The Janet Goodwin Memorial Fund supports the future of dental nursing by providing students and professionals with bursaries for the development of their careers.

In memory of the late Janet Goodwin, the grant financially supports dental students with their courses and qualifications and offers registered dental nurses with similar support for post graduate qualifications.

 The Janet Goodwin Memorial Fund is a joint initiative by the Oral Health Foundation and the British Association of Dental Nurses.

About Janet Goodwin

Janet became the first dental nurse to be elected President of the Oral Health Foundation in the charity’s nearly 50-year history.  She was a Fellow of the British Association of Dental Nurses and was also a recipient of their ‘Outstanding Contribution to Dental Nursing Award’.

An influential figure within oral health, Janet held roles at Leeds Dental Hospital, The National Examining Board for Dental Nurses, The Faculty of General Dental Practice and the General Dental Council.

Janet passed away in October 2020 following her battle with breast cancer.  She was not only a highly respected colleague but also a much-loved friend.

A true ambassador for oral health, Janet leaves behind a legacy that will aim to make an important difference for the professional development of dental nurses and oral health across the UK.