60th Anniversary of the Eastman School of Nursing

The 60th anniversary of the Eastman School of Nursing (now the Education and Training Assessment Centre for Dental Nurses) was celebrated on the 14th May with an ‘open afternoon’ event.

Held in the courtyard of UCLHT Eastman Dental Hospital, this happy occasion paid tribute to a longstanding and influential school that has played a vital role in the oral health care of the nation. Representatives of Dentaid, a leading global oral health charity and the Cleft Lip and Palate Association were in attendance, along with 70 dental nurse trainees from past and present.

Activities included tours of the Eastman building, which brought back fond memories to many, as well as afternoon tea in the courtyard where friends old and new could relax and share reminiscences. A caricaturist was also on hand to add light-hearted entertainment to the proceedings.

More nostalgia was evoked by the screening of ‘Go East Young Man’, a black and white spoof video on life at the Eastman in the 1960s, together with a large collection of past student photographs, former examination papers and the Eastman Shield and Cup for students who have gained distinction.

Image caption: Left to right; Sharon Smith, Sandra Piper and Dawn Binks, Eastman School of Dental Nursing students September 1998 - March 2000

For more details about the Education and Training Assessment Centre for Dental Nurses email education.dentalnursing@uclh.nhs.uk or telephone 020 3456 1040