Dental Nurse

How did you become interested in what you do?

Advertisment in a newspaper. I went to a careers day at Telford College. The tutor there was very helpful. 


What was your journey to reach the role you are in today?

I studied for one year full time at college, I had two days day release at Edinburgh Dental Hospital and local surgery. I passed my National Certificate.


Talk us through a day in your life.

Assisting a dentist at Chairside; communicationg with patients; keeping high standards of care and hygiene in surgery. 


Was this your planned career when you were 18?

Nursing of some kind - yes.


What did your parents want you to do?

Care work.


What advice would you give to someone interested in your career?

Speak to someone who is aready in the job and get lots of information on all aspects of the job.


What other directions could you work in within your field other than the job you  have chosen?

Working with additional needs and elderly clients. 


If there is anything you have not covered about your area of expertise, please feel free to add here. 

I am just disappointed in how much paperwork is involved in the job today. After years of hands-on experience, I feel there is not always enough weight given to the care side.