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Dental Nurses

Dental nurses prepare patients for, and assist with, dental examinations, prepare and sterilise instruments and maintain case records.

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About this Career

£17,641

Average salary

New workers start around £9,378.63. Normal pay is £17,641 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £28,423.14.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Maintains records, processes and mounts x-ray films and undertakes reception duties.
  • Removes water and saliva from patient’s mouth during treatment.
  • Assists with minor treatment, such as preparing materials for fillings.
  • Hands required equipment and medication to dentist during examination.
  • Prepares and sterilises instruments and follows guidelines to maintain sterile conditions within the surgery.
  • Prepares patient for examination.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

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Reading Comprehension
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Active Listening
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Active Learning
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Writing
60
Learning Strategies
60
Critical Thinking
55
Speaking
54
Monitoring
53
Science
33
Mathematics
25

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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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