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BDNJ Winter 23 – Caring for patients with diabetes GDC development outcome: C

Course Dates: 2 February 2023 - 2 February 2025
Enrollment Dates: Enroll Anytime
Who can Enroll: Anyone
Course Language: English
Price: FREE

About the Course

• To understand how diabetes impacts the general and oral health of the UK population

• To better appreciate the two-way relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease

• To understand the importance of communication with diabetic patients

Course Structure

Instructors

Dental Design

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Molar Mentoring to enrol student dental nurses in BADN

Course Dates: Open-ended
Enrollment Dates: Enroll Anytime
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Price: FREE

About the Course

The British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN), the professional association for dental nurses in the UK, is delighted to announce that Molar Mentoring Ltd, a leading provider of dental nurse training and BADN Industry Affiliate,  will be automatically enrolling all of its student dental nurses as BADN Student Members from 2024.

“BADN membership introduces student dental nurses to  the concepts of professionalism, ethics and life-long learning   and student dental nurses to the dental nursing community” said BADN Honorary President Joan Hatchard. “We are delighted to welcome Molar student dental nurses into the BADN family.”

“All the team at Molar Mentoring and I are honoured to be working with BADN. We look forward to working together to encourage and enpower all Dental Nurses around the UK. All of our students will now receive BADN membership, when signing up for their NEBDN Dental Nurse Diploma or Apprenticeship,” said Heidi Grimwood RDN, owner and director of Molar Mentoring Ltd.

BADN Student Membership, which costs £10 per year, offers student dental nurses access to the quarterly digital “British Dental Nurses’ Journal”; the Legal Helpline; the Health & Wellness Hub offering articles and information on physical, mental and financial health as well as the counselling/support helpline; BADN Rewards[1], which offers a wide range of special offers and discounts on shopping, insurance, lifestyle, travel, etc and could save BADN members over £472 per year; the members’ area of the BADN website www.badn.org.uk with information and advice; and the TOTUM Professionals discount card.  Once they are qualified RDNs and progress to Full Membership, they will also have access to special member rate indemnity cover and CPD, including the BADN Personal Development Planners and CPD Activity Logs. 

Student dental nurses (and Registered Dental Nurses) can join BADN at www.badn.org.uk/join.  Other dental nurse training providers wishing to enrol their students as BADN Student Members, or other dental companies interested in becoming BADN Industry Affiliates,  are invited to contact BADN’s Chief Exec Pam Swain on 01253 338365.

Reference:

[1] *Terms and conditions apply to all benefits. See website for details. Offers subject to change without notice. Savings Calculator – This average member saving is based on a sample of 476 savings calculator entries since 05/01/2013 with repeated entries and the top 20% removed. The average saving figure is correct as of 25/01/2024. Potential savings generated from the calculator are not guaranteed, and are based on you using specific benefits. TOTUM Professionals – tastecard offer – this offer is for new or renewing TOTUM Professionals purchasers only (including free member upgrades).    BADN Rewards is managed and run on behalf of BADN by Parliament Hill Ltd.

 

Dentaid announces summer fundraising activity calendar

Course Dates: Open-ended
Enrollment Dates: Enroll Anytime
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Price: FREE

About the Course

Whether you’re a budding racing driver, golfer, ultra runner or daredevil, Dentaid The Dental Charity has a fundraising event for you this year.

With huge demand for its charitable dental clinics, the charity needs more support than ever before, and these events are a fun-filled way to raise funds that will help the most vulnerable people to access life-changing care.

The 2024 events programme starts with the charity’s Golf Day on Friday June 7th at the beautiful yet challenging Boundary Lakes Golf Course at The Utilita Bowl, Southampton. Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona, the event includes breakfast on arrival, a shotgun start across 18 holes using the Stableford scoring system, competition holes, buffet curry lunch, prizegiving and a charity raffle. Entry is £500 for a team of four and places can be booked by contacting fundraising@dentaid.org.

Dentaid The Dental Charity’s first ever track day will take place at Thruxton Racing Circuit on Friday 13th September 2024. Participants will get behind the wheel in a selection of sports and racing cars on the UK’s fastest circuit, located near Andover. Once racers have got their adrenaline pumping in vehicles including a Porsche Cayman, Ford Puma ST, Formula Renault single-seater and high-speed passenger lap in a BMW M2, they will spend the afternoon racing in 60mph race karts!  Lunch, afternoon tea and refreshments are required and all budding Lewis Hamiltons will need a full UK driving licence. Places, priced at £400 each, are going fast and can be booked by emailing fundraising@dentaid.org

After the success of recent years, Dentaid’s charity skydive is back at Old Sarum Airfield in Salisbury on Sunday, September 15th.  Fearless fundraisers will jump tandem from either 10,000ft or 15,000ft and are asked to raise a minimum of £400 to take part. Places can be booked by visiting Dentaid | Dentist and Oral Health Supporting Charity | GoSkydive 

Finally, ultra fundraisers can go the distance by signing up to the Ultra Challenge Series.  Events takes place across the country and this is a fantastic way to set your own goals and take part in some of the most challenging hikes in beautiful parts of Britain.

“2024 is set to be our busiest year to date, which means we have had to give our supporters more choice than ever in ways to support Dentaid The Dental Charity,” said fundraising manager Pete Burch.  “After the return and success of our golf day last year, I am thrilled to see it back for 2024. And alongside that, we have introduced a series of new and exciting fundraising events which I’m sure will be popular too. I am particularly excited for our first track day experience. Every penny raised helps us to provide life-changing dental care for the most socially excluded people including those experiencing homelessness, abuse, addiction and poverty and we’re very grateful to everyone who takes part. “

For more information contact fundraising@dentaid.org or call 01794 324249.

Unum UK partners with Toothfairy

Course Dates: Open-ended
Enrollment Dates: Enroll Anytime
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Price: FREE

About the Course

Leading employee benefits provider Unum UK has boosted its Dental offering and partnered with Toothfairy, an award-winning digital dentist.

To better support its customers’ oral health during the current dental care crisis, from 1st May Unum is introducing Toothfairy to all new and renewing Unum Dental clients.

The easy-to-use bespoke Toothfairy app provides insured employees with a single entry point to high-quality dentistry services, support and guidance for everyday preventative dental care and routine treatment, plus Unum’s wider services. The integration of the Toothfairy app into the Unum Dental offering is an exclusive arrangement within the dental insurance market.

Services include:

Following extensive market research, Unum’s refreshed Dental products provide robust, impactful support for everyday preventative care and reimbursement for the treatments most often claimed by patients. Enhancements include significant increases in benefit levels to address the rising costs of treatments — together with the use of simplified clinical terminology, helping make the claims process even easier for customers to navigate. 

Glenn Thompson, Chief Distribution Officer at Unum UK, comments:

“Shockingly, our research[2] revealed that 21% of employees avoided dental appointments in 2023 due to the cost-of-living crisis — we want to address that head-on with our innovative new products, quality services and everyday dental care and support.

“Our flexible Dental offering now follows our digitally-enabled, consumer-centric approach, built around modern-day employee needs. It’s designed to make dental insurance — and treatment — quicker, more affordable and stress-free for 21st century living.

“And with preventative services being key to reducing the need for more intensive and costly treatments, we’re delighted to offer a new holistic and progressive approach to dental care to help create and maintain happy, healthy and productive workforces.”

Dentist, digital health leader and Toothfairy CEO Dr Deepak Aulak comments:

“During a national dental crisis, we see our digital dental solution as complementing Unum’s Dental product, helping its customers get better access to a dentist and improving their oral, and overall, health. We are excited to offer our evidence-based solution to make a real impact, especially as many dental diseases are preventable and early intervention is key. This is an industry first in the dental insurance sector, and we feel our mission aligns closely with Unum’s own in improving its customers’ health.

“In a first-of-its-kind partnership, Unum Dental policyholders will now benefit from an on-demand digital dentist, in-app assessments, e-prescriptions, clinic referrals and discounted cosmetic treatments — all through the award-winning Toothfairy app.” 

For more information, visit: unum.co.uk/employer/dental

 

References:

[1] Available in app 7 days a week, core operating 9am – 8pm (response time within 24 hours)

[2] Research carried out by Censuswide between 2nd – 9th October 2023 amongst a nationally-representative sample of 3,025 full-time and part-time British employees