Dental Nurse Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Ashwell Dental Surgery (Employer)

Aspiration Training Ltd. (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £174.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, Shifts TBC.
18 months (duration)
14 February 2021(start date)
Dental nurse (apprenticeship standard)
7 February 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Ashwell Dental Surgery are looking to recruit an Apprentice Dental Nurse to join their team of qualified and experienced dentists. Located in a rural village location near to Baldock and Letchworth in North Hertfordshire, the surgery services both NHS and Private specialising in the care of the whole family.


As an apprentice Dental Nurse, you well be assisting with all clinical aspects within the surgery and providing patients with a high level of care. You will 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 skills and knowledge required for a successful dental nursing career.

You daily activities could include:

  • Assisting the dentist with providing treatments to patients
  • Patient Care
  • Setting up and cleaning surgery
  • Sterilising Instruments
  • Updating Patient Records
  • Maintaining Equipment
  • Preparing instruments and materials for various treatments
  • Adhering to practice policies and procedures

During your apprenticeship you will development the skills require to support patients and dental staff in providing safe and effective treatment from simple check-ups to advanced specialist treatments.

Future Prospects

Long-term career at one of their practice on completion of the dental nursing qualification.

Reality Check

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
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Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Good IT skills

Qualities Required

  • Willing to learn and take on new challenges
  • A quick learner who is willing to take things on board
  • Ambitious
  • Prides themselves with a common sense ‘can do approach’
  • Hard working
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have an outgoing personality as you will be interacting with patients
  • Reliable approach and have a passion to start a career as a dental nurse

Qualifications Required

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Training Provided

  • Dental Nurse Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Maths and English Functional Skills if required
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