Head of Dental Nursing at Guy’s Hospital awarded MBE


  Posted by: Dental Design      28th February 2023

BADN member and Head of Dental Nursing at Guy’s Hospital, Samantha Salaver,  was awarded an MBE for services to dental nursing in the New Year Honours List.

Samantha joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in 2006 as a sister in the dental directorate, becoming a dental matron and then Head of Dental Nursing.  She set up the Dental Nursing Academy for apprentices at the Trust and is currently developing a specialist dental nursing degree.  She also set up and chaired the Association of Dental Hospitals’ dental nurses group, and has worked with NHS England to set up talent management for dental nurses.

Samantha is a member of BADN’s Panel of Representatives and also the BADN Education Committee.  She will be presenting a BADN Coffee CatchUp on the specialist dental nursing degree later in the year[1].

“I was overwhelmed and surprised to hear that I was to receive such an honour,” said Samantha. “I work with an amazing team and have been privileged to be supported by Guy’s and St Thomas’ – I am proud to be a dental nurse.”


[1] To register for this or any other BADN Coffee CatchUps, sign up for to the BADN newsletters at www.badn.org.uk/newsletter

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