Dental Teams


There are a wide variety of roles in Dental Teams that make a big contribution to the oral health of the nation. Dental care professionals (DCPs), such as dental nurses, dental hygienists, therapists and dental technicians play an integral part in the services provided by the modern dental practice.

Members of the dental team can pursue their careers in a variety of areas: the high street dental practice, the salaried primary dental care service, dental hospitals, universities and the armed forces. Working in variety of settings gives you different options on how to further your career.

See the videos and case studies to find out more.


The roles within Dental Teams are listed below. Use the links below to explore more about each of the Dental care professional roles on the Health Careers website run by Health Education England.

Videos and case studies

Life as a Dental Nurse

Further information

General Dental Council

BDJ Jobs 

British Orthodontic Society 

Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND)

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