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Dental Nurse at Penda Health

Dental Nurse at Penda Health.

Dental Nurse at Penda Health

Jobs in Healthcare / Medical, Jobs at Penda Health

Penda Health is an award-winning startup company that is transforming healthcare in East Africa by building a chain of outpatient health clinics that offer evidence-based medical care and unparalleled member experience at surprisingly affordable rates.

Role Summary:

This role involves supporting dentists & COHOs in providing patient care, managing dental records, sterilising instruments, and ensuring a clean clinical environment. The dental nurse will be pivotal in enhancing patient experiences and outcomes at Penda Health.


  • Assist dentists during a variety of treatment procedures, ensuring patient comfort.
  • Set up and sterilise dental instruments and equipment before each use.
  • Provide patients with aftercare instructions following dental procedures.
  • Manage patient records, including updates and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Take and process dental X-rays and other diagnostic tests as required.
  • Ensure all dental work areas and instruments are cleaned and sterilized according to health and safety protocols.
  • Ensure strict compliance with infection control protocols and use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Stock and manage dental supplies, placing orders when necessary to ensure availability.
  • Assist with front office tasks as needed, such as scheduling appointments and managing patient queries.
  • Promote dental health by educating patients on oral hygiene strategies.
  • Participate in team meetings and training sessions to stay updated on the latest dental practices and Penda Health protocols.
  • Contribute to quality improvement initiatives by actively participating in clinical audits and implementing best practices.
  • Adhere to all ethical and legal standards of the medical profession, maintaining patient confidentiality and privacy at all times.
  • Comply with all healthcare regulations, guidelines, and policies, ensuring patient safety and quality of care.

Key requirements and attributes 

  • Trained dental nurse
  • A minimum of 6 months experience in a dental clinic/post internship
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with patients and medical centre team members.
  • Compassionate and patient-centred approach to care.
  • Strong organisational and time-management abilities.
  • Proactive in learning and adopting new techniques and technologies in dental care.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and support initiatives to grow patient numbers.
  • Strong commitment to patient safety, confidentiality, and ethical conduct.

Method of Application

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