Thurmaston Dental Practice

Dental Nursing Apprenticeship


Thurmaston Dental Practice

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Weekly wage £156.00
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, - To be discussed at interview
duration: 18 months
start: 30 September 2019
Advanced(level 3)
Dental nurse (apprenticeship standard)
20 September 2019 (application closing date)
Your work will include all aspects of dental nursing. You may also be required to carry out any other duties to assist the smooth running of the practice.


Ideal for someone who is looking for a new challenge, or school leaver, motivated and is able to be flexible with hours. You will undertake an apprenticeship to gain your Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing. Wages to be discussed at interview.

In your role, you will:

  • Develop competence across a wide range of dental chairside support procedures
  • Develop knowledge of a wide range of practical treatment procedures and the relevant support necessary to ensure effective outcomes
  • Develop competence in the manipulation and application of dental materials across a wide range of dental treatment procedures
  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge and application of a wide range of dental instruments and other relevant equipment necessary during preparation for treatment procedures
  • Learn to prepare individual treatment rooms for a wide range of dental procedures
  • Develop and demonstrate competence in decontamination and sterilisation of medical and dental devices within clinical and non-clinical environments, ensuring appropriate records are completed
  • Be responsible as part of the clinical team for the care of the patient from arrival to completion of treatment
  • Under supervision carry out the following: reception duties, answering telephone, receiving mail, meeting and greeting of patients and/or carers, managing department diaries and day books, sending appointments by mail, maintenance of monthly recall systems, filing and pulling of patient records, maintenance and upkeep of all patient records and correspondence
  • Participate in audit procedures under the direction of appropriate clinicians

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. Successful candidates will be expected to be willing to keep up-to-date with inoculations such as Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis and normal childhood vaccinations.

Skills Required

  • Must be reliable and want to stay at the practice and see their apprenticeship through to completion
  • Must be a sensible, committed person

Qualities Required

  • Ambitious
  • Hard working
  • Have a 'can do approach'
  • Motivated
  • Team player
  • Willing to learn and take on new challenges
  • A quick learner who is willing to take things on board

Qualifications Required

GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths, grades A*-C/9-4.

Training Provided

  • Level 3 Dental Nurse standard
  • Functional Skills English and Maths (if required)