CPD Changes

enhanced CPD changesAs most of us will by now be aware, the General Dental Council (GDC) is set to change the requirements for Continued Professional Development (CPD). These changes will come into effect from 1st January 2018 for dentists and from 1st August 2018 for DCPs.

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The countdown is on!

National Smile Month 2017The countdown is now on for National Smile Month 2017. 

For those who are unsure what National Smile Month is, it’s the largest and longest-running UK campaign to promote good oral health. The campaign last for a whole month, so there is still lots of time for you and your practice to get involved. This year, the campaign is running from 15th May to 15th June, so put these dates in your diary. 

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Smile in Pink Day - Friday 2nd June

SIP17 gif with dateBridge2Aid are inviting all supporters and friends to join forces once again and participate in Smile in Pink Day. As you may know, Smile in Pink is our national fundraising day to raise both funds & awareness for millions of people in East Africa without access to safe emergency dental care.

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Why I love my job

eedwards dnI have been a dental nurse for thirteen years now. I started following my vocation by becoming a trainee dental nurse at Bristol Dental Hospital. I feel lucky to have started my career in this way as I could see and train in all aspects of dental nursing – including paediatrics, oral surgery, orthodontics and restorative work. This stood me in good stead for my future profession in dental nursing.

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The Easter Bunny

easter ohe 2017Hi, everyone – I hope that you are all well.  

With only two weeks until Easter, I think it’s fair to say that most people are ready for a break. If you are somebody like me who works in an NHS practice, you know how crazy it can be at this time of year.You are busy making sure that UDA targets have been met, and everybody around you seems very stressed. Despite this, we have to keep in mind what Easter means to our patients.

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