Apprentice Dental Nurse Mottingham Dental Practice Ltd

Apprentice Dental Nurse needed to join existing team and helping with keeping surgery clean and assisting the dentist with all chair side procedures.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £141.75 - £246.75

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £5.60 an hour for 18 - 20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship(usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Hours Between Monday 9-6 Tuesday 9-7 Wednesday 8.30 -6 Thursday 8.30 -6 Friday 9 - 5 Saturday - 9-1

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Passing instruments to the dentist, therapist or hygienist
  • Removing water and saliva from the patient’s mouth during treatment
  • Preparing materials, for example, to make fillings
  • Making sure that the patient is relaxed and comfortable at all times
  • Tidying and preparing the dental surgery
  • Sterilising instruments
  • Keeping areas in the surgery sterile
  • Helping the dentist record information about each patient
  • Carrying out stock control
  • Reception cover when needed

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • IT literate 
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Friendly 
  • Polite 
  • Trustworthy

Qualifications required

GCSE A*-C in Maths and English or equivalent qualification required, however lower grades will be considered.

Future prospects

Full time employment with good rates and scope for more training

Things to consider

Average 35(paid) hours per week including one day at the nursing college. the exact shifts and hourly rate will be discussed at interview stage.

About the employer

Your health affects every aspect of your life and at Mottingham Dental Practise, we are committed to helping you achieve the highest quality of life possible. We deliver a range of services with options to meet your individual needs.


Mottingham Dental Practice Ltd



William Barefoot Drive



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Training provider

All underpinning knowledge towards the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 and functional skills (where applicable), including the Diploma in Dental Nursing

Apprenticeship standard

Dental health > Dental Nurse

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Tempdent


Daniel Swann

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017