Dental Nurse Jobs

Dental nurses play a key role in the day to day running of dental practices, aiding across all areas of patient care- both surgical and non-surgical. Dental nurses often work alongside dentists, providing them with the correct equipment when required and assisting in the delivery of treatment. 

What does a Dental Nurse do?

The daily duties of a dental nurse will consist of the following:

  • Preparing dental equipment and materials
  • Recording dental charting
  • Provide support to dentists, hygienists and therapists across a range of dental procedures
  • Completing admin duties such as taking payments for treatments, recording appointments and completing relevant paperwork

Personal Skillset

Successful dental nurses must be diligent, hard-working individuals, who possess a can-do attitude. Dental nurses should also have good communication and interpersonal skills, as much of their work require communication with either the patient or dentist.As with any position in dentistry, candidates must be registered with the General Dental Council. 

Salary and Work Conditions

The average salary for a dental nurse in Scotland is around £24,000, however, this salary may be lower or higher depending on experience and the hiring practice. In terms of working hours, dental nurses can expect to work between 38-45 hours per week.

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Job Listings

  1. Medical Receptionist

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: £10.00 p/h

    Category: Medical Receptionist

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting for a Medical Receptionist in the Renfrewshire area. This role is temporary ongoing until August 2019
    Hours will vary week to week (20 – 30hrs approx.)
    We are particularly interested in speaking to candidates from a medical reception background however, this is not essential.

    Duties include:

    Answering ...

  2. Support Worker

    Location: Midlothian

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Healthcare Support Worker

    Stafffinders are working with their Edinburgh based client seeking experienced Support Workers to join their expanding team across Midlothian.  
    As a support worker, you will join a dedicated, friendly and motivated team who personalise support and care on an individual basis to their customers.  To achieve this, you will collaborate ...

  3. Locum Dental Nurse

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Dental Nurse

    Are you a Locum Dental Nurse that likes to go above and beyond? Are you looking for a job that gives you all the flexibility you need to balance all aspects of your life? Do you want to earn some extra cash for a brilliant new year start?
    We are ...

  4. Support Workers (x3 Females)

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Healthcare Support Worker

    Stafffinders are looking for x3 female Support Workers to join our care client based in the North Lanarkshire area. You will be responsible for the day to day care of our client’s customers delivering personalised and outcome-based care, allowing customers to live full and active lives. Please note, drivers ...