Apprentice Dental Nurse Aycliffe Dentistry Tonbridge

Working under supervision, assisting the dentist and ensuring that agreed quality standards of Dental Nursing are achieved.

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Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.15 - 5.30 Saturday on a rota 8.45 -1

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Prepare surgery and instruments for dental procedures.
  • Ensure that surgery is setup prior to the start of each session.
  • Carry out rigorous infection control procedures within the surgery. E.g. cleaning all instruments; sterilization; disposal of clinical waste.
  • Work in the decontamination room and follow all infection control procedures.
  • Keep surgery neat and tidy at all times.
  • Support the dentist at chairside during dental procedures.
  • Support patients during visits for dental treatment.
  • Assist in the care of a patient during a medical/dental emergency should this be necessary.
  • Process and mount radiographs.
  • Maintain and control dental stock, equipment, and materials.
  • Record cards, lab dockets etc. to be written up correctly and returned to reception.
  • Promote patient oral health by health education under the direction of the dentist.
  • Undertake reception duties, clerical, administrative procedures as and when required.
  • To be flexible in your duties to ensure the smooth running of the practice.
  • You may be required to carry out any other duties considered to be within your skill and competence to assist with the smooth running of the practice and facilitate the treatment of patients, when it is considered necessary or appropriate by management.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Computer literate

Personal qualities

  • A calm, confident and reassuring manner
  • The ability to relate well to people, including children and those with special needs
  • Organisational skills
  • Good timekeeping

Qualifications required

It will help if you have a good general standard of education, such as GCSEs (A* to C) or equivalent, including English, and maths or science

Future prospects

To become a qualified Dental Nurse and further qualifications

Things to consider

Excellent public transport links, no parking at the practice available. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Aycliffe Dentistry is a group of dental centres in Kent. It has grown from Aycliffe Dental Practice in Paddock Wood, which was established in 1958. We aim to provide high quality dental care to the communities we serve. There are now Practices in: Paddock Wood Whitstable Tonbridge Swalecliffe


Aycliffe Dentistry Tonbridge



Quarry Hill Road



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Training provider

Alongside the full Dental Nursing Apprenticeship framework you will also receive valuable on the job training from your work colleagues/mentor.

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Dental Nursing

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by West Kent and Ashford College


Andrea Mills 01732 372695

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Closing date: 13 Oct 2017