BADN launches monthly coffee catch-ups


  Posted by: Dental Design      23rd October 2020

BADN, the UK’s professional association for dental nurses, is launching its new monthly “Coffee Catch Ups” for dental nurses.

Held on the last Saturday of every month at 3pm, the Catch Ups are designed to give dental nurses a chance to network, chat with and ask questions of BADN President Jacqui Elsden, Executive Committee members and staff, and to be kept up to date with new developments.

There will also be a guest speaker each month: October’s speaker will be Jennifer da Silva of Parliament Hill, providers of “BADN Rewards”, BADN’s membership benefits scheme. Jennifer will outline the benefits available under the scheme, and how to make best use of them – it is estimated that BADN members can, with judicious use of the Rewards scheme, save around £538.74* per year.

November’s speaker will be Sharon Brennan, of CFC Underwriters, providers of BADN’s indemnity scheme. Sharon will speak on what indemnity actually is, why dental nurses need it, the different kinds of indemnity available, and current market conditions.

The December Catch Up – on the last Saturday before Christmas – will feature motivational speaker and teambuilding guru Tracy Stuart on team archetypes.

“We felt there was a need for a forum where dental nurses could talk to each other – and to us, receive updated accurate information…. And perhaps have a little fun!” said President Jacqui Elsden. “These are difficult times for everyone, and there is still so much misinformation circulating. Dental nurses need a safe place where they can find out factual information, in an informal setting. Although there will be a serious element to the Catch Ups, we are also hoping to create an environment where dental nurses can relax and enjoy themselves amongst colleagues, so we would encourage attendees to come dressed up (particularly for the October and December events). We are also planning a few ad hoc competitions, quizzes and so on.”

The Catch Up events are open to all dental nurses and are free of charge; however places are limited. For more information, and to book a place, go to or contact

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