dental nurse


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dental nurse

A dental auxiliary trained to provide oral hygiene instruction and dental health care to school children. Formerly, the term applied to dental hygienists, but now it refers to persons trained according to a program developed in New Zealand.
See also: nurse
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Anthony Barton, 36, of Warrington, developed a pattern of "sexually motivated behaviour" towards four dental nurses over eight years, it was said.
Ashley is now celebrating his success as a qualified Dental Nurse after completing a three-year Modern Apprenticeship course achieving a NVQ level 3 qualification in Oral Health Care, through training provider Ace Training, backed by Elwa.
Coatbridge College, where more than 600 dental nurses have been trained in the past 10 years, has been approved to become a major centre for Dental Nursing training.
Ms Brennan, who has been a dental nurse for 10 years, went with a 22-strong team of dental workers as part of the Bridge2Aid Dental Volunteer Programme.
Katie has been a dental nurse for seven years and has worked in and around Newcastle learning and developing her skills, which include a qualification in sedation.
I love meeting new people and being a dental nurse does give you the chance to look after people and make a difference to their lives, even if that just means helping to make patients at ease during their treatment.
They use a range of dental instruments and could be assisted by a dental nurse.
A dental nurse is celebrating after winning a tribunal against her bullying boss.
A DENTAL nurse who claimed she was unfairly sacked after a dentist called her "stupid" has won her unfair dismissal claim.
Dental nurse Jo Hoffmann said: "We are making this a lot of fun for the children so they enjoy learning how to look after their teeth.
As a dental nurse you would: Tidy and prepare the surgery Sterilise instruments Pass relevant instruments to the dentist, therapist or hygienist Remove water and saliva from the patient's mouth during treatment Prepare materials, for example, to make fillings make sure the patient is relaxed and comfortable at all times Maintain sterile conditions within the surgery, following health and safety guidelines Help the dentist record information about each patient carry out stock control With training and qualifications, you may be involved in monitoring patients' welfare when they are sedated.
A dental nurse contacted the Emergency Dental Service at Old Swan Health Centre, where my daughter was treated within two hours.