BADN Chief Exec Pam Swain received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2012 Dental Awards held at the Lancaster Hotel in London on Friday evening.

Pam. who completes 20 years of employment with the Association this summer, was stunned to receive the award, presented to her by President Nicola Docherty.  “I am delighted and extremely honoured to receive the Outstanding Achievement award – it has become something of a cliché, at times like this, to accept an award on behalf of a team; but BADN® is very much a team – not just the head office staff, or Council, but also the dental nurses throughout the country who support their profession through BADN® membership.  Twenty years ago, when I started working for ABDSA, dental surgery assistants were very much the Cinderellas of the dental team; today, dental nurses are registered dental professionals and their vital role in the delivery of dental care is widely recognised. We may still have some way to go in persuading some dentists to acknowledge their dental nurses as their professional peers (and pay them accordingly!), but we’ve come a long way in the last 20 years……………and I’m looking forward to the next 20!!”

The Dental Awards 2012 was organised by Purple Media Solutions Ltd (publishers of The Probe, Smile, BDNJ and The event was sponsored by The Dental Web, Dentsply, Software of Excellence, Waterpik, Wrigley, Beverly Hills Formula and Practice Plan.

To see BADN press release, please click Outstanding Achievement Award for BADN Chief Exec

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