Dental Nurse Apprentice



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Weekly wage £117.00
30.0 hours per week Monday to Friday Shifts TBA
duration: 18 months
start: 9 December 2019
Newton Abbot
Advanced(level 3)
Dental nurse Level 3 (A level) (apprenticeship standard)
25 November 2019 (application closing date)
An exciting opportunity to work in a successful well-established dental practice and train to become a Dental Nurse. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who would like to start their career.


Vacancy description;

  • Assist the Dentist/Hygienist in all clinical procedures providing chair- side assistance which includes maintaining impeccable standards of hygiene and cross infection control
  • Preparing instrument trays for procedures and ensuring surgery management is adhered to
  • Ensure all relevant paperwork is completed promptly and accurately and assist in managing the appointment book
  • Build trusting and caring relationships with patients, ensure their comfort and retain them as a client maintaining patient confidentiality at all times
  • Assist in manning the reception/patient lounge (as the business necessitates), providing a customer-focused and seamless patient journey according to the practice's brand standards, that assists in recruiting and retaining patients

Hours of work will be between the following hours:

  • Monday 8.45am -5.00 pm 
  • Tuesday 8.15 am-5.00 pm
  • Wednesday 8.45 am-5.00 pm
  • Thursday 8.15 am-5.00 pm
  • Lunch is 1pm-2 pm unpaid.

The wage will be reviewed as you progress through your course.

Future Prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship you can register with the GDC as a qualified Dental Nurse.

Skills Required

  • Genuine interest in working in Dental Nursing. Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Team player Willingness to participate in Vocational Training Programmes

Qualities Required

  • Caring
  • Conscientious
  • Discreet
  • Respectful
  • Personable

Qualifications Required

GCSE maths and English grades 4 or above A-D or equivalent.

Training Provided

Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing - This is the competency qualification that will be assessed in your workplace.

Apprentices will achieve a qualification that has been approved by the General Dental Council (GDC) as meeting the requirements for entry to the professional register.

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C) 9/4