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Apprentice Dental Nurse Greencroft Lodge Dental Practice

Assisting Dentist/Hygienist, Reception duties.

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Closing date: 27 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


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    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8:45am - 5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Jun 2019

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To assist the dentist in surgery. Decontamination of surgery and instruments. Reception duties, filing and answering phones.

  • To provide chairside assistance ensuring the correct equipment is available
  • Keep clinical area and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile according to the practices health and safety infection control procedures and manufacturers instructions
  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients, accurately complete patient clinical records as directed
  • Handle all substances in accordance with health and safety rules and guidance
  • Develop and file radiographs and change radiographic solutions as directed
  • Complete lab request forms, keep records of work sent, received and fitted
  • Ensure adequate stock of materials and other items within the surgery
  • Other duties as necessary for the efficient operation of the practice

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good time keeping
  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Hardworking

Personal qualities

  • Easy to get along with
  • Outgoing personality
  • Talkative
  • People skills

Desired qualifications

English, maths and computer skills.

Future prospects

Potential of full time employment upon completion of this apprenticeship.

About the employer

For over 50 years there has been a well respected dental practice at Greencroft Lodge. As well as excellent general dental care, we are dedicated to delivering a comprehensive range of high-quality services, including routine care for the optimum oral health and cosmetic treatments for smile enhancing results. As well as delivering consistently high standards of care, we provide a preventive approach to dentistry and the maintenance of exemplary safety standards. Working methods are regularly reviewed and all dental staff is committed to continuing their professional education.

The practice is reassuringly patient-focused, taking into account your wishes and listening to your concerns, as well as always fully explaining your options and openly detailing costs.

We are extremely proud to have become a Foundation Training practice. As part of the Northern Deanery, we keep up to date with the latest teachings and techniques, helping us to provide the best level of care possible to our patients.


Greencroft Lodge Dental Practice


Strathmore Road

Rowlands Gill

NE39 1HX

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by New College Durham

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Functional Skills in English and maths (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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