestic abuse: a never-ending battle, about which she comments:
“I would love dental nurses and other dental professionals to attend my domestic abuse awareness session because they might learn something new which could help save someone’s life one day. My aim is for delegates to leave my session with a strengthened sense of duty to further educate themselves on the signs of domestic abuse. I also hope they share what they have learnt with their team members, therefore working towards creating a culture of openness and support in their workplaces.”
The BADN will also be on stand K80, where you can talk to President-elect Debra Worthington, Chairman Joan Hatchard and Treasurer Michelle Brand, along with BADN staff Pam Swain and Adam Skalski. Why not go along to join/renew your membership, buy a membership badge or commemorative brooch, pick up their new Menopause Policy, ask a question…. or just have a chat! Plus, relax and enjoy a coffee with BADN/ONG member friends and colleagues in the BADN lounge (K85), sponsored by R A Medical Ltd.
BADN Chief Exec Pam Swain explains: “BADN were 80 in 2020, but we couldn’t celebrate 80 years of supporting the UK’s dental nurses then, so this is our 80 + 2 celebration! All dental nurses, whether BADN members or not – in fact all members of the dental team – are welcome to visit our stand, and find out more about the UK’s professional association for dental nurses. We look forward to seeing you there!”
Time is fast running out to register for BDCDS – if you haven’t already, book your place online – it’s free for all delegates!
The British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2022 will be held on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May, NEC Birmingham, co-located with DTS.