Why Dental Nurses should be involved in the interview process

09 Nov 06:00 by Richard

Survey – 2,000+ took part

Firstly, we would like to thank all of those who took part in our “Dental practice interview” survey that we conducted last week. The purpose of the survey was to see how we can improve the interview process for dental practices.  We were amazed by the response we had with over 2,000 people taking part in the survey.

Undoubtedly the main conclusion of the survey was:

Involve the whole dental team in the interview process.

Over 87% of you thought that dental nurses should be involved in the interview process when interviewing candidates. Here at DRN we strongly recommend that practices involve the whole team when interviewing prospective applicants.

Attention to detail

If you are recruiting for a dental nurse position, your current nurse will pick up on some finer details that you might otherwise miss. More often than not, PM’s and Principals tend to focus on the bigger logistical issues like salary, hours, start date etc…


Involving your existing staff in the interview process  makes them feel part of the team and that can be a very strong motivational tool.

Ultimately, the final decision will fall with the PM or Principal, but by involving the whole dental team you will have a broader picture to make a better informed choice.


Finally, big congratulations to Anne Smith, the winner of this Survey. Well done Anne, your 2014 GDC registration fee with all expenses will be paid by DRN!