Holly’s Trainee Dental Nurse Blog

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Hi, I’m Holly, I started at Oakwood dental practice as a trainee nurse in December 2021, previously working as a waitress in Fareham whilst studying at school and college. I love working at Oakwood as I feel very supported by the rest of the team and the patients have been so welcoming, I now feel part of the family.

I have always wanted to have a career related to health and social care, and dental nursing is the perfect role for me. I love being able to interact with the patients, and that no two days are the same. It’s great to be able to work in a Practice that carries out such a diverse range of treatments.

I am currently doing my training through Eastleigh College. I attend college one day a week and I have work to complete and submit to my tutor for marking. My tutor will also come and observe me working alongside the team at Oakwood Dental Practice. I will then sit a final exam at the end of my training.

My favourite treatment to assist and observe for is a crown preparation. This is because it is such a lovely experience when a patient sees the transformation and the final results. We are lucky to have a Cerec scanning and milling machine in the Practice so we can do crowns in one day!

The best thing about dental nursing is being able to make a real difference and to help our patients have the best dental experience they can.

Once I qualify in 2023 I would like to broaden my skills and take on more responsibilities such as being able to take dental impressions and take x-rays, I am excited about my career prospects and want to keep on leaning and developing my skills.

In my spare time I like going for dog walks with my family and I am a keen horse rider.

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