The Dentist Magazine.

National nursing conference

Published: 31/07/2017

The 2017 National Dental Nursing Conference will be held at the Milton Keynes Hilton on November 17-18.

Conference will be opened by John Darby, postgraduate dental dean, and Jane Dalgarno, current president of the BADN. Jane Dalgarno will hand over the chain of office to incoming president Hazel Coey at the opening ceremony.

The conference programme, which offers seven hours of verifiable CPD,  will include presentations on healthy habit formation, Dentaid in the UK and overseas, Dental nursing in Oman, dementia, maintenance of decontamination equipment and two GDC speakers – Matthew Hill, executive director for strategy, will be delivering a GDC update on Friday; and Janet Collins, head of standards, will be closing the conference programme on Saturday with a dental nurse specific presentation on ‘Enhanced CPD’, to be introduced for DCPs in August 2018.

Dental nurses (and other members of the dental team) can attend conference on either or both days, with discounted rates for current BADN members. There are also special rates for student dental nurses, and anyone booking before October 6, 2017, will enjoy special early bird rates. Conference fees include the opening/closing ceremonies, conference programme, conference handbook, and e-CPD certificate, as well as refreshments and buffet lunch. There is also an optional informal dinner on Friday evening. The BADN Annual General Meeting, open to members only, will be held on Friday afternoon.

Online registration will open at the end of July, and everyone on the BADN distribution lists will be sent an e-invitation to register. More information, and a link to the registration site, is also available at