Dental Nursing

The role of a dental nurse is to support the dentist in all aspects of patient care; this includes preparing the appropriate instruments and surgery, ensuring that infection control procedures are followed and continuous preparation of surgery throughout the day. A dental nurse is typically the first contact of the patients after reaching the surgery of the dentist. Most of the people are very nervous when visiting dentist, so a dental nurse needs to be able to make the patient feel at ease – a dental nurse needs good skills for people. During surgery a dental nurse needs to be able to work quickly and keep calm. Dental nurses are typically employed in the private dentist or orthodontist office.


  • Instruments decontamination responsibility
  • Maintain dental operating equipment
  • Arrange relevant materials and supplies
  • Making notes when the dentist is examining a patient
  • Work closely with the dentist and keep the surgery ready for use