I’ve got my dental nursing diploma and I need a job!
Beginning your career in dental nursing
After gaining your dental nurse diploma the next logical step is to find a job!
When looking for your first job as a dental nurse there are a few tips that will help you to stand out from the competition
Make sure you have done your research on the practice you are interviewing for. Look at the company website, familiarise yourself with the practice ethos and any specialists who are working there. Ideally, look at prices and have an idea of clients. Research is a great way of showing commitment to the role.
Where is the dental practise you are interviewing for based? Find out the nearest tube station (if London) and check how easy it is to walk. Being late to an interview is never acceptable. The best plan is to go and visit before your interview but if this isn’t possible leave plenty of time for traffic jams and simply getting lost!
First impressions count! Make sure you look smart and well presented. This is not the time for bold fashion statements! Find an outfit that is smart and professional.
After the interview, it is a great idea to send an email thanking the dental practise for their time and reiterating your interest in the position. Candidates who are more proactive standout.
We have the largest job board when it comes to dental nursing with 100’s of jobs from Bupa Dental Care and Portman Dental Care, plus we work with a growing number of independent practices. Get in touch with us and we can help you find your next role.
Landing your dream dental nursing job
knowing that you want to be a dental nurse and doing well on your exams is one thing but making the right impression at that all important interview is another! We know how nerve-racking job interviews can be so we have prepared 5 key tips to giving the best impression at the interview
Organisation and preparation are a key part of the dental nurse role so it is vital to display these skills at interview. Before you even attend make sure you know exactly where you are going. Plan your route leaving plenty of time for public transport delays. The last thing you want to do is arrive late and flustered! by planning ahead you can keep your head cool
If you have got a job interview take some time to find out about the dental practice. Most dental practices have a website, look them up and see who they are. If you wanted to be really proactive you could even call up to ask if they have appointments available.
First impressions count when it comes to job interviews and you want to make sure you give the right impression. Ensure you are dressed smartly and look professional and approachable. We would recommend against false nails or nail polish as during dental procedures these will not be allowed. You will want to look like you would easily fit into the team.
It might sound a strange one but a genuine passion for dentistry and for helping patients will shine through. Don’t be scared to let your interviewer see how much you love dentistry and how caring you are. Job interviews shouldn’t feel like torture – they are your chance to shine
One of the most neglected tips in interview techniques is smiling. In dentistry this is especially important; A smile makes you more approachable and personable without you even having to open your mouth. Make eye contact, smile and let the interviewers be impressed by your knowledge and passion