Dental Nurse

Dental nurses support dentists in all areas of dental care.

Day-to-day Tasks

  • sterilise instruments and pass them to the dentist
  • prepare materials to make fillings
  • remove water and saliva from the patient's mouth during treatment
  • make sure the patient is comfortable
  • tidy the surgery and keep records about each patient

Skills and Knowledge

  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • knowledge of medicine and dentistry
  • customer service skills
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • the ability to work well with your hands

Industry Qualifications

You could start as a trainee at a dental practice. You could then study for a dental nurse qualification on the job. This is a common route to take to become a dental nurse.

UCM offer a City & Guilds Level 3 Dental Nursing

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