Cavity Dental Staff Blog

The Life of a Locum Dental Nurse

26th Jan 2023
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The life of a locum dental nurse starts with every day being different…

Have you ever wondered what it's really like to be a locum dental nurse? Ever thought you'd like to do it but are unsure of whether or not you could?

The life of a locum dental nurse starts with every day being different, not just because you're rarely in the same place twice, but also because all the patients are new to you.

Secondly, the Dentists you are nursing for are usually always very grateful to you, not least because you're there to rescue them when their nurse has gone sick or on holiday, but also because we go the extra mile for them.

Finally, we smile a lot.  Why?  Have you ever wished your boss appreciated you more, said thank you once in a while and noticed when you worked that bit harder, stayed late, helped out etc?

I used to think exactly that until I came to work for Cavity Dental Staff, now I get a thank you every day, I feel appreciated and valued and I am proud of what I do.

Cavity provide a space for learning, growing and while the role of a locum dental nurse can seem isolating, they even provide a virtual space for all of us dental nurses to chat and share our experiences as well as a health and wellbeing platform to further support us. There is a growing emphasis on self care and mental wellbeing in the workplace and Cavity provide this every step of the way.

Ready for a change?

Want to become a locum dental nurse? Contact our recruitment team for a chat with a friendly area manager here.

Aren't qualified and want to become a dental nurse, but don't know where to start? Contact our team at Cavity Training and become a proud member of our team.