The session will take place on:


Saturday 9 December 2023





Coffee Catch-up | November 2023

A virtual networking event for dental nurses and fellow dental care professionals for you to meet new colleagues and hear about the latest developments from the world of dentistry, the Association and our special guest speakers with free CPD.

What is Coffee Catch-up?

The coffee catch-up has been created during the Covid-19 pandemic to offer members and non-member dental care professionals virtual way to the latest information from the world of dentistry, the opportunity for networking and connecting with with other dental nurses across the United Kingdom, and chat with our BADN President, the members of the BADN Executive Committee, and the staff. We also host special guest speakers who deliver valuable insights regarding a specific topic each month with the aim of helping attendees learn and expand their knowledge. Some sessions also offer FREE CPD certificates.

We also sometimes host special quiz games where you have a chance to win some prizes. The quizes are related to the speakers presentation to test your knowledge on the subject. If there is a quiz game scheduled for the speakers presentation, we will either include this information below or let you know in an e-mail upon registering, including all the necessary details prior to the event on how to take part.

Speaker information

Dr Debbie Reed EdD, MSc, PGCHE, BA(Hons), Cert Ed, FHEA, CCIPD, FCGDent, ANCUP, GCGI

Debbie Reed is a Reader (Associate Professor) Hon. at the University of Kent and NIHR ARCKSS Lead for Professional Development Programmes.
An academic and Doctor of Education, her work as an educator and researcher, has been impactful, in respect to the practical application and transformational opportunities, it has, and will continue to, provide to all dental occupations.

In 2020 Debbie was bestowed with the British Association of Dental Nurses’ Outstanding Contribution to Dental Nursing Professional Practice Award. In 2021 she was the inaugural recipient of the Royal College of Surgeons (UK) Janet Goodwin Award. In 2023 she was elected Fellow of College of General Dentistry (CGDent). Currently, Debbie is Chair of CGDent’s Dental Nursing and Orthodontic Therapy Faculty. She is a GDC registrant, and has the privilege of being an honorary President of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

In 2023 Debbie, in liaison with BADN, authored the Dental Nurse Retention Survey Report, which to date has close to 1500 reads on ResearchGate.

Presentation details


"To raise awareness of the factors aiding in the retention of the Dental Nurse (DN) within the dental workforce within the UK.”


  • To raise awareness of the factors aiding in the retention of the Dental Nurse (DN) within the dental workforce within the UK.


  • Outline of the DN workforce retention challenges within the UK.
  • Examine factors that Dental Nurses say affect DN workforce retention.
  • Explore factors, options (and opportunities) to positively encourage DN workforce retention in the future.


  • Gain awareness of the DN workforce retention challenges.
  • Acquire an appreciation of the factors that positively influence DN workforce retention.
  • Reflect on factors, options (and opportunities) available to members of the DN workforce wishing to remain within the dental sector.

Development outcomes

  • This presentation meets the GDC's development outcomes: B&C.

CPD information

This session offers one hour FREE CPD. In order to receive a certificate, the attendee must be:

  • Present at all times during a speaker's presentation
  • Have a camera turned ON throughout the whole presentation

How much does it cost?

Our Coffee Catch-up sessions are FREE to attend. We welcome all dental nurses, BADN members and non-members, as well as other dental care professionals to join our sessions. Please note spaces are limited so be sure to book early.

What happens after I register?

Once registered a confirmation email will be sent to you within 24 hours. An Invitation Zoom Link along with any other relevant information will be sent to all attendees via email a day before the event. Please also check your spam/junk folder when looking out for any communications.

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