The Oral Well being Basis and the British Affiliation of Dental Nurses are very excited to launch the Janet Goodwin Academic Grant – a bursary to assist dental nurses with their course and examination charges. 

In reminiscence of the late Janet Goodwin, the grant is open to each dental college students and registered dental nurses looking for post-graduate {qualifications}.

Candidates can apply for funding as much as £500 to place in direction of dental nurse programs and examinations.

Former dental nurse Janet Goodwin was a previous president of the Oral Well being Basis. Throughout her time on the Oral Well being Basis, Janet performed an influential function in serving to steer the trustees to make knowledgeable choices in regards to the path and way forward for the charity.  She believed strongly in enhancing folks’s experiences, data and information of dental well being and greatest practices.

As a bonus, profitable candidates will every obtain a signed copy of Tits Up – an exquisite and insightful guide by Janet’s good friend, Carol Patterson, about her personal journey by means of breast most cancers – the illness that additionally in the end took Janet Goodwin’s life.


  • You have to be no less than 16 years outdated upon software and a resident of the UK.
  • If you’re a scholar, you have to be concerned in larger schooling on a full-time or part-time foundation and dealing in direction of a dental nursing qualification.
  • If you’re a dental nurse who’s already certified, you have to be working in apply on a full-time or part-time foundation.
  • Your coaching shouldn’t be being paid for by your employer or through an apprenticeship.

What is going to the Janet Goodwin Academic Grant cowl?

Grants are given on a one-per-applicant foundation for wants associated to monetary, sickness or incapacity. This implies as a scholar or skilled you should really feel deprived not directly, as in contrast with others.

Just one award will likely be made to an applicant. i.e., you possibly can solely apply as soon as.

The grant should go in direction of overlaying course charges, and/or examination charges for the next {qualifications}:

  • Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Fluoride Varnish Software
  • Orthodontic Dental Nursing
  • Particular Care Dental Nursing

What isn’t included?

Bills incurred by college students and professionals corresponding to residing prices, subsistence, books, stationery, software program, journey and so on.

How a lot might be awarded?

There’s a most award of £500 per profitable software.

This doesn’t imply that £500 will all the time be awarded.

How do I apply?

Examine if you’re eligible for the grant. If you’re eligible, full the applying type beneath, which will likely be despatched to us mechanically.

Please test that you’ve totally accomplished your software type previous to submission.

The deadline for software is Thursday 17 August 2023.


Alternatively, you possibly can email us and request the applying type as a Microsoft Phrase doc. These needs to be returned to [email protected].

What occurs if I’m profitable?

We’ll contact you in regards to the end result of your software by Monday 2 October 2023.

If you’re profitable, we’ll ask you for proof that you’ve been accepted on to the course that you’re looking for the grant for.

The grant award will then be despatched straight into your checking account.

After your examination, you may be requested to ship us proof of examination attendance. This might take the type of the certificates or outcomes letter/e mail you obtain.