Wessex House Dental Practice

Dental Nursing Apprenticeship


Wessex House Dental Practice

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £161.00
37.0 hours per week Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm, Tuesday 9.00am - 7.00pm
duration: 18 months
start: 24 February 2020
Advanced(level 3)
Dental nurse Level 3 (A level) (apprenticeship standard)
21 February 2020 (application closing date)
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 must to be able to cope well under pressure and have the ability to be able to put people at ease.


You will receive ongoing support, development and training that will equip you with the skills and knowledge required for a successful dental nursing career.

Your duties will include the following:

  • Sterilising instruments
  • Updating patient records
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Preparing instruments and materials for various treatments
  • Being responsible for infection control in the dental surgery GCSEs at grades A-C/8-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English

Throughout your Apprenticeship you will develop the required skills to support patients and dental staff in providing safe and effective treatments, from simple check-ups to advanced specialist treatments.

There is something else to smile about; upon successful completion of this apprenticeship you will have gained a City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing that is recognised by the General Dental Council, along with Level 2 Functional skills in maths and English

Successful candidates will be expected to have full health screening and be willing to have a Hepatitis B vaccination. This post is subject to a clear DBS check.

Future Prospects

Possibility to become a full-time employee upon completion of the 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 and a DBS check.

Skills Required

  • Hard working
  • Polite
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to cope well under pressure

Qualities Required

  • Have a 'can do' approach
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have an outgoing personality as you will be interacting with patients

Qualifications Required

GCSEs at grades A-C/8-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Training Provided

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing that is recognised by the General Dental Council
  • Level 2 functional Skills in maths and English (if applicable)
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