Dental Nurse with Special Interest (Tier 1) – Full-time – Truro




£28,000 per annum (paid pro rata)

Applications close:

23rd July 2024

Did you know our dental nurse roles offer genuine breadth and variety in your work and career development?

We are looking for someone to join the team at our Truro Health Park dental practice with occasional travel to Newquay to provide cover.

As well as providing dental nurse support to our team of clinicians you will hold one relevant professional qualification to assume a treatment provider role in a way that is bespoke both to you and the needs of the practice by running Nurse Led Clinics on a regular basis in Radiography, Fluoride Varnish Application and Oral Health Education under prescription from a Smile Together Dentist and/or be appropriately trained and qualified to work in Sedation clinics, supporting the clinical team including the monitoring of patients.

Smile Together provides dental nursing careers with a difference, with exciting opportunities to:

  • Progress in our amazing new Dental Nurse Career Pathway which could enable you to gain additional qualifications in your own special interest
  • Advance to our Tier 2 Dental Nurse, depending on the route you take
  • Mentor our foundation dental nurses and gain valuable mentorship training
  • Have the opportunity to deliver care across the county in our Mobile Dental Unit as part of our Outreach team

Let us support your career development whilst helping us make a difference to those who need us most:

If you think this career choice, delivering dental care with purpose and meaning for local people and communities, is for you, simply download and complete our application form and either email it to or apply online here (remembering to attach your completed application form).

Your package

At Smile Together we offer a dental nurse role that is different to what you may have done before. We support colleagues to progress their careers in line with their individual aspirations and needs of the business.  See our Inside Track case studies here to see how we have supported our colleagues to develop.

  • Competitive package £28,000 p/a (paid pro rata)
  • Paid indemnity and GDC registration (pro rata)
  • Access to company pension, ensuring your long-term financial well-being
  • Our workforce benefits package including company bonus (paid pro rata) and dividend scheme*

Time off:

  • 27 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays each year (pro rata)
  • An additional paid day off to celebrate your birthday – because you deserve to be celebrated!

Professional Development:

  • Working with highly skilled, enthusiastic and fun teams, committed to patient care
  • Support in defining and developing your professional career in a positive and enabling environment
  • An excellent dedicated and personalised training package to help maintain your CPD and wider professional development via our Smile Together Training Academy
  • A friendly support network with an induction colleague assigned to assist your transition to our company

Unique Employee Ownership Benefits:

  • Opportunity to become a shareholder* and have a genuine voice in our employee-owned and B Corp Certified community interest company, shaping the future of Smile Together
  • Opportunity to engage in community-based oral health improvement projects – for example, see more about our support for coastal communities and Health for Homeless Cornwall at
  • Attend our annual ‘Smile (Get) Together’ and get involved in various team building activities such as beach cleans and BBQ’s on the beach! We really do have such a fantastic team!

Health and Wellbeing:

  • A range of health and wellbeing support and resources to help you maintain optimal physical and mental health
  • Free uniforms/scrubs and PPE for our clinical and patient-facing colleagues, ensuring you have everything you need to provide exceptional care
  • Opportunity for half a day’s paid volunteer time such as through our partnership with Plant One and Cornwall Wildlife Trust or a charity of your own*

*Conditions apply

We’re a committed and friendly team that puts our people and patients first, giving you the opportunity to develop and progress your career in a safe, supportive environment. It’s never been a more exciting time to join us in providing a valued dental service in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We are the UK’s first dental practice to become B Corp certified. This means we care for Cornwall, our society and environment.

Application deadline – 23rd July 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible



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