Oakley Dental

Apprentice Dental Nurse


Oakley Dental

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £120.90
31.0 hours per week Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5.15pm with 1 hour for lunch
duration: 18 months
start: 16 March 2020
Advanced(level 3)
Dental nurse Level 3 (A level) (apprenticeship standard)
6 March 2020 (application closing date)
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic person to train as a dental nurse in a busy private dental practice based in the Bury area. The Apprentice will play an important team role in the day to day planning, organisation and smooth running of the practice, and to ensure all the practices objectives are met.


You will be completing a wide range of duties involved with assisting the Dentist/Hygienist in the care of patients.

This will include:

  • Chairside assistance - passing instruments to the Dentist/Hygienist
  • Sterilising instruments
  • Preparing instruments and materials
  • Updating patient records as instructed by the Dentist
  • Set up and prepare the surgery
  • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness and infection control
  • Keeping patient information confidential
  • Follow all workplace policies and procedures
  • Perform a receptionist service to customers, book appointments and welcome customers

Future Prospects

This vacancy is for an Apprenticeship with the opportunity for progression onto a permanent contract once successfully completing the Apprenticeship.

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • Be punctual and flexible
  • Have the ability to use your own initiative

Qualities Required

  • Friendly
  • Personable
  • Hardworking
  • Reliable
  • Eager to learn
  • Positive attitude
  • Genuine interest in this type of role
  • Must be a team player

Qualifications Required

  • Preferable if you have GCSE grade 4-9 (A*- C) in maths and English (or the equivalent) but not essential

Training Provided

  • Dental Nursing Level 3 Standard plus Functional Skills if required
  • This is a work based qualification with college attendance every Wednesday, 3.00pm - 6.30pm, term time only
  • Some college attendance may also be required for Functional Skills
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