How to know if a dental nursing career is for you

DENTAL NURSING CAREER 22Career paths are very rarely linear anymore. While the generations before us would stick to one track — even if they didn’t enjoy it — today’s employees are waking up to the idea that work can be rewarding and support your lifestyle. It might even be fun, too!

A dental nursing career may not seem like the next logical step for your professional trajectory. But if you’re here reading this article, then the thought has at least crossed your mind ...

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National Smile Month 2022

national smile monthIt's here again!

From the 16th May to the 16th June, National Smile Month is back! This year, wouldn’t it be fantastic if we, as dental nurses, can not only get involved ourselves but can really encourage our practices to do the same? It would make a great team activity. 

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Volunteering with Dentaid

Stephanie dentaid 22It’s been a long time since I started working in the dental industry; 19 years, in fact! In that time, I have seen so many changes to the provision of dental care across the country. 

When I started dental nursing, we provided predominantly NHS funded treatment – this was when it was still ‘pay per item’ – with a few private patients. As I moved and joined other practices, this seemed to be the norm.

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HONORARY OBE FOR 20 YEARS OF MOUTH CANCER FOUNDATION SERVICE

Dr Vinod Joshi“The award is a recognition of the vision and perseverance of all those patients, carers and the many supporters who have sustained the vision I had for the charity from its inception and grown it over the years.  It is a big tribute to them. Without them, we would not have got this far. Sadly, some are no longer with us. God bless them. Congratulations to all”.

Dr Vinod Joshi - Founder, Mouth Cancer Foundation

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Spotlight on .... pay

SPOTLIGHT PAYOver the last few years, through social media in particular, I have become aware of a growing sense of frustration in the dental industry. People are feeling unheard and uncared for. They feel that they are giving their all to the ‘team’ but get little in return and have no job satisfaction. 

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