Careers in Dental NursingPosted: 23rd of December 2014 by
Dental nurses provide a key role within any dental practice. They assist the dentist - they prepare instruments for use in treatment, mix materials for things like fillings, record dental information on patient records, and assist with x-rays as well as providing chair-side assistance to patients, ensuring that they are comfortable throughout procedures. Dental nurses are regulated by the General Dental Council.
The Dental Nursing Advanced Apprenticeship falls into the health sector apprenticeships and takes on average 18 months to complete. During the apprenticeship you would study for a Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing, which includes:
- First aid
- Health and Safety
- Infection control – environmental and instrument preparation
- Oral health
If you have a friendly personality and can put people as ease then working as a dental nurse might be just the job for you – a good dental nurse is really valuable to any dental practice and patients will really appreciate you. So, if you hadn’t considered this role as a career maybe it’s time to… To find out about other jobs in this area of health care, check out this article on jobs to get your teeth into as well as vacancies in dental care here.
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