By Lucy Ashton
Some dentists in West Dunbartonshire are beginning to take appointments from patients again following the cancellation during Covid pandemic.
And NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is currently looking to recruit trainee dental nurses at the Glasgow Dental Hospital and School.
Initially training for a fixed term period of 18 months within the dental nursing teams based at the Glasgow Dental Hospital, successful candidates will be supported to perform the necessary technical and physical aspects of clinical dental nursing.
You will assist clinicians in all aspects of patient care including the preparation of equipment, instruments and materials while ensuring patient comfort and safety at all times.
Lisa Dorrian, General Manager for Oral Health at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for those who are looking to get into dentistry to kick start their career.
“On the job training will be provided to each trainee where they will be able to gain a first-hand understanding of what is required to become a dental nurse.
“Successful applicants will be working alongside experienced dental professionals, providing chairside assistance during dental procedures and helping maintain a clean environment for patients.
“There will also be an element of classroom based learning and following successful completion of the training program, trainees will be able to become fully qualified dental nurses.”
For more details on this post, an online information session will be held on Wednesday, 26 April, 2023 at 6pm to provide support and further information, alongside an opportunity to ask any questions about the role.
To register for this session, please click here.
Applications can be submitted by clicking on the above link which closes at 12pm on Monday, 1st May, 2023.
Why have we left it so long to train dental nurses. In fact why are we not training more dentists, doctors, nurses and all the other health professionals needed.
Are we as a nation too clever to train these people. After all we don’t now build ships, or trains, or automobiles, or manufacture steel, or manufacture the components needed for the renewable energy sector where everything from jacket legs, to blades, to the turbines themselves are made around the world.
Ah Scotland who is like us. We obviously don’t need these skills. We can pay our way without them.
Albeit a bit dated now, the New Zealand 1980s film ” Once were Warriors ” gives an interesting commentary of the societal decline of the colonised Maori people displaced by the colonisers.
Low levels of education and skills, unemployment, crime, drug and alcohol addiction, domestic violence and despair, a people condemned to benefits existence. Paupers in their own land, its a testimony to maybe where the indigenous Scots are heading.