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Laura Smith
Address line 1
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T: 0161 232 1888
M: 0766 211 2333
E: laura.s@made up email.com

 PERSONAL SUMMARY

A fully trained, qualified and experienced dental nurse with a professional but sympathetic approach when providing dental care to patients. Having over 2 years UK dental nursing experience working in busy clinics preventing  and treating various oral-related conditions. Well presented, enthusiastic and punctual, currently looking for a suitable position in a dental practice.
 

CAREER HISTORY

DENTAL NURSE - Practice name
September 2009 - present
Responsible for providing a high standard of service to patients by dealing safely and promptly with their requirements. 

  • Assisting dentists and other dental care professionals in the practice.
  • Careful sterilizing of dental instruments to ensure sterile conditions.
  • Ensuring that the dental surgery health and safety policy is adhered to.
  • Managing the clinic specialist dentist diary.
  • Taking notes from dentists dictation for a patients records.
  • Explaining to patients what their treatment entails.
  • Working at the reception of the clinic, welcoming patients, booking them in then directing them to the waiting room.
  • Making appointments and taking payments.
  • Supervising trainee dental nurses.
  • Administrative duties like maintaining a patients' dental record.
  • Taking X-rays of patients and then using these to diagnose a patients' dental conditions.
  • Making models of patients' teeth.
  • Assisting dental care professionals with procedures such as filling cavities or performing root canals.
  • Preparing the surgery for dental treatment.
  • Using dental software package to input future appointments. 

 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Nursing & personal

  • Having excellent communication skills to reassure patients and create a friendly atmosphere in the dental clinic.
  • Experience of dealing with NHS patients as well as private patients.
  • Fully up to date and aware of the latest new technology and tools for dentistry.
  • Able to educate patients on preventative and oral health care.
  • Ability to correctly prioritize a patients condition and if necessary provide appropriate pain relief.
  • Excellent decision making, communication and interpersonal skills.


KEY COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS 

Implants

Restorative Procedures

patient comfort

mixing materials

X rays

Sterilization 

Administration

Health & Safety

 PREVIOUS CAREER HISTORY

Trainee Dental Nurse   Sparkbrook Health Centre 2008 - 2009
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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

NVQ level 3 in Dental Nursing
Level 3 VRQ in Dental Nursing
Certificate of Higher Education in Dental Nursing
Registered with the General Dental Council (GDC)


REFERENCES - available on request.

Driving license: Yes
DOB: 1983



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