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Is dental nursing for me?
Are you considering dental nursing? Gemma Forsythe dives deep into the multifaceted role including the skills it requires and responsibilities…
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How to manage dental anxiety
Gemma Forsythe shares what dental anxiety looks like and her top tips for supporting patients who suffer with it. Regular…
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Locum dental nursing: the pros and cons
This month, Gemma Forsythe talks to dental nurse Yakini Lateefah to find out the pros and cons of locum dental…
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Leading the way for dental nurses
Bupa Dental Care continues to lead the way for dental nurses through its market-leading reward and performance proposition.  Dental nursing…
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Volunteering for oral health in Tanzania
Taylor and Elise, two dental nurses about to embark on a volunteering trip to Tanzania, discuss the work they will…
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Dental nursing – an invisible role?
Gemma Forsythe discusses how dental nursing is overshadowed and unrecognised – despite its crucial role in patient care and general…
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The unsung heroes: addressing the challenges facing dental nursing
Polly Bhambra highlights the importance of dental nurses and explains what the profession can do to make them feel valued.…
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Addressing stress and pressure in dental nursing
From burnout to staff-shortages, this month Gemma Forsythe highlights the daily struggles of dental nurses and typical symptoms of stress.…
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Has dental nurses’ registration been a success?
The introduction of GDC registration for dental nurses was intended to acknowledge their value and increase their professional status –…
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Dental nurse erased from register for falsifying CPD certificates
A dental nurse has been struck off for falsifying CPD certificates after being notified that she had not completed the…
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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week with Bupa Dental Care
Bupa Dental Care celebrates National Apprenticeship Week with inspiring stories from dental nurse apprentices. As we approach National Apprenticeship Week…
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I’m a qualified dental nurse… what now?
Gemma Forsythe discusses the ‘endless opportunities’ for career development as a dental nurse, and how to make the right decision…
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Unmasking the daily struggles of dental nurses
Sarah Mckimm discusses her journey from dental nurse to counsellor, the daily challenges that dental nurses face and her advice…
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CPD requirements and regulation – isn’t it time for common sense to prevail?
Speaking as part of the Saving Grace campaign, Pam Swain – of the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) –…
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Tackling stress and shortages in dental nursing
Give me a break! Gemma Forsythe discusses the many pressures of dental nursing, such as the inability to take breaks,…
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Addressing menopause in the dental practice
This month, Gemma Forsythe discusses how dental practices can create an open and supportive environment for women experiencing menopause symptoms.…
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Half of dental nurses say mental health has worsened since pandemic
More than half of dental nurses – and two in five dental hygienists and dental therapists – say their mental…
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Domestic abuse: is it any of our business in dentistry?
For Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, Gemma Forsythe talks to Preetee Hylton about the signs of domestic abuse and…
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Adapting to menopause in the dental practice
Chief executive of the BADN Pam Swain discusses the impact of menopause on dental professionals and explains what employers can…
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