Registered dental nurse

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A registered dental nurse (RDN) in the United Kingdom works as part of a dental team in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings.

Some dental nurses work in dental hospitals and the public dental services, general dental practices and the Armed Forces. The national NHS 111 telephone service also employ dental nurse advisors.[1] Dental nurse advisors assess, triage and arrange urgent treatment for callers who have dental emergencies or associated dental problems out-of-hours; including weekends and public holidays.

From 30 July 2008, all qualified dental nurses in the United Kingdom have to be registered with the General Dental Council (GDC).[2] "Grandparenting" arrangements were in place 2006–2008 to allow unqualified dental assistants to register on the basis of experience. They now hold the title Registered Dental Nurse on the Dental Care Professionals register of the General Dental Council.