A Dental Nurse will assist the Dentist by passing instruments, preparing materials for fillings etc. making sure the patient is comfortable, assisting in the patient treatment, sterilising equipment, recording patient information and tidying and preparing the dental surgery.
You could start as a trainee and train on the job, for this you would need GCSE's including English, Maths and possibly a science or you could take a full-time dental nursing college course. In both cases you will need to study for a qualification which is approved by the General Dental Council.
A caring and reassuring nature, good practical skills, the ability to communicate effectively with patients from all age groups, good organisational skills and able to work well in a team.
£17,000 to £20,000