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Oral and Maxillofacial, Orthodontic and Restorative Dentistry

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Nursing team


Angela Cake

Deputy Sister

Akosua Adu-Nyamekye

Senior Dental Nurses

  • Joyce Krah
  • Tracy Willis

Registered Dental Nurses

  • Kamala Gurung
  • Sharmila Gurung
  • Karen Hayward
  • Kelly Pointer-Stone
  • Jen Silver
  • Candy Meek

Nursing Assistants

  • Alison Prescott
  • Marie Younge

Nurses' roles

Senior Nurse's role

  • Managing the nursing staff.
  • Co-ordinating the clinics.
  • Ensuring the correct skill mix in the department for the treatment that is undertaken.
  • Responsibility for part of the budget within the department.
  • Helping the junior doctors on their induction to the department and with clinical duties.

Regular meetings are held with nursing staff and the clinical director for the department. Our senior nurse is also the lead for dental health education.

Registered Nurses' role

In this department registered dental nurses and registered general nurses work together, although there are responsibilities specific to each professional group.

Main responsibilities

  • Care of the clients attending, especially those that are unwell or have serious injuries.
  • Managing the outpatient service and client care.
  • Co-ordinating clinics and assisting surgeons in new patient and treatment clinics.
  • Running nurse-led clinics for post-operative patients.
  • Health and safety and risk assessments.
  • Performing simple and complex dressings, usually for patients who have undergone surgery.
  • Removal of sutures.

Registered Dental Nurses' role

The department at the John Radcliffe Hospital has ten dental nurses. Their main role is assisting the orthodontists and surgeons, preparing any materials which may be required.

Their training consists of a part-time course at college for one year with a national examination to be sat at the end of the course.

Our team includes some dental nurses trained in taking dental X-rays and a sedation-trained nurse.