The Dentist Magazine.

Do you know an exceptional dental nurse?

Published: 26/04/2018

The British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN), the UK’s professional association for dental nurses, has revisited its Outstanding Contribution to Dental Nursing Award and developed four new awards:

  • The BADN Award for Outstanding Service to Dental Nursing Professional Practice

Awarded to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and/or support of the dental nursing profession, with a minimum of ten years in the profession. 

  • The BADN Award for Exceptional Commitment as a Dental Nurse Student  –

Awarded to someone who has made an exceptional commitment to their own progression and personal/professional development whilst studying for a registerable dental nursing qualification, a post-registration or extended duties qualification, or a higher academic qualification (such as a BSc). 

  • The BADN Award for Exceptional Service to a Dental Charity –

Awarded to someone who has made an exceptional contribution to one of the dental charities (which must be registered with the Charities Commission).

  • The BADN Award for Exceptional Contribution to a UK Community Oral Healthcare Project –

Awarded to someone who has made an exceptional contribution to one of their local UK Community Oral Healthcare projects. 

Nominations for the awards are invited from anyone working in dentistry; nominees must be BADN members and, with the exception of the student award, GDC registered dental nurses. 

All nominations must be on the official form and be received by the chief executive by close of business on July 31 at pam@badn.org.uk. Nominees and nominators will be informed by the end of September and the awards presented at the closing ceremony of the National Dental Nursing Conference in Blackpool on Saturday, November 17 2018. 

Full details of the nomination criteria and the nomination form are available on the BADN website www.badn.org.uk/badn-awards.