Effort is like toothpaste, you can always squeeze out just a little bit more. Dental nurses make the world a better place, one smile at a time. As a Dental nurse You’ll be joining one of the most respected professions in Leeds and providing a service in great demand. Everyone likes to look after their hygiene with regular dentist check up appointments.
What do dental nurses do?
The dental nurse works within the dental team to provide oral health care for a patient. As a dental nurse, you will come into close contact with patients of all ages who may be anxious and in need of support and reassurance. Good communication skills and a friendly and compassionate manner are essential.
What will be involved in this Apprenticeship?
Your role will include keeping the surgery organised, assisting with dental procedures and making sure patients are comfortable and relaxed. If you’re a people person, organised and stay calm under pressure, this is a great career with good opportunities to progress and specialise. You’ll also have the satisfaction of helping to keep the nation smiling with them pearly whites.
You are expected to assist the dentist in all aspects of patient care.
This will include the following:
- sterilising and preparing instruments
- preparing and mixing materials
- looking after the comfort of the patient
- assisting the dentist with various procedures such as fillings, minor oral surgery and extractions.
If TOOTH be told dental nurses are always going to be in demand, meaning employment prospects and progression routes are excellent in this industry. With experience you can turn your focus to dental hygienist, dental therapists or orthodontic therapists. Dental nurses can acquire additional skills such as impression taking and applying fluoride varnish. A major high demand at the moment is teeth whitening and dentures. People are paying all sorts of money for the perfect set of teeth.
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