Smile Care London Ltd

Dental Nurse Level 3 Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Smile Care London Ltd (Employer)

Harrow and Uxbridge College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £193.50
45.0 hours per week Monday to Friday - 08:00 - 17:30. Shifts TBC.
24 months (duration)
6 October 2021(start date)
Dental nurse (integrated) (apprenticeship standard)
24 September 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to train for a career as a Dental Nurse. Apprentices will be employed by a CQC registered Dental Practice who will support their learning on the job as well as gain an industry-recognized qualification.


Clinical duties:

  • Set-up and prepare the surgery for the type of patient and treatment planned before the start of each session
  • Clean and sterilise all instruments/equipment and working surfaces to the required standards at the end of each session
  • Prepare the necessary materials and instruments
  • Ensure safe disposal of sharps and clinical waste
  • Process, dental radiographs and assist in the correct procedure for dental radiography either via the computer or processing unit
  • Maintain and clean radiograph processing unit
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with all members of the dental team
  • Escort patients from the waiting room to the surgery, confirming the medical history is up-to-date and warning the dentist of any problems that he/she has noted
  • Monitor and maintain stocks within dental surgery as necessary, informing the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist and liaising with them over necessary orders and warning of any shortages of materials in the stock cupboard
  • Perform chaperoning duties for dentists when treating patients
  • Follow all practice policies and procedures
  • Obey all dental ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality
  • Report equipment failures or breakages to the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist
  • Continually interpret the needs of patients and dentists and deal with them promptly and efficiently

Administrative duties:

  • To meet and greet clients in a friendly and efficient manner
  • To update patient medical forms
  • To ensure the correct NHS forms have been signed
  • To ensure the correct Private forms have been signed and updated
  • To book appointments on the computer or appointment book for clients either face to face to by telephone
  • To work and learn skills of a dental receptionist
  • To liaise with the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist on all matters concerning administration, pay and service conditions
  • To take reasonable care for her/his own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by her/his acts or omissions at work
  • Assist the dentist in the completion of patient records
  • Ensure that all necessary laboratory work is returned and ready for each session
  • Assist in all clerical and administrative duties as required by the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist 
  • Identify your training and development needs and undertake appropriate training as required and agreed with the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist
  • Perform any other tasks that are reasonably requested by the Principal Dentist
  • To positively promote services available at the clinic in order to improve sales

Future Prospects

  • Once qualified the individual will be able to register with the General Dental Council and join the Association of British Dental Nurses. This allows individuals to work legally in this sector and opens up other pathways for future progression e.g. Senior Dental Nurse, Hygienist, Therapist, Practice Manager

Reality Check

  • You will be required to work on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8.00am until 5.30pm All apprentices are required to attend college every Wednesdays Term Time and their college hours must be paid for in total 6 hours will be spent at college. Candidates must attend work if not required at college. Wk1 – lessons at Hayes Campus Wk2 – Live remote lessons from home W3 – Directed self-study from home
  • The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

Skills Required


Good organisational skills

  • Good time keeping
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Experience of ICT packages
  • Must have a good standard of spoken and written English

Qualities Required

  • Well presented and polite with a  courteous manner
  • You should be committed to this being a long term career aspiration

Qualifications Required

  • HCUC will only consider those applicants that have already achieved GCSE at Grade 9-4/A*-C including maths and English or the equivalent

Training Provided

  • Dental nurse (integrated) level 3 apprenticeship standard

Our Account Manager, industry-trained assessor and Learning Advocate support apprentices to deliver our high-quality training programmes.

The apprentice will be required to complete:

  • Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours
  • Standard and End Point Assessment

Other training will be provided by the employer as required to enable the fulfilment of the job role.

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