Trainee Dental Nurse (Part-Time)

Join our Team!

We are excited to be recruiting a part-time Trainee Dental Nurse to join our team at Smileplus Dental Care. This role will involve working 3 days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. 

Smileplus Dental Care is a private dental clinic located in the Corstophine area of Edinburgh. We are in a fantastic location with parking outside the practice. We are a great team and pride ourselves on our warm, caring environment.  We are pleased to offer a full range of general dental care for the whole family, as well as adult tooth straightening, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetic treatments. 

We’re big sports fans at SmilePlus Dental and proud to be Official Dentists to the Scotland Rugby team, as well as expert producers of custom-made mouthguards in our own on-site laboratory. We also provide dental care for international athletes and boxers, and have provided mouthguards for many Olympians and Commonwealth Games athletes.

Your Role

You will be responsible for providing chair side support in all day-to-day activities within the practice and surgeries. You will play an important role in a ensuring the delivery of excellent patient care while complying with all clinical and health & safety guidance.

Other duties include –

  • Creating a welcoming environment for patients that sets them at ease from the outset
  • Maximising the use of the internal system (Software of Excellence) to ensure accurate patient records are maintained
  • Ensuring the surgery is set up appropriately for each session throughout the day to maximise the efficiency of the practice and surgery utilisation
  • Anticipating the requirements of the clinician and patient in advance of their session and ensure necessary lab work and equipment is in place
  • Monitoring surgery stocks to ensure that appropriate stock levels are maintained
  • Undertaking reception duties when required including answering the telephone, making appointments and collecting patient charges

About You

  • Interested in starting a career in the Dental Industry
  • Enthusiastic, with an appetite to learn and develop new skills
  • Able to work on your own as well as part of a team
  • Willing to demonstrate the highest levels of patient care


We know that in order to attract and retain the best talent, we must always look at ways in which we can keep our colleagues smiling. Here are some of our benefits and perks –

  • Competitive pay scale
  • Career progression opportunities within the group
  • Referral bonus
  • Company paid GDC fee
  • Professional Development – access to online training and educational assistance
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • ‘You Days’ – a day off for moving house or getting married
  • Birthday day off
  • Service holidays
  • Optical care
  • Discounted dental treatments 

Smileplus Dental Care – Part of Clyde Munro Group

Here at Clyde Munro, we celebrate the individuality and personality of each practice while providing the benefits, perks, support, and structure of working within a wider group. Although each practice has its own unique culture and working environment, we all work together towards the same goal – providing the best patient care.

We have ambitious plans for growth – not only for our business, but also for the people within the Clyde Munro family. We are extremely passionate about developing our staff and pride ourselves on our commitment to support career progression within the group.

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