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GDC publishes three-year strategy: Right time. Right place. Right-touch.

New 2020-2022 strategy is now published and available for everyone to read. It sets out a programme of work for the next three years.

Posted on 12/2/2019

GDC: Introduction of registration application fees

GDC announces the introduction of fees for first registration applications to join the UK's registers of dental professionals.

Posted on 11/28/2019

BADN President urges dental nurses to participate in advancing dentistry review

BADN President Jacqui Elsden urges dental nurses to speak up and feed their comments into HEE Advancing Dentistry Review.

Posted on 11/28/2019

OCDO Official: Record Keeping Standards Publication

New publication by NHS England and NHS Improvement is now available to read

Posted on 11/28/2019

Could you, or someone you know, be the next Dental Nurse of the Year?

The Dental Awards 2020 is now open for nominations. Cast your votes and nominate the next Dental Nurse of The Year 2020!

Posted on 11/18/2019

GDC Welcomes new members of executive team

Sarah joins the GDC with a strong human resources background gained predominantly in regulatory organisations, most recently as the Director of Organisations Change at Ofcom.

Posted on 11/7/2019

GDC publishes outcome report on its three-year strategy consultation

The General Dental Council (GDC) has today published the outcome report from the consultation on its three-year strategy, which closed earlier this year.

Posted on 10/30/2019

Have your say on the future of dental education and training in England

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) is urging dentists and dental care professionals throughout England to attend one of Health Education England’s ‘Advancing Dental Care’ workshops.

Posted on 10/25/2019

Full membership of BSPD open to all GDC registrants

With immediate effect, all GDC registrants who join the Society will be able to enjoy the benefits of full membership; discounted entry to the conference, free copies of the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry and full voting rights at the

Posted on 10/24/2019

New advice sheet on analgesia for dental pain

NHS England has issued a new information sheet reminding dentists of the recommended drug regimens for the relief of dental pain in children and adults.

Posted on 10/21/2019

Volunteer dental nurses wanted!

Dentaid is looking for volunteers. Find out more.

Posted on 10/21/2019

NEBDN Spring Conference

Open to trainee and qualified dental nurses as well as practice managers, we encourage you to join us for an event not to be missed!

Posted on 10/21/2019

ONG Spring Study Day

Grab 5 hours verifiable CPD in March 2020. Bookings available now.

Posted on 10/21/2019

GDC Reduces Annual Retention Fee

Following a consultation on its strategy for the next three years, the General Dental Council (GDC) has today announced a reduction of the Annual Retention Fee (ARF), the fee all dental professionals pay each year to remain on the register.

Posted on 10/8/2019

Dentists: Care homes face uphill struggle as new rules give them responsibility for oral health

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned care homes in England face significant barriers in securing access to NHS services, as the Care Quality Commission (CQC) today (1 Oct) rolls out new measures on oral health to benchmark their effectiven

Posted on 10/2/2019

Invitation to FDT Conference 2019

The Faculty of Dental Trainers(FDT) would like invite you to their third Annual Meeting offering 5 hours CPD. Find out more now!

Posted on 9/30/2019

BOC 2019: Campaign to alert patients to the dangers of 'DYI Ortho'

The British Orthodontics Society and Oral Health Foundation join forces to develop a national campaign aimed to help patients.

Posted on 9/27/2019

FREE EVENT: NHS Dental Complaint Handling Workshop

Get yourself 3 hours FREE CPD by attending one of the NHS workshops in these coming weeks

Posted on 9/25/2019

Important information about removal from GDC Register

Members and non-members are welcome to contact BADN for further support and guidance with relation to this matter.

Posted on 9/5/2019

#JabsForLads Campaign

BADN has been a long time member of HPV Action and is delighted to hear of this good news.

Posted on 9/2/2019

New discount card available to BADN members!

BADN members can now enjoy the extra savings with an exclusive TOTUM PRO card! If you're a member, grab yours today and save even more money!

Posted on 8/28/2019

Thousands of dental care professionals yet to make CPD statement with just one week to deadline

There's one week left until deadline. Have you submitted your CPD statement to the GDC yet?

Posted on 8/21/2019

OCDO | Diabetes Guide

The Office of Chief Dental Officer, and NHS England & NHS Improvement National Diabetes Prevention Programme have produced the commissioning standard: Dental Care for People with Diabetes.

Posted on 8/13/2019

Spaces still available for National Dental Nursing Conference 2019

Created specifically for dental nurses, this year's conference offers up to 7 verifiable hours throughout the two-day event and some fantastic content. You don't want to miss out on this!

Posted on 8/13/2019

Annual Renewal: CPD statement deadline is 28 August

If you’re a dental care professional, who has been on the Register for over a year, you will need to make an annual, or end-of-cycle, CPD statement by 28 August.

Posted on 8/8/2019

GDC Corporate Strategy

Posted on 7/12/2019

Annual GDC Renewal

Posted on 7/12/2019

Shaping the direction of lifelong learning for dental professionals

GDC discussion document on future CPD

Posted on 7/11/2019

Annual Renewal for dental care professionals now open

The quickest and easiest way to complete the Annual Renewal is through eGDC, and it takes only five minutes to register to use the service if not already set up.

Posted on 7/8/2019

BDIA Showcasing the Industry's finest

Dental Showcase is the event in the industry’s calendar, bringing together the trade and the profession from all corners of the UK.

Posted on 7/8/2019

Another successful Dentistry Show for the BADN

What an amazing show it was to be part of. We're looking forward to being there again, next year!

Posted on 7/8/2019

Publication of Urgent Dental Care Commissioning Standard

Implementation of the standards should ensure that patients and the public are aware of what services are available, how to access them and what they should expect from the services themselves.

Posted on 7/8/2019

Regulators unite to support reflective practice across healthcare

The leaders of nine healthcare regulators have joined forces to stress the benefits and importance of good reflective practice among professionals in the healthcare sector.

Posted on 7/8/2019

Win £50 amazon voucher with BADN

This year, two lucky delegates will have a chance to win 1 x £50 Amazon voucher, courtesy of Parliament Hill Ltd and BADN Benefits Scheme by entering into a draw at The Dentistry Show!

Posted on 7/8/2019

NHS England Community Pharmacy Oral Health Campaign

Every day approximately 1.6 million people in England visit a pharmacy. From 13th May to 13th June 2019 there will be a NHS England Community Pharmacy Campaign focusing on the oral health of children, primarily the 0-5 age range.

Posted on 7/8/2019

Publication of Restorative Commissioning Standard

This guide aims to offer a standardised framework for the local commissioning of specialist and specialised restorative dentistry services. It is intended to be used by commissioners to ensure that they are improving access to care, based on patient

Posted on 7/8/2019

Together dental escape room at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show

Visitors to The British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show can take part in an exciting Escape Room challenge raising funds for the Together Dental partnership.

Posted on 4/4/2019

Charity warning over new telephone scam

The Oral Health Foundation is issuing advice for people calling its Dental Helpline service following an online telephone scam that tricks victims into being charged premium rates.

Posted on 2/14/2019