It has been more than two years since I took over the editorship of Dental Nursing and, in that time, have had my eyes opened as to just how multifaceted the role of a dental nurse can be.
A certificate in endodontic nursing has been needed for a long time. Not only for increasing knowledge and chairside skills in endodontic nursing but also for recognition of nurses who assist endodontists or general dentists with a special interest in endodontics
The demand for dental care in secure settings is rising in conjunction with a steady rise in the overall prison population. Patients often have a history of drug-taking and alcohol abuse, underlying poor nutrition and heavy smoking. Maintaining good oral health is, therefore, a challenge
As dental nurses take on more infection control responsibilities within a dental practice, it is important that they are adequately trained and qualified. Dawn Cluley, Dental Manager/Lecturer/Consultant at Lozells Dental Practice, Birmingham, discusses a new qualification for dental nurses
This series of articles is designed to help you develop your dental nursing practice. This article, the fourth in the series, examines the importance of reading up-to-date journals, publishing your own work and attending conferences
Maintaining your enthusiasm for work can be difficult. Motivation can be as easily switched on and off for dental care professionals and the patients in their care. The role of the dental care professional is to maintain their enthusiasm for everything they do in practice
The role of the dental care professional (DCP) has changed dramatically recently. The current key to success is being proactive and using evidence-based dentistry in our work. In this article, Amanda Byers, regional coordinator at the BADN, discusses the dental nurses’ role in dental radiography
This series of articles is designed to help you, the dental nurse, think seriously about writing for professional publication. It explores motivation, creating interest, structure and different styles of articles. At the end of the series you should feel confident to start writing your first article