Apprentice Dental Nurse The Dental Health Centre

This is a fantastic opportunity to progress into an exciting dental career in a busy dental practice which is looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dental team.

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Closing date: 08 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday plus an occasional Saturday, 2-3 days a week Part Time is available

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    09 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is a fantastic opportunity to progress into an exciting dental career in a busy dental practice which is looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dental team.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting in the provision and delivery of dental care to patients
  • Reception duties 
  • Decontamination/sterilising in the surgery

In-house training will be given by an experienced team and the Apprenticeship qualification will be provided in the workplace.

The ideal candidate will have grade C’s GCSE or above in English and Maths (or equivalent).  They must be organised, with good communication skills, be computer literate, keen to learn, be of smart and professional appearance at all times and have a positive attitude.  

The Dental Health Centre are looking to recruit a hardworking, reliable and enthusiastic person who wants to develop a career in dental nursing. 
We are a friendly and well established practice in Witham and are looking for someone to join our growing team. 
Our ideal candidate would have a professional approach with a mature and hardworking attitude. They would provide excellent patient care and show commitment to their work. 

As a Dental Nurse your duties would include: 

  • Providing chair side assistance to the dentist 
  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients 
  • Preparing and maintaining the clinical environment 
  • Sterilisation of instruments 
  • Mixing materials 
  • Charting on the computer 
  • Complying with strict cross infection procedures 
  • Developing digital x-rays 
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials are within the surgery 
  • Carrying out some reception and administrative tasks 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate must be:

  • Reliable
  • Organised
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Keen to learn

Personal qualities

  • You must be of a smart and professional appearance at all times, wearing a clean, presentable uniform
  • Have a positive attitude

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths and English Grade C and above (or equivalent)
  • (Qualification will be checked before your application is submitted to the employer)
  • An initial assessment for Maths and English is also required

Future prospects

There are good career progression opportunities for example; Hygienist & Practice Management and many other industry professions for the right person.

Things to consider

You will be required to have a Hepatitis B injection and pass a DBS check.

About the employer

We are one of the leading dental practices in Essex, offering cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry services. At the Dental Health Centre in Witham, our highly qualified and experienced dentists specialise in creating beautiful, healthy and head-turning smiles for all of our patients. Whether you want to completely transform your appearance with a smile makeover, brighten up your smile with teeth whitening treatment, or simply maintain healthy teeth and gums for your family with regular check-ups and hygienist cleaning, we have the expertise and experience to make it happen. Our professional and fully equipped dentist practice is located in Witham, making it easily accessible from anywhere in Essex. Indeed our reputation for superb results and excellent client care means we attract patients from all over the county, including Braintree, Chelmsford, Tiptree, Colchester, and of course, Witham. We are currently accepting both NHS and private patients onto our books, and people are welcome from all over Essex. Visiting the Dental Health Centre in Witham, you can rest assured that we are completely committed to the highest standards of dentistry practice, and that our friendly and approachable staff will take every care to ensure your visit is a relaxing one.


The Dental Health Centre


4 Maldon Road



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Training provider

  • Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • Health and Safety
  • Equality and Diversity
  • First Aid at Work

Apprenticeship standard

Dental health > Dental Nurse

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Anderson Stockley Accredited Training Ltd


Nathan Richards

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Closing date: 08 Sep 2017