As a Dental Nurse in the Royal Navy, you’ll be a central part of a professional dental practice – one that travels the world looking after the health of our people. Your team will be led by the Dental Officer, who will rely on your support to deliver first-class dental healthcare everywhere from a shore establishment in the UK, to a portable dental unit in the Middle East. Alongside the rest of the Medial branch, you’ll be central to ensuring our personnel are fighting fit at all times, both on active service abroad and when they’re at home.
You can join as a qualified Dental Nurse or you can join as a Student with GCSEs and get paid to train and study for your Diploma in Dental Nursing and gain registration with the General Dental Council.
- Take responsibility for preparing instruments and materials for the Dental Officer, adapting to the wide range of procedures you’ll be tackling every day.
- Maintain stocks and make appointments, ensuring that the surgery runs smoothly at even the busiest times.
- Take charge of patient care, both before and during their appointment. That means easing any concerns and ensuring they are fully aware of the procedure.
- Prepare the surgery and making sure that everything is clean and tidy – that’s easier said than done, especially at sea in challenging conditions, or even attached to a Royal Marines Unit.
What you’ll get
- If not already qualified, get paid to train and earn a Diploma in Dental Nursing
- A salary of at least £20,000 after initial training
- Excellent pay and promotion prospects
- Non-contributory pension scheme
- Sports and adventurous training opportunities
- 6 weeks paid holiday a year
- Free Medical and Dental care
What you'll need
- You’ll need to be aged between 17 - 39
- Diploma in Dental Nursing
- Registered with the General Dental Council
- You’ll need at least 2 GCSEs at grades A-C (9-4) (or Scottish equivalent), which must include English and Mathematics
- A National of the United Kingdom, a Commonwealth citizen or Dual National
- A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 28 (between 17 and 27 if under 18)