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Apprentice Dental Nurse Family Dental Care Centre

An exciting opportunity has become available for an Apprentice Dental Nurse to join a dental practice in Aspley, Nottingham. The successful applicant will join a team undergoing constant training to ensure they provide an exceptional level of care before, during and after treatment.

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Closing date: 21 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £150.00 - £300.00

  • Working week

    Full time 30-40 hours per week shift pattern will include weekend working and some evenings. Flexibility is required as shifts will change as your skills progress.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    22 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2018

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Dental Nurse Apprentice to join a friendly, well-established Dental Practice in Coventry. Working closely with a well-established team, the successful candidate will develop the basic skills to begin their career as a Dental Nurse.

The roles and responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:

  • To carry out high-quality dental nursing to assist each Dentist and Hygienist in all their dental procedures in a safe and effective manner
  • To ensure that all cross- infection procedures are carried out in all the work undertaken by the practice and to immediately report any breach of such controls or any example of bad practice
  • To assist with reception or any clerical duties as required
  • Assisting the Dentists and Hygienists with dental procedures
  • Sterilising and performing cross-infection controls after each patient
  • Setting- up and preparing the surgery before the start of each clinical session
  • Ensure that the dental surgery operates efficiently, is fully stocked and equipped, and that the operating environment for the dentist is as efficient as possible
  • Help provide a comfortable, attractive, clean and uncluttered environment for the patients
  • Maintain correct uniform and a professional manner and appearance
  • Deal competently and safely with hazardous or toxic waste or materials
  • Be flexible with hours of work in the case of a dental emergency
  • Greet patients at door and escort to and from the surgery
  • Make appointments for patients in person or by telephone for the dentist and hygienist

These are only some of the duties, others will also be given.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The successful candidate must be reliable, organised, with good communication skills, computer literate, and keen to learn
  • You must be of a smart and professional appearance at all times, wearing a clean, presentable uniform and have a positive attitude

Personal qualities

  • You will have a calm, confident and reassuring manner and the ability to relate well to people, including children and those with special needs
  • You will have a positive and flexible approach to work
  • Experience is not necessary, however we are looking for ambitious, hard-working and committed individuals

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE, or equivalent, Maths and English Grade C and above
  • You will be required to have a Hepatitis B injection and pass a DBS check

Future prospects

  • A great opportunity to secure long term employment with an employer whom has a wonderful vision and admirable values in conjunction with continuing with your professional development

Things to consider

The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.70 per hour as of 1st of April 2018. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.90 an hour for 18-20 year olds; £7.38 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £7.83 for those over 25.

About the employer

We are a long established dental practice with over 60 years of service to the local community. We provide a full range of dental treatment and preventive care for people of all ages. We carry out clinical reviews to ensure quality standards are maintained.


Family Dental Care Centre



Aspley Lane



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Training provider

Harriet Ellis Training Solution Limited

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Harriet Ellis Training Solution Limited


Beth Mulchinock 07388936648

The Dental Nurse apprenticeship offers a genuine job in a Dental Practice with an accompanying assessment and skills development programme. It will develop the skills, knowledge, and behaviors of your apprentice to operate competently in all aspects of clinical responsibilities. It will also provide them with the relevant qualification to apply for professional registration as a Dental Nurse to the General Dental Council (GDC). 

What you will study: 

  • Cross Infection
  • Anatomy
  • Radiography
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Orthodontics
  • Restoration
  • Legislation
  • First Aid
  • Health and Safety

You will complete on and off the job training whilst you are fully supported throughout, progressing to gateway and endpoint assessment.

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Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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