Dental Nurse

  • Independent Practice
  • Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
  • Apr 02, 2018
Full time

Job Description

Dental Nurse

 Bexleyheath, Kent  £18,000 - £19,000 per annum  Permanent, full-time  

As a dental nurse, you may help with reception work and could help any member of the dental team - dentists, clinical dental technicians/technologists, hygienists and therapists - treat patients of all ages.

Some will be there for a check-up while others will have more complicated treatment. You’ll need to reassure people and put them at ease while supporting the team in all aspects of patient care.

In a dental practice you will welcome patients and provide direct support with the treatment itself:

  • taking responsibility for the decontamination of instruments
  • maintaining dental operating equipment
  • ensuring that all relevant materials and supplies are in place
  • looking after patient records - including making notes when the dentist is examining a patient
  • working closely with the dentist, responding quickly to requests and generally keeping the surgery ready for use

You will also be responsible for ensuring high standards of cleanliness and control of infection. With extra training, you could take x-rays and clinical photographs, take impressions, make models of teeth and apply fluoride varnish to prevent tooth decay.

You must be happy to work as part of a team and willing to learn and understand the science behind dentistry. You’ll be dealing with a broad range of people, each with their own characteristics and concerns so you’ll need to be tactful and friendly and able to offer advice and educate others. You will often need to follow instructions from the dentist.