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Apprentice Dental Nurse Total Dental Care

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: 01 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Hours per week rota to be confirmed by employer.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Jun 2019

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include assisting in the provision and delivery of dental care to patients, reception duties and 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.

Total Dental Care are looking to recruit a hardworking, reliable and enthusiastic person who wants to develop a career in dental nursing. 

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 

We are a friendly and well-established practice in Leicester and are looking for someone to join our growing team. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate must be

  • Reliable
  • Organised
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • 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

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. 

Desired qualifications

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.

References may be requested from a previous employer and/or education provider.




About the employer

Total Dental Care was established 30 years ago and has provided NHS and Private Dental care throughout Leicester.

We have four branches and We aim to make Dentistry A.C.E. – ACCESSIBLE, CONVIENENT AND EASY.

We have a choice of male and female dentists providing a full range of dental services.

All our practice treatment rooms are fully networked enabling us to provide our regular NHS and Private patients with the highest level of care that is further enhanced by our caring and committed dental team.

Our practice is proud to have been a long-time member of the British Dental Association (BDA) Good Practice Scheme. The BDA Good Practice is the UK’s leading quality assurance programme for dental practices.


Total Dental Care



Aikman Avenue



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Training provider


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


Willow Suarez

  • Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3
  • Functional Skills in English and maths
  • Awarding Personal Learning and Thinking Skills in Health
  • Health and Safety
  • Equality and Diversity
  • First Aid at Work

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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