Hoddesdon Dental Surgery Ltd

Dental Nurse Apprentice


Hoddesdon Dental Surgery Ltd

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Weekly wage £157.00
36.0 hours per week Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.30pm, Friday 9.00am - 1.30pm
duration: 18 months
start: 9 December 2019
Advanced(level 3)
Dental nurse Level 3 (A level) (apprenticeship standard)
6 December 2019 (application closing date)
Hoddesdon Dental Surgery is a 4 surgery mixed NHS/private practice established for more than 60 years. The practice was modernised about 10 years ago. All surgeries are air-conditioned, and we have ample car parking spaces for staff and patients.


The successful candidate will primarily have on the job training as a dental nurse but will also be trained for reception duties. The key responsibilities will be in assisting the dentist as well as the entire team. Being able to work as part of a team is essential.  Candidates must be fluent in English. The team comprises of 4 part-time dentists, 2 hygienists, 4 trained dental nurses/receptionists and 1 trainee nurse. 

As an Apprentice Dental Nurse you will be assisting with all clinical aspects within the surgery and providing patients with a high level of care so you need to be unflappable under pressure and able to put people at ease. You will receive ongoing support, development and training to equip you with the skills and knowledge required for a successful dental nursing career.

Your daily activities could include:

  • Sterilising instruments
  • Updating patient records
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Preparing instruments and materials for various treatments
  • Being responsible for infection control in the dental surgery

During your Apprenticeship you’ll develop the skills required to support patients and dental staff in providing safe and effective treatment from simple check-ups to advanced specialist treatments.

Future Prospects

Possibility to become a full time employee on completion of apprenticeship.

Reality Check

We advise candidates to check the location of the setting before applying. For Dental Nursing, it is a requirement to have a Hepatitis B injection.

Skills Required

Hardworking individual with a desire to become a qualified dental nurse.

Qualities Required

  • Ambitious
  • Hard-working
  • Have a 'can do approach'
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have an outgoing personality as you will be interacting with patients
  • Willing to learn and take on new challenges
  • A quick learner who is willing to take things on board

Qualifications Required

Maths and English GCSE A*-C/9-4 or equivalent.

Training Provided

  • Level 3 qualification in Dental Nursing
  • Maths and English Functional Skills if required
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