Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2017

Volume 4 Issue 1

In her cover feature in this issue of BDJ Team, Zoe Marshman says that dental anxiety affects people of all ages and tends to develop in childhood and adolescence. Zoe writes about the new self-help CBT guide she helped develop, aimed at reducing dental anxiety in children. A child who is happy to come into the practice for their treatment should continue to return as they grow into adults - which can only be good news for oral health.

To kick off 2017 we also feature articles on managing the dental care of cancer patients and interview inspirational DCP Rosalyn Davies.

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Editor's letter



  • Feature |

    BDJ Team's features on dental nurse wages caused a storm on our Facebook page in 2016. Salary is a topic that is close to many dental nurses' hearts. Here we present a selection of comments made by DCPs on our Facebook posts during the course of last year. If you didn't see the original BDJ Team content on dental nurse wages, links are included at the end of this article.

  • Feature |

    To kick off 2017 we meet a selection of lovely DCPs who may be working in a practice somewhere near you. If you would like to appear in a future issue, drop us an email any time to bdjteam@nature.com.

    • Mary Moss
    • , Christine Smethurst
    •  & Loraine Lee
  • Feature |

    Dr Zoe Marshman writes about the new self-help Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) guide to reduce dental anxiety in children.

    • Zoe Marshman
  • Feature |

    Rosalyn Davies explains to BDJ Team how she progressed from being a trainee dental nurse in 1983 to being the first DCP President of the British Society of Gerodontology (BSG) in 2017.

    • Rosalyn Davies
  • Feature |

    Do you have an idea that you think would really make a difference in dentistry? Then Ben Underwood, a dentist and NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellow, can help.

    • Ben Underwood

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