Working as a Dental Nurse in the UK
Dental Nurses are dental care professionals and work as part of the dental team.
A dental nurse supports the dentist in all aspects of patient care, this includes getting the appropriate instruments ready, mixing materials and ensuring patient comfort. They will also take notes from dentists dictation for records and once the patient has left, the dental nurse tidies the surgery and sterilises all of the instruments.
In general practice, sometimes the dental nurse may help with reception work - making appointments, taking payments, dealing with paperwork and meeting and reassuring patients.
Dental nurses can be employed in general practice, hospitals or the community dental services and can also train as a dental nurse in the armed forces.\
Skills and Qualities required for Dental Nursing
Be genuinely interested in the welfare of your patients and have a friendly and sympathetic disposition
Have a high level of manual dexterity, good eyesight and physical health.
Dental nurses generally work 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. Unsocial hours may be required to accommodate patients' needs. Part-time work is also possible.
Dental nurses work in the NHS, private practice, community dental services, hospitals, industry, universities or the Armed Forces. Travel may be involved when working in certain branches.
Dental surgeries are clean, sterile and well-lit. A dental nurse wears a uniform and surgical gloves for protection. Safety glasses and a mask are also necessary to reduce the risk of cross-infection.
Please click on the link below to watch the video about dental nurse's role in a dental practice.
IMPORTANT CHANGES AS OF OCTOBER 2015 – The NEBDN now require the students examination fee at the time of application for the Electronic Record of Experience, this fee is non refundable at any stage from the NEBDN once the eROE has been applied for if the nurse leaves the course, therefore can not be refunded by ourselves.
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