BADN has revisited its Outstanding Contribution to Dental Nursing Award and has developed four new Awards, which the Executive Committee feel covers the breadth and depth of dental nursing.

Nominations are invited from the BADN membership, non-members and other dental professionals.  The person nominated should be a Registered Dental Nurse, with the exception of nominations for the Exceptional Commitment as a Dental Nurse Student Award, and BADN members.

The four awards are:

  • Outstanding Service to Dental Nursing Professional Practice

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

  • Exceptional Commitment as a Dental Nurse Student

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 (eg BSc etc)

  • Exceptional Service to Dental Charities

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

  • Exceptional Contribution to UK Community Oral Healthcare Project

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

Nominees’ contributions should have been above and beyond the remit of their paid employment (or, in the case of the Student Award, the basic enrolment duties related to their programme of study) – nominations for those who are merely fulfilling the requirements of their paid employment, or their study programme, however admirably, will not be considered.

All nominations will be considered objectively by the Executive Committee – in the absence of any suitable nominations, the Executive Committee may decide not to present any or all of the Awards.  The decision of the Executive Committee is final.

All nominations must adhere to the guidelines, be on the official form and be received by the Chief Executive by close of business on 31 July at    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 17 November 2018.

For the full guidelines, click BADN 2018 Award GUIDELINES.    For a Nomination Form, click 2018 BADN Dental Nursing Awards – Nomination Form