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dental nurse

Syllabification: den·tal nurse

Definition of dental nurse in English:

noun

A nurse who assists a dentist.
Example sentences
  • Nearly 200 applicants were dentists, hygienists and dental nurses and a further 200 signed the register as doctors or nurses.
  • Often dentists will be managing a team of people encompassing dental nurses, hygienists, receptionists and others, so good administrative and managerial abilities are needed.
  • The service had 20 school clinics, staffed by 22 dentists, three dental therapists, and 25 dental nurses.

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