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BADN President Hazel Coey receives Special Recognition Award

BADN President Hazel Coey received a Special Recognition Award, presented by Chief Dental Officer Sara Hurley, at the NEBDN 75th Anniversary Reception.

The Award, presented to individuals who have demonstrated dedication, outstanding service and commitment to the education and training of dental nurses through involvement and achievement at a national level, was presented to Hazel for her 25 years as a NEBDN examiner and dental nurse tutor.

Hazel has had a varied career, which began as a dental nurse in a small village practice. She then went on to work in the Perio research team at RAF Halton for the late Graham Smart. Her real passion was Oral Health Education and she was Senior Oral Health Promoter in Buckinghamshire for some years, working for Bucks Priority Dental Service.

She also worked for Aylesbury College of Further Education, teaching dental nurses, and to date has taught several hundred dental nurses. Following on from this she worked for the Oxford Deanery teaching the dental nurse apprenticeship programme. She became an NEBDN Examiner in 1994 and was on the NEBDN Committee for Oral Health Education for many years, in tandem with being a Presiding Examiner.

Her most recent post was as Dental Tutor at Milton Keynes University Hospital, working for Health Education England, where she arranged CPD courses for the whole dental team. Hazel’s own CPD includes obtaining her Further Adult Education Teaching Certificate, Certificate of Education, Certificate in Oral Health Education and a BA (Hons) in Post Compulsory Education.

Image caption: BADN Treasurer Joan Hatchard, former NEBDN Chief Exec Jennifer Lavery, BADN President Hazel Coey, BADN Chair Jane Dalgarno, and new NEBDN Chief Exec Kate Kerslake at the NEBDN 75th Anniversary Reception