The British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN), the UK’s professional association and independent trade union for dental nurses, is delighted to announce that Honorary President Joan Hatchard RDN, President-elect Preetee Hylton RDN and Chief Exec Pam Swain MBA have accepted an invitation from the Mouth Cancer Foundation to become Foundation Ambassadors.

Mouth Cancer is the general term given to the variety of malignant tumours that develop in the mouth.  The Mouth Cancer Foundation promotes awareness of all head and neck cancers i.e. throat, (pharynx), voice box (larynx), salivary glands, nose, paranasal, sinuses, lips and skin.

”The Mouth Cancer Foundation is delighted to have support from the British Association of Dental Nurses” said President of the Mouth Cancer Foundation and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Mahesh Kumar.  “We look forward to working closely with our new Honorary Ambassadors Joan, Preetee and Pam to raise awareness of all Head and Neck Cancers.  Dental Nurses are at the fore front of delivering oral cancer care for patients and assisting with tooth, gum and mouth problems.  They know the signs and symptoms for mouth cancer and are in a prime spot to assist dentists with early detection of the disease.  By organisations uniting together we can be a stronger force in the battle against head and neck cancers and campaign for good oral health for everyone”.

Joan, Preetee and Pam will take up their roles as MCF Ambassadors at the Foundation meeting later this month.