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Posted by: The Probe 20th May 2022
What is ‘wellbeing’? According to the Oxford English Dictionary, wellbeing is defined as “the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy”.
Wellbeing is commonly split into several categories, the most common being: mental, emotional, environmental, physical, economic and social. Wellbeing can be affected by many factors, and it’s vital that it’s prioritised for a healthy and happy life. In a professional setting, the wellbeing of the team can influence an individual’s motivation and ability to perform in their role.
Within dentistry, dental nurses are the cornerstones of the dental practice. With their support, dentists can work more proficiently. Similarly, patients can feel more at ease during their visit with a friendly dental nurse to guide them, give them advice and allay any fears they may have.
However, a career in dentistry is often fast-paced and can be stressful. Caring for peers and patients is what makes dental nurses such a critical part of the team, but if their wellbeing is not nurtured and prioritised, some dental nurses may struggle to feel motivated and perform at their best.
Wellbeing at work
Team wellbeing in the dental practice is vastly fundamental to the wellbeing of the patients. One study[i] found that staff burnout and poor wellbeing could play an important role in patient safety. Therefore, dental providers must provide a professional environment that fosters staff wellbeing.
Team morale is another facet of wellbeing that should be prioritised and strengthened, for the benefit of the individual professional and their patients. It has been noted[ii] that by encouraging autonomy and placing value on each member of staff, an ethos of psychological wellbeing will be formed, as well as a dynamic of trust.
Poor leadership is commonly cited as one of the main reasons for low staff morale, in addition to poor interpersonal connections between the team and the leaders and inflexible working conditions.ii
That’s why, here at Colosseum Dental UK, we offer our dental nurses a range of benefits, so they can do what they do best with our support and appreciation.
Why is Colosseum Dental UK different?
We are passionate about providing our dedicated dental nurses with premium benefits to not only make their work life more balanced, but to reward them for their continuous hard work. What does a career with Colosseum Dental UK look like?
First and foremost, we provide excellent clinical facilities, as well as a positive and proactive working environment. We believe that feeling proud about coming to work really makes a difference, that’s why we’ve invested time and money into refurbishing our clinics. By modernising the facilities, our dental nurses are able to work with state-of-the-art equipment, helping to deliver care that’s even more exceptional to our patients.
Plus, by working alongside likeminded peers and with management who prioritise growth, every individual can flourish and work efficiently within the team.
Not only that…
With opportunities to progress, every dental nurse is supported regardless of the path they wish to take. From delving into a new specialism, or becoming part of the management team, all the required support is readily available. Other benefits of becoming part of Colosseum Dental UK include secure hours with flexible working options, so our dental nurses can establish the perfect work life balance for them.
We also recognise that time to unwind and enjoy life is vital to uphold the wellbeing of our practice teams. So, we offer additional benefits, including:
- Discounted gym membership
- Holiday purchase scheme
- Birthday day off
- Cycle to work scheme
Enjoy your life, enjoy your work
A career in dentistry is full-on, but it’s incredibly fulfilling nonetheless. That’s why the team at Colosseum Dental UK is passionate about providing a working environment that uplifts, empowers and encourages our dental nurses… because we care more.
To discover more about a career with Colosseum Dental UK, get in touch with us, or visit the website today!
For more information, please visit https://www.colosseumdental.co.uk/careers/job-opportunities/dental-nurses
[i] Hall, L.H., Johnson, J., Watt, I., Tsipa, A. and O’Connor, D.B. (2016). Healthcare Staff Wellbeing, Burnout, and Patient Safety: A Systematic Review. PLOS ONE, [online] Available at: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0159015 [Accessed 2 Mar. 2022].
[ii] Hayer, N. and Wassif, H.S. (2019). A lonely business: reflections on the wellbeing and morale of dental teams. British Dental Journal, [online] Available at: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41415-019-0205-y [Accessed 2 Mar. 2022].
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