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Dental Nurse

Are you looking to take on a new dental nursing role where you will be valued and grow as part of our team? We need qualified and experienced nurses to join our friendly teams to offer a high calibre, personalised private service in our beautiful and luxury practices.

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Leamington Spa | Solihull


  • Prepare and maintain the clinical environment, including the equipment
  • Carry out infection prevention and control procedures to prevent physical, chemical and microbiological contamination in the surgery or laboratory
  • Record dental charting and oral tissue assessment carried out by other registrants
  • Keep full, accurate and contemporaneous patient records and ensure that they are stored securely
  • Prepare equipment materials and patients for dental radiography
  • Process dental radiographs
  • Monitor, support and reassure patients
  • Give appropriate patient advice
  • Support the patient and your colleagues if there is an emergency
  • Make appropriate referrals to other health professionals

Perform the following additional procedures following appropriate training:

  • Oral health education and oral health promotion
  • Assist in the treatment of patients who are under conscious sedation
  • Assist in treatment of patients with special needs
  • Assist in the treatment of orthodontic patients
  • Carry out intra and extra – oral photography
  • Pour, cast and trim study models
  • Carry out shade taking
  • Trace cephalometric radiographs

Perform the following additional procedures on prescription from or under the direction of, another registrant:

  • Take radiographs
  • Place rubber dam
  • Measure and record plaque indices
  • Remove sutures after the wound has been checked by a dentist
  • Construct occlusal registration rims and special trays
  • Repair the acrylic component of removable appliances
  • Apply topical anaesthetic to the prescription of a dentist
  • Construct mouthguards and bleaching trays to the prescription of a dentist
  • Construct vacuum formed retainers to the prescription of a dentist
  • Take impressions to the prescription of a dentist or a CDT (where appropriate)
  • Apply fluoride varnish either on prescription from a dentist or direct as part of a structured dental health programme
  • Segregate waste in accordance with the practice procedures and ensure its safe disposal
  • Liaise with reception over appointments for each patient
  • Escort patients from the waiting room to the surgery, confirm the patient’s medical history is up to date and communicate to the dentist (hygienist/therapist) any change in medical history or problems that he/she has noted
  • Monitor and maintain stock within the practice as necessary, informing the practice manager and liaising with the dentists {hygienists/therapists) over orders or any shortages of materials
  • Follow all professional ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality
  • Maintain and promote patient confidentiality in relation to patient medical history, details of treatment, financial transactions or any conversation overheard
  • Complete laboratory request forms and keep records of all items sent, received and fitted
  • Check that all necessary laboratory work is returned and ready for each session
  • Assist in all clerical and administrative duties as required by the principal
  • Report equipment failures or breakages to the practice manager
  • Attend practice annual training for medical emergencies and CPR
  • Perform other tasks in accordance with additional skills you have developed within the GDC ‘Scope of Practice’
  • Identify your training and development needs and undertake appropriate training to maintain and increase competence in nursing skills by following an agreed CPD programme to comply with the GDC requirements
  • Provide feedback on the performance of trainee dental nurses
  • Bring to the attention of the principal or practice manager any concerns about aspects of the practice, its performance or the performance of others in the practice
  • Attend all practice meetings as requested
  • Perform any other tasks that are reasonably requested by the principal


  • Perform high quality dental nursing whilst assisting each dentist, hygienist or therapist in all procedures in a safe and effective manner in accordance with the ‘Code of Ethics’ of the British Association of Dental Nurses, the GDC’s ‘Scope of Practice'
  • Follow practice policies and procedures
  • Maintain professional indemnity and registration with the GDC
  • Undertake CPD in line with the GDC guidelines
  • Establish, promote and maintain productive working relationships with all members of the dental team
  • Liaise with the practice manager on all matters concerning administration, pay and service conditions
  • Assist with the supervision of trainee dental nurses in the practice
  • Assist with reception duties and perform other clerical duties if required
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your work


  • This job description is a guide to responsibilities rather than a complete list of duties. It will be periodically reviewed and may be amended by agreement from time to time. 
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