The detailed nature of implant surgery means anxiety levels for all parties may be running high. Having a good enough working relationship with the dentist to be able to recognise when they might be under pressure or needing further equipment is important. Learning to understand their requests and needs during treatment makes for a successful day in surgery. Being able to strike a balance between knowing when to stay quiet and when to pre-empt the needs of the dentist is an invaluable skill.
Understanding of protocols
Implant surgery is a much more hands-on procedure for dental nurses and for this you must have a good understanding of surgery and safety protocols. A great dental implant nurse will be able to swiftly recognise any potential health and safety issues and be able to mitigate them in line with their practice protocols. Understanding the protocols of the dentist is also key, everyone has a different way of working so taking the time to understand the way your dentist likes to work will make the whole procedure more likely to be trouble-free.