Dore Dental Care

Apprentice Dental Nurse - Advanced (Level 3)

Dore Dental Care (Employer)

Sheffield College, the (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £124.50
30.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.
18 months (duration)
21 December 2020(start date)
Dental nurse (apprenticeship standard)
11 December 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Dental Nurse to grow and develop within our team. We are a busy two chair dental practice, with a supportive and dedicated team. We would love you to join us. You should naturally be both confident and di


This role involves meeting and greeting people, providing chair side support to the dentist and general patient record administration.

Reporting to the Practice Manager.

Duties will include:

  • Greeting patients
  • Chair side assistance to the dentist during restorative and surgical procedures
  • Recording patient's clinical notes on the computer/paper
  • Clean and prepare surgery between patients
  • You will assist with reception when necessary and routine clerical tasks including handling payments, booking appointments and answering the phone
  • Decontamination of instruments to the highest standard
  • Work closely with the practice manger, dentists, nurses and other team members

Attend Sheffield College - City Campus within the duration of the apprenticeship to study dental anatomy, oral diseases, medical emergencies, dental radiography and sterilisation. You will learn about oral health promotion and preventative dentistry techniques. Some units will focus on patient care and management and you will cover legal and ethical issues

Future Prospects

This role involves meeting and greeting people, providing chair side support to the dentist and general patient record administration.

Reality Check

Candidates should ensure they are aware of the location of our practice in the village of Dore, 27 Causeway Head Road, Sheffield, S17 3DR.

Candidate must be able to travel to work on time due to the vacancy being based in a rural location with limited public transport.

Skills Required

  • IT skills
  • Administration skills
  • Communication skills
  • Literate and numerate
  • Organisational skills

Qualities Required

  • High level of professional presentation
  • Confident and caring manner with patients and colleagues
  • Personable
  • Team player
  • Strong work ethnic
  • Punctuality
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Positive attitude
  • Can adapt to changing situations

Qualifications Required

5 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including English Language, maths and double science.

Training Provided

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • End Point Assessment
  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

1 day per week devoted to virtual learning with the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital with any class attendance on site at CCDH required given adequate notice.


  • Interview, coursework and examinations

Upon completion, the apprentice must register with the General Dental Council as a qualified dental nurse.

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