Trainee Dental Nurses


We assist our students in finding and securing a trainee dental nurse job through our dental clinic network in the UK.

Trainee dental nurses and dental assistants support the dentist in all aspects of patients’ dental care.

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 patients 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.

Below are some of our best dental nursing students who were recognised for their excellence while undertaking a trainee dental nursing course with us.


By enrolling in our National Diploma course, students will have to work as trainee dental nurses for the duration of the course. Students will receive the NEBDN qualification and the General Dental Council (GDC) number once they complete the course and pass the dental nursing exams, allowing them to work as qualified dental nurses anywhere in the UK. Dental nursing is a well-paid and rewarding profession. Dental nurses assist in several procedures, from basic check-ups to complex surgeries.

More information about our NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing.


      I’m Soraya, a qualified dental nurse. I started my education as a dental nurse with Dental Tutors and amazing teacher Aida in 2021 and got qualified in 2023. I was a trainee in a private and small practice in Central London; after I qualified, I worked with agencies and in a hospital (in the dental department).

      Last year, I applied to university, and fortunately, I got an offer from Essex University to continue my education as a dental hygiene student. I have to give a big thanks to Aida and the Dental Tutors team; they helped me a lot even after finishing the dental nursing course. I’m so excited to start a dental hygiene course.

      Soraya Dental Tutors qualified dental nurse


          Although the receptionists are normally the patient’s first point of contact in the dental practice, the dental nurse is quite often the first person the patient comes into contact with in the clinical area.

          According to the General Dental Council’s (GDC) document Scope of Practice, dental nurses are registered dental professionals who provide clinical and other support to other registrants and patients.

          Dental nurse’s duties:

          • Prepare and maintain the clinical environment, including the equipment.
          • Carry out infection-control procedures to prevent physical, chemical, and microbiological contamination in the surgery or laboratory.
          • Record dental charting carried out by other appropriate registrants.
          • Prepare, mix, and handle dental materials.
          • Provide chairside support to the operator during treatment.
          • Keep full and accurate patient records.
          • Prepare equipment, materials, and patients for dental radiography.
          • Process dental radiographs.
          • Monitor, support, and reassure patients.
          • Give appropriate advice to patients.
          • Support the patient and their colleagues if there is a medical emergency.
          • Make appropriate referrals to other health professionals.


          A dental nurse should possess certain personal qualities, such as:

          • Good written and verbal communication skills.
          • The ability to stay calm under pressure.
          • A pleasant and caring disposition.
          • Excellent attendance, timekeeping, and punctuality.
          • The ability to work as part of a team.

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            Congratulations to Gabriella who excelled as a student and a trainee dental nurse. She is being awarded a salary increase in just a few months of working due to her excellent performance and valuable contributions to Dental Beauty Clinic.

            We are proud to announce that after completing our course Gabriella enrolled at a University to pursue her career as Dental Hygienist.

            Gabriella Privitera Trainee Nurse

            Congratulations to Jolita for getting the “Regional Champion London” title at Dental Design Studio. Jolita has also been promoted to a Practice Manager.

            Dental Tutors are proud to have a student who excelled in her chosen career path and continues to amaze us with her dedication. Success stories like this are true inspirations to fellow nurses.

            “I strongly believe Jolita deserves this award because, besides being a trainee nurse who has learned her duties and responsibilities so quickly, she is also the strongest team player that I have ever seen. I can see a big and fast progression in her dental nurse career.”

            Within one year of her graduation, she is now a Head Nurse at her clinic. Well done Jolita!

            Jolita Head Dental Nurse Dental Tutors Student

            Marilena is a highly self-motivated individual who excels as a team player, armed with extensive knowledge of dental hygiene and comprehensive dental care. Her commitment to exceptional patient care is unwavering, and she possesses outstanding communication skills.

            At Happy Family Dental, Marilena goes above and beyond to ensure that every patient receives the highest level of care and attention. Her genuine concern for patients is evident, especially when it comes to those who may experience apprehension during examinations and treatments. She takes extra measures to create a comforting and reassuring environment, putting patients at ease and addressing their concerns with the utmost compassion.

            Marilena Trainee Dental Nurse

            Anastasiia joined our team at Slade Dental Practice in March 2023, bringing with her a remarkable work ethic and dedication. Despite facing challenges in her journey from Ukraine, she seamlessly integrated into our team.

            Anastasiia’s commitment to her role as a trainee nurse is evident in her meticulous attention to detail and her willingness to go the extra mile for our patients. She takes pride in her work and consistently demonstrates professionalism in everything she does. As colleagues, we appreciate her hardworking nature, and patients often commend her for the excellent care she provides. 

            In addition to working hard in the practice, she continues to study in her free time and is always wanting to learn more and develop herself so she can be the best nurse for her patients and colleagues, and we have no doubt she will have a very successful career. We are very grateful to have her on board and proud to call her a member of our team at Slade Dental Practice.

            Anastasiia Trainee Dental Nurse

            Congratulations to Ewa for the incredible progress that she made in a short time while working as a trainee dental nurse at Progressive Dentistry.

            Ewa is a bright individual, taking the dental nursing course and her career very seriously. She has high attendance and a willingness to learn.

            Ewa Trainee dental nurse at Dental Tutors

            Congratulations to Lidia for her hard work and perfect attendance. She has passed all the obstacles to become a Dental Nurse. Lida is a bright individual, taking the dental nursing course and her career very seriously.

            Lidia Trainee Dental Nurse. Dental Tutors National Diploma in Dental Nursing

            Congratulations to our student Eriko who completed the dental nursing course and was able to continue her dental therapist career in the UK.

            “Alongside the nursing course, I prepared for registration as a dental therapist and hygienist. Finally, I got the GDC number in September 2021 and started working as a therapist and hygienist in December 2021. I am currently working full time for 3 dental practices. I got an award for best hygienist in 2022 from Dental Beauty Partners.”

            Eriko Trainee Dental Nurse

            Congratulations to Rasa who has quickly progressed in the clinical environment and always strives to the highest standards. She has successfully completed our National Diploma in Dental Nursing and is currently working as a Qualified Dental Nurse.

            Congratulations to Nirmala for her dedication and professionalism in exceeding expectations while working as a Trainee Dental Nurse at Plumstead Dental Clinic.

            Nirmala joined our practice in the summer 2020, after induction she started her practice providing NHS dental care and independent treatments for a broad range of patients.

            Nirmala is a confident dental assistant, very pleasant and works very closely with all team members. 

            She applies to practice and NHS cross-infection control guidance. She also had her Basic Life Support and management of medical emergencies training at our practice.

            Rehab Ali – General Dental Practitioner

            Nirmala has become a valuable member of our team. She is dedicated, hardworking and has excellent work ethic. She is very keen to learn and has made wonderful progress. Well done.

            Sarah Nazir, Dentist.

            Nirmala Trainee Dental Nurse Dental Tutors Dental Nursing Course

            Aida is a person who motivates others to achieve more. Thanks to her and Simas, I passed the exam on the first attempt! I plan to continue taking the radiography course at Dental Tutors. In the future, I also plan to pursue a career as a dental hygienist. Thank you both!

                DT trainee dental nurse

                JYOTHSNA Sunnapurallapalli
                JYOTHSNA Sunnapurallapalli
                20:15 01 Aug 22
                Aida has given excellent guidance all way through. She is very lovely, Kind, down-to-earth, and has tons of patience to explain every aspect of the subject. The resources are extremely helpful slides, videos, mock exams, and zoom meetings I highly recommend studying with Dental Tutors.
                NESREEN SULAMAN
                NESREEN SULAMAN
                07:19 31 Jul 22
                Dental tutor is the best option for whom want to have a fully support to pass their dental nurse exam. Specially Aida she is amazing tutor. She put all effort and worked so hard supply us with all support materials to make sure we understood well before she goes to the next topic . She is happy to... reply and answer our questions any time 24 hours a day. Provide us with good advice on how to pass the exam. I did pass both my written and OSCE exam from first time with Dental Tutors . I highly recommend Aida she is perfect xxxread more
                Anna M
                Anna M
                18:50 30 Jul 22
                I can not thank you my Tutor Aida enough. She is absolutely brilliant! She is a very thoughtful Tutor who puts a lot of thought into how she presents the material. Her lessons were engaging, useful, and she was very patient with everyone in class always encouraging her students to try. I would... highly recommend Dental Tutors if you want to pass your exams. I have very bad experience with other college who just collected money from me and gave me 0 Knowledge. If I wouldn't try Dental Tutors I wouldn't become a dental nurse and I wouldn't be even thinking to continue studying. I passed my exams, Thank you very much!!! All team are amazing supporting . Massive Thank you Dr.Pragati for informative Module lessons for our Saturday lessons !read more
                Tatyana S
                Tatyana S
                20:54 29 Jul 22
                I can't be more grateful to Aida and all the other tutors, they gave me so much knowledge, i couldn't pass exams without them. I'm qualified dental nurse now and I'm so proud.Our lessons were so interesting and understanding, nothing never been a problem, always all the tutors explained over and... over again if someone didn't understand something. We had incredible support all the time. Absolutely amazing college. Thank you so more
                Silpa Mahe
                Silpa Mahe
                11:07 28 Jul 22
                Thanks a ton Aida for your support to achieve this in the very first time itself.Your evening classes and revision classes especially during exam time s were really helpful.I would like to thank all my tutors,Aida and simas for my achievement.
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