How to Become a Dental Nurse
If you’re considering the career move of becoming a Dental Nurse, then there are a few skills and qualifications you must acquire along the way.
Qualifications to be a Dental Nurse
There isn’t a specific educational expectation for dental nurses – it’s not a necessity to graduate university or college. However, there are other dental qualifications you need to have under your belt to become a qualified dental nurse.
You can study the courses needed on a part or full-time basis with our help. We offer an array of courses for training dental nurses all of which, when completed, will give you the knowledge and tools essential to become a dental nurse.
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What is the role of a Dental Nurse?
Dental nurses work alongside dentists to assist them with the care of a patient. Whether that is to complete a check-up or see patients through an operation, the dental nurse is relied upon to be the dentist’s assistant.
Dental nurses can work in a general practice, a hospital and even the armed forces.
Some of the duties that a dental nurse will need to carry out include:
- Sterilising and arranging equipment for the surgery beforehand.
- Ensuring the Dentist has everything they need during any appointment.
- Caring for patients.
- Recording the information of each case – even the dentist’s notes.
- Using dental tools to support the dentist – this includes but isn’t limited to removing saliva from a patient’s mouth whilst the Dentist is at work.
The typical character of a Dental Nurse
An extremely important aspect of dental nursing is your character. You must be someone who doesn’t mind the sight of someone’s mouth – whatever its condition. As a dental nurse you will be exposed to some sights, but it’s your duty to be professional and caring at all times.
The character of dental nurse should be:
- Calm, friendly and reassuring for patients.
- Great verbal communication with everyone of any age.
- Extremely organised.
- Interested in oral health.
Become a dental nurse
Experience and knowledge are key to becoming a dental nurse.
You can become a dental nurse by gaining experience with a practice that hired you as a trainee dental nurse, or by studying and completing the relevant dental nurse courses – which we provide!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
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