Starting your morning the right way

Starting your morning the right way

Alarm goes off at 06:25am. Each weekday morning, I somehow drag myself out of bed and dress for gym. I think the average person most likely wakes around this time to prepare for work. I’m not sure why I have difficulties in waking at this unsightly time. It must be the thought of the instructor causing my body pain. But I’m up and my day has begun. HIIT class 06:45am. From this point onward, my day gets easier! I have ‘rolled’ to the gym (luckily for me it is less than a mile from my house). I’m met with other …

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Dental Nurse Specialist Courses

Dental Nurse Specialist Courses

Helping dental nurses find the right dental nurse specialist courses for their training! To become a dental professional requires years of dedication and learning. Through our range of dental nurse specialist courses, you can increase your skill and knowledge as a qualified dental nurse. Specialist dental nurses can take on additional responsibilities within dental practices and offer increaser support to dentists and patients. What is specialist dental nurse training? Specialist dental nurse training covers additional responsibilities dental nurses can take on should they wish to progress. Training and development areas include oral health promotion, teacher training, assessor training and extended …

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How to Become a Dental Nurse

How to Become a Dental Nurse

If you’re considering the career move of becoming a Dental Nurse, then there are a few skills and qualifications you must acquire along the way. Qualifications to be a Dental Nurse To become a qualified dental nurse, applicants are required to complete a dental nursing course, approved by the General Dental Council (GDC). This can be full time or part-time. However, if you’re wanting to learn on the job, dental practices may also seek trainee dental nurses or assistants. To progress or develop within the role, dental nurses also study in specialist areas such as radiography, oral health education, and …

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Supplementary Outcome – Reflective Practice

Supplementary Outcome – Reflective Practice

Newbie alert! I started the NEBDN Implant Nursing Course just over a month ago and boy I was so eager to get my teeth stuck right in (deliberate cheesy pun intended). However, I quickly became daunted when the ROC landed in my inbox. I literally lost count with how many times I have flicked through it. I feel sorry for how many questions I had sent my tutor in the first 24 hours too – thank goodness she was patient.   Let’s talk the SO2 reflective practice First, I was shocked when I got good feedback from my tutor. I …

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Has Enhanced CPD Benefited Dental Nurses?

Has Enhanced CPD Benefited Dental Nurses?

Last year, the GDC introduced enhanced CPD so that we can get the maximum benefit from our training and CPD activities.  We had our core topics which we needed to complete. These kept us up to date with Safeguarding, Medical Emergencies and Cross Infection just to name a few, and these did benefit us and our patients. But there has been a change… The GDC have now stated that they want our CPD to be meaningful to our individual role as a Dental Care Professional. In order to do this well, we should have a Personal Development Plan (PDP). OK, this seems …

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