Trainee Dental Nurses – Becoming a Dental Nurse

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.

TRAIN TO BE A DENTAL NURSE

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.

      DENTAL NURSE SALARY

      Qualified dental nurses can earn up to £33,000 per year (National Careers Service) while working full-time.

      Until students receive the qualification they can work as Trainee Dental Nurses. This helps them to earn while they learn.

      Trainee dental nurses usually start with a national minimum wage.

      The average salary for a trainee dental nurse job is £23,480 depending on experience (Totaljobs salary checker).

      Students often choose to take a post-registration course to progress as an individual and explore new career paths.

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      THE ROLE OF A 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.

      DENTAL NURSE QUALITIES

      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.

        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

        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 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.

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        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 much.read 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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