2020 is the 80th anniversary of the founding of the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) – originally called the British Dental Nurses’ and Assistants’ Society, and later the Association of British Dental Surgery Assistants – the UK’s professional association for dental nurses.

Closer Still Media (CSM) and BADN are therefore delighted to announce that the 2020 National Dental Nursing Conference will be held as part of the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show (BDCDS), at the NEC Birmingham on 15 and 16 May 2020. BADN will once again chair the Dental Nurses’ Forum at the Show, offering eleven different speakers over the two days (more than 8 hours of CPD) on a wide range of subjects relevant to dental nursing. Entry to the Forum is open to all dental nurses.

In addition, BADN members will be able to relax in the BADN lounge, adjoining the BADN stand at L95, where coffee and cakes will be available each day at 11am. Entry to the Lounge will require proof of current BADN membership.

Alex Harden, Show Director, the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show, said:

“We are delighted to be working with BADN once again. Our goal is to provide first-class education for each member of the dental team every year, and our collocation with BADN for 2020 will help to ensure that we deliver this for dental nurses. The show also offers a platform for dental nurses to network and enjoy time with friends and colleagues, making it an enjoyable yet productive learning experience for all.”

Jacqui Elsden, BADN President-elect, said:

“BADN welcomes the opportunity to support, once again, the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show and, in particular, the Dental Nurse Forum in May 2020. We have an interesting programme and, as President during this momentous year, I am looking forward to chairing the Forum. In addition, BADN are preparing some additional celebratory opportunities for members at the event, and throughout 2020. The British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show underpins part of BADN's vision, which is to encourage dental nurses to progress their lifelong learning opportunities, and it will be a good opportunity to do just that. 2020 is a special year for BADN, so why not visit us on stand to discuss how we can make a positive difference for dental nurses during the next 80 years. I look forward to meeting you all next May.”

We welcome all members and dental nurse delegates to join us, at our stand and at the Dental Nurses' Forum. To register your interest for the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show, or for more about the Dental Nurse Forum please click below.

Register for the Dentistry Show 2020

About the Dentistry Show

The British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show is an annual two-day event designed to deliver educational and networking opportunities for the entire dental team. There will be lecture programmes tailored to different fields, including the BDA Theatre, BACD Aesthetic, Digital Dentist Theatre, and many more, with hours of enhanced CPD available for all. The extensive trade floor will host more than 450 manufacturers, suppliers and training providers, enabling delegates to discover the latest products, technologies, materials and courses on the market. Further still, this is the perfect chance for delegates to catch up with friends and meet new people, both during the day and at the prestigious Dental Awards run by Purple Media Solutions on Friday night. Completely free for all delegates to attend, the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2020 will be held on 15th and 16th May at the NEC in Birmingham.

80th Anniversary Afternoon Tea

BADN will also be holding an Anniversary Afternoon Tea at the NEC Hilton on Saturday 16 May 2020. The Afternoon Tea is available to members dental nurses and fellow dental nurse colleagues. There are limited spaces which are available on first come, first serve basis. The cost is £30 and it includes a selection of tea, coffee and/or glass of Prosecco, sandwiches, cakes, and fresh pastries. During the ceremony, Jacqui Elsden, BADN President will present long-serving membership brooches and badges to members for their long-standing support of the Association.

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