Our dental nurses assist the dentist with all clinical aspects within the treatment rooms. They adopt proficient surgery procedures, ensuring the best utilisation of surgery time and provide excellent patient care, maintain cross infection control, equipment and materials. Adhering to at all times systems and protocols in line with company strategy, goals and values.
Provide support to dentists and other team members.
Encourage effective teamwork.
Report all issues of importance to the appropriate people.
Liaise closely with reception to ensure maximum efficiency within surgery.
Work closely with dentist in a professional and appropriate manner.
Carry out reception and administrative tasks where required.
Greet and care for all patients within your care in a polite and courteous manner at
Always be aware of patient confidentiality and data (health history) protection.
Inform reception of any reason to delay next appointment.
Ensure patients receive all necessary paperwork and that all forms are signed and
Be fully conversant with all emergency & evacuation procedures.
Promote a professional image of the company at all times.
The dental nurse/attendant must remain in surgery, ensuring that dentists are
chaperoned at all times when treating a patient.
Assist patient into surgery, settle them in the chair and prepare them for treatment.
Provide patient with personal protective equipment.
Produce instruments and materials as necessary during treatment.
Provide chair-side assistance during all dental procedures.
Ensure all lab work is checked and available prior to patients arrival.
Take extra oral photographs as part of each appointment.
Maintain a clean environment during surgery.
Cleaning and sterilising all instruments after each patient, adhering to the company
policy on cross infection.
Ensure all clinical waste is disposed off in the appropriate manner compliant with
current medical regulations.
Escort the patient from the surgery to the reception team & lounge areas.
Ensure all equipment is maintained as per manufacturers instructions and are
Ensure use of checklists provided which clearly outlines a schedule of daily and weekly tasks.
Switch equipment on in the morning and ensure it is switched off again at the end of
each working session.
Ensure that adequate stocks of expendable drugs, materials and instruments are available.
Ensure that all repairs are reported promptly to the Practice Manager.
Be aware of the company business strategy; provide optimum use of all surgery time.
Maintain equipment and adopt efficient use of materials.
Ensure lounge and reception areas, corridors, stairs and immediate external areas are kept tidy and free of hazards in line with Health & Safety requirements.
Always be vigilant and always report any problem or concerns to the practice manager immediately.