The average wage for an Entry-Level Dental Nurse is AU$21.15 per hour.

AU$24,794 - AU$50,336
AU$25K
AU$35K
AU$50K
MEDIAN: AU$34,545
10%
50%
90%
AU$16.49 - AU$25.01
AU$16
AU$21
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$21.12
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$52K
Salary AU$24,794 - AU$50,336
Bonus AU$675
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$32,870 - AU$52,557
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 34
Hourly Data AU$0AU$37
Hourly Rate AU$16.49 - AU$25.01
Hourly Tips AU$1.50
Overtime AU$16.83 - AU$37.16
Annual Data AU$0AU$52K
Bonus AU$675
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$32,870 - AU$52,557
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 314

Job Description for Dental Nurse

Dental nurses, also known as dental hygienists in the United States, perform a wide variety of tasks in dental offices. They are responsible for cleaning teeth, looking for signs of oral disease in patients, and providing education and preventative care. Specific tasks performed by dental nurses include сlеаning stаіns and plaque buildup on teeth, сlеаning undеr аnd аrоund the gums, sеаrсhing fоr іndісаtоrs оf оrаl disease such as swеllіng, and applying dental prophylaxis, sealants and topical fluorides as required. They also educate patients on oral care and hygiene, such as on proper flossing and brushing techniques and ways to improve oral health through diet.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$43,757

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Key Stats for Dental Nurse

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
15%

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 60%