Becoming a dental nurse

Dental Nurses provide chairside support to dentists across the full range of treatment provision. They play a key role in the patient support aspects of the job and also have responsibility for infection control and health and safety in the workplace.

To be a dental nurse you will need to have excellent communication skills, a caring nature and be highly organised. Dental Nurses need to be friendly and approachable, reliable, calm and be flexible enough to respond to unexpected situations as they arise.

Routes to Training