From full-time dental nurse to full-time dental hygiene and therapy student (who still nurses!)

Prabjot Mann IMAGEI left school at eighteen, not knowing which career path to take. All I knew was that I wanted to go into a field that involved working with people. I took a receptionist job at a local dental practice, and it was then that I realised I wanted to pursue a career in dentistry. I enjoyed the patient interaction and seeing how dentistry can have a huge impact on people’s lives. After a couple of years of working on reception, I was given the opportunity to begin a dental nursing course and take a more hands-on approach. 

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Meet Jo, an orthodontic dental nurse who set up a side income during the pandemic.

Jo articleWhen did you start working as an orthodontic nurse?

In the year 2000!

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THE FORGOTTEN CANCER IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

mouth cancer foundation logo 0New data reveals potential devastating impact on head and neck cancer patients.

At the peak of the first lockdown, there was a 59% drop in urgent referrals for people with a suspicion of head and neck cancer.

Devastating impact on projected five-year survival for people with head and neck cancer.

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Meet Hilary - Nurse, Manager and Assessor.

Hilary UrryFor this month's Inspiration Q&A, we have interviewed Hilary Urry. Hilary completed a degree in dental nursing and was recently awarded a Level 3 assessor award.

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Starting as a trainee dental nurse just a few weeks before lockdown.

trainee katieKatie is a trainee dental nurse who joined her dental practice in March 2020 – just a few weeks before ‘Lockdown 1’. Here we speak to Katie about her experiences as a trainee dental nurse in the current ever-changing dental world. It's amazing what a positive attitude she still has towards her role – she is a true inspiration to us all.

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