On 28 March 2023, the Society of British Dental Nurses (SBDN) was represented at the parliamentary event 'Tackling the Rise of Dental Deserts and Reforming NHS Dentistry' by the invitation of Peter Aldous MP and Dr Nigel Carter. The event was kindly sponsored by Denplan.

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This meeting followed on from the Health and Social Care Select Committee inquiry into NHS dentistry. The issues discussed were improving NHS dental access and why a new dental contract is badly needed. This event was a good opportunity to meet MPs face-to-face and discuss a number of oral health and workforce challenges and share common thoughts with dental colleagues. The Society are keen to keep dental nursing high on the agenda.