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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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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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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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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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From dental nurse to client experience manager: finding your strengths
Gemma Forsythe chats to Chloe Phillips about her journey from trainee dental nurse to client experience manager, and the importance…
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Let’s talk dental therapy
Following Rishi Sunak’s proposal to increase training places for dental therapists, Gemma Forsythe talks to Lauren Long about her experience…
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Nursing Matters – why are dental nurses leaving the profession?
This month, Gemma Forsythe discusses the dental nursing recruitment crisis and her advice for both practice owners and dental nurses…
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Nursing Matters – Hayley O’Neill on saving dental nursing
This month, Gemma Forsythe chats to Hayley O’Neill about the problems facing the dental nursing career and why she wants…
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Nursing matters – caring for stroke survivors
To mark Stroke Awareness Month this May, Gemma Forsythe explains how dental professionals can adapt the patient experience for stroke…
Dental Nursing
Nursing Matters – managing stress in dentistry
‘It’s not a sign of weakness’ – to mark Stress Awareness Month this April, Gemma Forsythe sheds light on stress…
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Nursing Matters – The Molar Mindset: the new wellbeing platform for dental nurses
With many nurses currently feeling undervalued, Gemma Forsythe talks to a co-founder of Molar Mindset, a new platform designed to…
Dental Nursing
Nursing Matters – what is Action for Dental Nurses?
With an ongoing dental nursing recruitment and retention crisis in dentistry, this month Gemma Forsythe speaks to Action for Dental…
Dental Nursing
Nursing Matters – get your patients involved this Flossuary!
This month Gemma Forsythe discusses how and why to get your patients involved with Flossuary, the 28 day flossing challenge,…
Dental Nursing
Nursing Matters – the worrying truth about baby food
This month, Gemma Forsythe discusses the importance of educating  patients on the sugar content of baby food. Action On Sugar…
Dental Nursing
Nursing Matters – dental nurses deserve more recognition
To mark National Dental Nurses Day, Gemma Forsythe reflects on how integral nurses are to the dental team and why…
Dental Nursing
Nursing Matters – opening up conversations about alcohol intake
In light of ‘Sober October’, Gemma Forsythe discusses the importance of opening up conversations about alcohol consumption. This month’s topic…
Dental Nursing
Nursing Matters – how to support patients living with Alzheimer’s
In light of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, Gemma Forysthe shares how to support patients living with Alzheimer’s and everything you need…
Dental Nursing
Nursing Matters – the importance of oral health conversations with children
With tooth decay as the single highest reason for hospital admittance for children, this month Gemma Forsythe discusses how dental…
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