A Dental Nurse earns an average wage of £8.29 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are implants and RADIOGRAPHY.

£10,809 - £22,539
£11K
£16K
£23K
MEDIAN: £15,895
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50%
90%
£6.90 - £10.56
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MEDIAN: £8.41
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90%
£0£22K
Salary £10,809 - £22,539
Bonus £0.00 - £1,021
Commission £200
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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£13,529 - £22,246
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 9 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 815
Hourly Data £0£15
Hourly Rate £6.90 - £10.56
Hourly Tips £1.12
Overtime £7.02 - £15.63
Annual Data £0£22K
Bonus £0.00 - £1,021
Commission £200
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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£13,529 - £22,246
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 9 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,073

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 by Experience Level for Dental Nurse

Pay by Experience for a Dental Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤16,000 based on 969 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤18,000 based on 545 salaries. An experienced Dental Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤19,000 based on 441 salaries. A Dental Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤20,000 based on 261 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £17,354

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Dental Nurse Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Nurse?

Dental Nurse in Bristol:
"Underpaid."
Pros: Helping people and taking people out of pain.
Cons:

Dental Nurse in Liverpool:
"Love it"
Pros: Helping the public
Cons: Wages

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Key Stats for Dental Nurse

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Dental Nurse Salaries

▲15%

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
₤17,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Dental Nurse Salaries

▲12%

▲11%


▲6%

▲5%

▲4%

▲3%

reception
▲3%

Implant
▲3%

oral health educator
▲2%

National Average
₤17,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼1%

Oral Health Education
▼1%

first aider
▼4%

dental radiography
▼4%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 63%