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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"Liz is well known and respected in the dental world, devoting much of her working life to dental nursing and dental nurse training where she ran the South Wales evening course, training thousands of dental nurses during 40 years."
The DHAT concept is not new and in fact dates back to a 1921 New Zealand program developed to train school dental nurses and use them at school-based clinics throughout the country.
The job: I am a trainee dental nurse at Ayrshire Central Hospital and Dalmellington Dental Clinic.
``I've been a dental nurse for 14 years and I think Jade's done more to give the job a bad name than any reputation we've ever had for being bimbos.
The trainee solicitor had frolicked under the sheets with the dental nurse - then cold-shouldered her in his last days in the house.
FORMER Miss Northern Ireland Julie Martin needs to learn a lesson as she gets used to being a dental nurse once again.
Coreen said: 'A lot of young people leave school and become a dental nurse for a couple of months and then leave the profession because of the lack of training.
After a dental nurse who used to work for him turned whistleblower, patients were offered HIV and hepatitis B and C tests.
A MERSEYSIDE dental nurse who brawled with a colleague at Liverpool's Royal hospital was suspended for six months.
THE College works closely with the Community Dental Service within Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, to deliver high quality dental nurse training to serve the needs of the North Wales regional dental practices.