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, times to be confirmed.
18 months (duration)
7 March 2021(start date)
Dental nurse (apprenticeship standard)
28 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 will be assisting with all clinical aspects within the surgery and providing patients with a high level of care so you need show empathy be able to put people at ease and able to work under pressure and reliable as a team player. You will receive ongoing support, development and training to equip you with the skills and knowledge required for a successful dental nursing career.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting dental care professionals with various treatments - side chair assistants
  • Providing support to patients during treatment
  • Decontamination of dental instruments
  • Preparing and maintaining the clinical environment
  • Updating patient records using dentally software
  • Customer service; meeting and greeting clients to resolving patient enquiries
  • Ensuring that the practice health and safety policy is adhered to

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 based at our dental clinic.

Future Prospects

Long-term career at one of their practices 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

  • Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard

Which includes:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)On the job training
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