ADI Congress programme review for Nurses and Practice Managers.
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Nurses & Practice Managers

What you Missed in 2023:

A combination of lectures, interactive sessions and hands-on practicals were provided, enabling everyone to get involved and enjoy a thorough educational experience. Hannah Fullerton kicked off proceedings with an intriguing lecture showing how dental nurses can add value to their role by taking on new tasks such as intraoral scanning and digital treatment planning. She shared her own journey, highlighting just how rewarding it can be for a dental nurse with a passion for learning new skills.

About the session, dental nurse at Thistle Dental, Iona Murray, commented:

“I thought Hannah was amazing and she covered a lot of things that were really relevant to our work. She showed how realistic it is for dental nurses to move up with experience and develop their career.”

Delegates also had the opportunity to get hands-on with a scrub and drape session with Kasia Allen, and delve into the field of suturing with Ryan Hughes. Offering a different perspective was Mahrukh Khwaja, who brought the importance of positive psychology to the fore. She considered how individuals might enhance their mental wellbeing while facing the challenges of dentistry. She encouraged everyone to practise mindfulness and even offered a quick 2-minute meditation for delegates to relax into the remainder of the day.

The Dental Nurses & Practice Managers Programme finished off with further insights into the benefits of photography and intraoral scanning, including a practical session with Kayley McCauley.

Reflecting on the show in general, Zoe Linsell, dental nurse at Perfect Smile Clinic, said:

“This is the first year I have attended the ADI Team Congress. I think it’s amazing how they have catered to each role. I found the sessions about photography and implant prep really helpful and appreciate the practical elements as I think this adds to your depth of understanding. The hands-on sessions were the highlights for me, as they also enable you to mingle with colleague, to build bonds. It was interesting to browse the exhibition and hear what companies are saying, there is so much there! I would 100% recommend this event to other dental nurses, especially if they are looking to upskill or find a new area of interest as it really broadens your horizons.”