dental nurse

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A dental care professional who has received appropriate training to provide chairside assistance for the dentist which includes aspiration, the preparation of materials, and the passing of instruments. As from July 2008, all dental nurses in the UK who have completed their professional training must be statutorily registered with the General Dental Council. Dental nurses in the UK may undertake additional post-certification training in dental sedation, special care nursing, oral health, orthodontics, and radiology assessed by the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN).

http://www.badn.org.uk The British Association of Dental Nurses website.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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