Angie McBain-Heilman MBE MA
Director of Education
Angie commenced work as a dental nurse in 1984; she has considerable experience in the areas of clinical dental nursing and dental nurse education. She has a varied background having worked in general dental practice in Scotland and England, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics. Her clinical expertise was dental sedation nursing. Achieving a Distinction in the NEBDN examination and the ROCHE award in 2002 for the highest achieving candidate of that year.
As the Lead Dental Nurse Tutor at Barnfield College (2002-2013) Angie worked in partnership with the University of Bedfordshire developing the first Foundation Degree in Dental Nursing in 2005. Angie was involved with BADN Council for 11 year and is a past President (2007-2009). She was the Dental Nurse Representative on the initial GDC Scope of Practice Group. She is particularly interested in developing and maintaining high standards and firmly believes in high quality
Angie also works with Antwerp Dental Group, developing their training portfolio for dental nurses as part of the Antwerp Dental Academy.
Due to her role as Dental Workforce Development Regional Advisor and DCP Tutor with Health Education England, she has been involved in various dental related committees both nationally and locally; allowing her to continue to work as an ambassador for dental nursing. She has experience as a tutor and quality assurance advisor across various dental nurse education programmes, as well as undertaking consultancy work to support the development of further dental nurse qualifications. She worked with the awarding body CACHE/NCFE and was the named registrant for the GDC accreditation for their Diploma in the Principles and Practice of Dental Nursing.
“I am proud to have served the 2007-2009 term of office as President of the British Association for Dental Nurses, which rewarded my passion and commitment to the dental nursing profession. In recognition of my commitment I was awarded the 2010 BADN Outstanding Contribution to Dental Nursing, receiving the ultimate accolade of an MBE in 2012 for Services to Dental Nursing.”
“I am excited to be appointed as The Director of Education for The Dental School and look forward to developing high quality education for dental nurses and the wider dental team”