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Dental Nurse training in hospital
Member Name: meissastar
Date: 13/02/06, updated on 13/02/06 (12385 review reads)
Advantages: Get paid to train
Disadvantages: Can get boring!
Hi, I trained as a dental nurse at Guys Hospital 1995-1997, so my experience maybe slightly out of date.
I decided to train in hospital because i didn't want to have to work all day and then do evening classes. This is the one beauty of training in a hospital, all of you lessons are during the day. You genearly do 70% clinical traing and 30% lectures.
The other great thing about hospital training is that you get to experience all aspects of dentistry, from prosthetics(dentures) to childrens to sedation to full on oral surgery and on. When you train at a dental surgery, you generally will not get to see much specialised work, especailly as general anaesthetics can not be given outside of hospitals these days.
This also gives you the opportunity to decide if you want to specialse in any aspects of dentistry when you qualify, such as sedation nursing, theatre nursing, orthodontic nursing, etc.
Also, you get paid! how many people who are on training courses can claim that!
Plus, when you train in hospital and pass all the internal exams you will also recieve a qualification certificate and badge from that hospital aswell as your National Certificate. This sill serve you well when you are looking for jobs, as it puts you in front of girls who only have the National Cetificate! Plus you can also negotiate for better pay.
The only downsides of training in a hospital is:
1- having to put up with undergraduate dental students, most of them are full of themselves
2-clinics can get very quiet and boring, especially when the students are on holiday
Hope this is of some help!
Summary: hospital training rocks!
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