The British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) celebrated its delayed 80th anniversary at the recent Dentistry Show, with an Anniversary Afternoon Tea at the NEC Hilton.

At the tea, BADN president Jacqui Elsden presented long service badges to Michelle Brand (five years), Jenny Wood (10 years) and Paula Sleight (25+ years); presented the three past presidents at the tea with BADN 80th anniversary commemorative brooches, and read out a letter of congratulations from HM The Queen.

The BADN were delighted to welcome junior vice president of the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), Charlotte Pace, who spoke briefly about the collaboration between the two associations, and made the toast to BADN.

President Jacqui also presented chief executive Pam Swain with a gold bangle from members of the Executive Committee, past and present, and past presidents, to mark 30 years of working for BADN. Pam was also made an honorary life member of the association.