06 Mar Why I Love Being a Dental Nurse
This week we thought we would throw the blog over to Caroline, who has been with us at Bridgeways Dental for the past five months. Her enthusiasm and passion for dental nursing is infectious, and we are pleased to have her helping to put you all at ease and assisting in your care.
Hi I’m Caroline, and I am a full time Dental Nurse at Bridgeways. I just thought I’d tell you a little bit about myself.
I have been nursing now for over 17 years, it wasn’t a career I thought I would ever choose to do, as, like many people, I was always terrified of the dentist growing up.
I was looking for a new job, and saw a vacancy at a local dental practice, and although I had no experience at all and I had no idea what to expect, nevertheless, I decided to give it a go.
I have to say it’s the best decision that I have ever made in my life!
I studied hard to get the National Certificate for Dental Nursing and I qualified. I was so dedicated to it that I found my patients were actually becoming more like my friends, and the relationship and the trust that they have in me has made me become the dental nurse that I am today.
I really get a buzz from going that extra mile for each and every individual that walks through the door, to care for and look after people is the most amazing feeling.
To be able to wipe away a tear of fear and replace it with a smile is the best thing ever, and makes me feel on top of the world and makes me realise how much I love my job!
I assist with general dentistry but I also get to do some more specialised treatments. Casey provides orthodontic treatments and creates gorgeous straight, white smiles with fixed braces and Invisalign, and with George I assist while he places dental implants, replacing missing teeth and recreating peoples smiles. I also nurse for Kirsty, who is our lovely dental hygienist, polishing and brightening your teeth, and treating bleeding gums and gum disease.
Experience the difference come and see us at Bridgeways Dental today. Just call our reception team on 023 8086 8833 to book your appointment.