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Dental Nurse hourly salaries in the United Kingdom at SMILE DENTAL CARE

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Average salary
£9.94 per hour
Below national average

Salary estimated from 30 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 12 months. Last updated: 25 October 2021

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Its a good starting point to be to start your career short term. Team were lovely and helpful, always willing to help. Always a member staying with you behind end of the day which was good.


An hour lunch


long hours
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12 member of staff left in 7 months!

Do I even need to elaborate on the title of my review?! 12 members of hard working, long standing members of staff have left, the particular practice worked at, in 7 months. Money is all the owner of the company is concerned about about whether or not it benefits him. I personally was refused a pay rise and was made to wait months and months when I was working well above my pay grade daily. In the end I was put on pittance above a trainee. Wages were barely ever right and they would not give you your pay slip until the day you get paid so that you would have to wait til the month after to correct mistakes they had made. You will not get any recognition for any hard work. Frustrating business to work for as you never receive instruments etc. Even ppe was restricted! Private dentists are expected to do a day of treatment with only two handpieces. It's an actual joke. Do not consider working for smile, especially if it is a trainee position as you will not get the training you need to actually become a good dental nurse. Trainees are expected to go in surgery on their own one day after having vaccinations. Poor higher management and unfair treatment to staff if you dont know them personally out of work. I could write so much about this place, all the bad things I've seen over the years: compliance issues, staffing issues etc but I think if you spoke to any dental nurse or even clinicians from any smile practice they would all tell you the same. The only nice thing I have to say is the colleagues at the practice were amazing. Everyone stuck together and - 




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How much does a Dental Nurse make at SMILE DENTAL CARE in the United Kingdom?

Average SMILE DENTAL CARE Dental Nurse hourly pay in the United Kingdom is approximately £9.94, which is 10% below the national average.

Salary information comes from 47 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

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