Can you prove you have completed your CPD in accordance with the guidelines?

cpD INFODo not take CPD requirements lightly: read on to learn of one dental nurse's struggle. When she was unable to find one CPD certificate, she received warning letters from the GDC, and her appeal was eventually rejected.

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Tax Relief for Dental Nurses

Tax refund 2018Many dental nurses have to pay for their own work-based expenses, including GDC registration and indemnity cover, and it can feel a bit sore when you pay out of pocket. But don’t fret! Thanks to a handy tax relief form, you can claim these expenses back, meaning you get yourself a nice little refund. 

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Become a Fitness to Practise panellist

GDC HIRINGAre you looking for a new challenge and for a way to progress your career and use your skills and experiences to help the dental profession and the patients we treat?

Last week, the GDC announced that they were looking for around 30 new dental professionals to become members of the Fitness to Practise panels. The application process opened on the 19th April and is due to close on the 10th May 2023.

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Dental Nurse Network achieves 100% pass rate

The Dental Nurse Network100The team at Dental Nurse Network are proud to announce that our students have achieved 100% pass rates in both our NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing course and our NEBDN Oral Health Education course. This excellent news follows on from our efforts to make sure that we remain an ethically led company which fully supports students – we are proud to provide a good learning experience which reduces the likelihood that students will need to resit exams. We are excited about what this means for us, but also about what it means for the students on our courses. 

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What's the solution for dental nurses who feel undervalued?

Explore Your Options 2It’s no secret that things have been much harder in the dental industry since the pandemic. There has been a significant increase in the workload, with extra infection control duties, more demanding patients, and higher targets to be met. This is all after the redeployment scheme saw dental nurses become one the largest group of registrants – but without any of the benefits. With rising dissatisfaction in the job, and many dental nurses leaving the profession altogether, it’s time to look more closely at what can be done to improve working conditions for dental nurses across the country. 

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