BADN supports BSDHT call for Dental Nurse support for Hygienists and Therapists

(News Release by BADN - 24 August 2020)

The British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN), the UK’s professional association for dental nurses, fully supports the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy in its campaign for dental nurse support to be the accepted norm for all dental hygienists and dental therapists working in clinical practice.

BADN President Jacqui Elsden said “GDC Standards make it quite clear that all registrants should “work with another appropriately trained member of the dental team at all times when treating patients in a dental setting”. This applies to hygienists and therapists, as well as dentists.

“Dental nurse support is essential to all clinicians, not only to provide chair-side clinical support as well as chaperonage, but also for the health and wellbeing of all concerned. BADN, as the recognised professional association for dental nurses in the UK, are therefore fully backing this BSDHT campaign.”



  1. Founded in 1940, BADN is the UK’s professional association for dental nurses.Membership is open to all dental nurses, working in all areas of dentistry.Full Membership is open to all Registered Dental Nurses, and currently costs £30pa (normally £50pa).Associate Membership is open to Student Dental Nurses (£10pa), retired and former dental nurses and overseas dental nurses.
  2. Full Members have access to special member rates for professional indemnity cover.All Members have access to the members only area of the website with information and advice; to the quarterly digital “British Dental Nurses’ Journal” with free CPD; to the Legal Helpline; to the Health and Wellbeing Hub with counselling/support helpline; to special rates at the National Dental Nursing Conference and other BADN events; and to BADN Rewards, a wide range of special offers and discounts on insurance, shopping, travel, home and lifestyle goods and services.
  3. BADN is run by an Executive Committee of volunteer dental nurses, elected by members in independently scrutinised ballots in accordance with current legislation, who serve a fixed term of office and who give their own time and skills to further the dental nursing profession.
  4. Dental nurses can join BADN at

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