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04 Jan 2022



The British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN), the UK’s professional association for dental nurses, was delighted to be able to hold both its 2021 Annual General Meeting and its delayed 80th Anniversary Drinks Reception on 23 November 2021 at the Naval and Military Club, London.

At the Annual General Meeting, BADN’s first hybrid – held  face to face  and via Zoom - both the current Chairman, Jane Dalgarno, and Treasurer, Joan Hatchard, stood down from their respective posts, having both completed two terms in those offices.  President Jacqui Elsden welcomed President-elect Debra Worthington and  incoming Treasurer Michelle Brand to the Executive Committee; and Joan Hatchard to the role of Chairman.

She also thanked Jane Dalgarno for many years service on the BADN Council/Executive Committee in a variety of roles including Chairman, President and Regional Coordinator and presented Jane with flowers from the Association later at the Reception.


The 80 + 1 Anniversary Drinks Reception which followed the AGM  was attended  by BADN members and guests from the BDA, GDC, CGDent, HEE, OHF, ONG, OTA, BADT, NEBDN, DTA, Simplyhealth, {my}dentist, BUPA, the dental press, dental trade companies, Parliament Hill (providers of the BADN Rewards Scheme) and CFC (underwriters of the BADN indemnity scheme).


Guests enjoy the canapes

Former BADN Chairman Dr Debbie Reed who, during 2020 had been awarded a Doctorate in Education, the BADN Outstanding Contribution  award and the FGDP(UK) Janet Goodwin DCP Award, received the awards from BADN President Jacqui Elsden and the President of the new College of General Dentistry, Dr Abhi Pal.


Dr Debbie Reed (left) receives awards from CGDent President Dr Abhi Pal and BADN President Jacqui Elsden


Retiring BADN Chairman Jane Dalgarno, President Jacqui Elsden and former Chairman Dr Debbie Reed




 Notes for Editors:

  • BADN is the UK’s professional association for dental nurses.  Founded in 1940, it represents the interests of dental nurses in discussions with the GDC, BDA and other professional associations, HMRC, and other relevant bodies.
  • Membership is open to all dental nurses, working in all areas of dentistry.  Full Membership is open to all Registered Dental Nurses and costs £50pa (currently reduced to £35).  Student Associate membership is open to all student dental nurses and costs £10pa.  Associate Membership is open to all retired, former and overseas dental nurses.
  • Full Members are able to benefit from special BADN member rates on professional indemnity cover.  All members have access to the members only area of the BADN website, www.badn.org.uk, with information and advice; the free Legal Helpline; the Health & Wellness Hub with counselling/support helpline; the quarterly digital “British Dental Nurses’ Journal” with free CPD; special rates at the National Dental Nursing Conference and other BADN events; and BADN Rewards, which offers a wide range of special offers and discounts on shopping, insurance, lifestyle, travel and much more.
  • Dental nurses can join their professional association at www.badn.org.uk.
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