Major changes to dental nurse pay and development

dental nurseMydentist has announced £2.5 million investment in its career progression programme, with pay increases for its 4,000 dental nurses.

From 1 April, all qualified dental nurses working at Mydentist will receive a guaranteed minimum hourly rate of £8.70.

It is also introducing five levels of nursing, each with guaranteed minimum pay rates.

‘Our nurses are extremely import and we want them to feel valued, rewarded and recognised for their hard work and to build their careers with us,’ Tom Riall, group chief executive at IDH Group, said.

‘This investment will ensure that our dental nurses across the UK will benefit from some of the most competitive rates of pay in the sector and a transparent progression programme that provides them with a clear vision of what they can achieve, the timescales involved and what they can expect to earn.’

New nursing structure

This new investment has been designed to recognise the importance of dental nurses in dental practices.

The new nursing structure includes student dental nurses, qualified dental nurses, qualified dental nurses with two plus years’ GDC registration, advanced dental nurses, and finally head dental nurses.

Clear criteria for advancement between each role will support nurses in furthering their careers with training organised and provided by the Mydentist academy.

Minimum hourly pay for each role will increase by up to 14 per cent.

Mydentist currently has openings for dental nurses at every level in its practices nationwide.

Details can be found online at

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