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L3 Dental Nurse Apprentice Emstrey Dental Practice

Fantastic opportunity to train as a Dental Nurse. The ideal candidate holds some experience as a dental nurse, however, it is not essential. No dental qualifications are required as full training will be provided. Working in a busy, fast-paced dental practice, you will learn and earn at the same time to become a fully qualified Dental Nurse.

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Closing date: 10 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Days and hours TBC upon employer interview.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Are you looking to pursue a new career in Dental Nursing, where you can earn a salary whilst you learn and become qualified as a Dental Nurse?

Emstrey Dental Practice in Shrewsbury, are looking for an Apprentice Dental Nurse to work towards an Advanced Dental Apprenticeship. The ideal candidate must have an interest in a career in dental nursing and general dentistry.

The role includes:

  • Working alongside the dentist, taking instructions and responding in an appropriate manner
  • The applicant is required to do all aspects of dental nursing including decontamination procedures, infection control, keep up to date with relevant logs and protocols
  • All aspects of reception duties taking payments/bookings
  • Training on in-house booking system
  • Maintaining good infection control procedures and adhering to policies and protocols of Health and Safety
  • Sterilising instruments
  • Preparing instruments and materials for various treatments
  • Ensuring cleanliness of surgery, equipment and instruments used and carrying out general housekeeping duties
  • Dictate information from dentist and recording patient information correctly
  • Arrange appointments, answering calls and inputting data on the computer
  • Assist with administration tasks and ensure records are kept up to date and to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Good communication skills and customer service awareness is needed to maintain a high level of service within the dental practice
  • Dental nurses interact daily with patients and therefore you must be able to make patients feel welcome and offer reassurance to anxious patients, endeavouring to make their experience as comfortable as possible

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Work to a high level of accuracy and show attention to detail
  • Must demonstrate good communication and organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • Trustworthy
  • Hardworking and able to work quickly and efficiently whilst maintaining a professional manner at all times
  • Friendly manner and be able to reassure others with a professional manner
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Well presented
  • Proactive approach towards learning
  • Ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently
  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance
  • Eager to learn
  • Passionate about a career in the Dental industry

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grade A-C (9-4) in maths and English or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects

Once qualified you can register as a dental nurse with the General Dental Council. Progression routes are available and you can study further in dental related qualifications at Level 4

  • Radiography
  • Oral Health Practitioner
  • Sedation

Things to consider

  • Require Hepatitis B inoculation
  • DBS - Disclosure Barring Service required
  • Very busy and fast pace
  • Customer focused role
  • Complaints handling
  • Appointment making
  • Being exposed to bodily fluids – blood, saliva etc
  • Dealing with nervous patients
  • Dealing with children
  • National Apprenticeship Minimum Wage £4.15 due to increase to £4.30 1st April 2021

About the employer

About Us

Services available:

  • General dentistry
  • Cosmetic treatments
  • New patients welcomed
  • Emergency appointments available
  • Member of Denplan
  • Full dental check-ups, to identify existing and potential issues
  • Dental x-rays where necessary, to hone in on and quantify work that might need to be done
  • Suggesting and carrying out necessary work, such as fillings, root canal treatment and denture services
  • Preventative dentistry, to avoid minor issues magnifying in future or to offer advice on prevention of future problems
  • Children’s dentistry for our young patients
  • Emergency appointments for unexpected circumstances


Emstrey Dental Practice


Mutual House

Sitka Drive, Shrewsbury Business Park



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Walsall College - Wisemore Campus


Emma Worth 01922 688638

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 functional skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

There will be 6-10 sessions that will require college attendance at our Walsall Campus or Birmingham satellite centre, during the training period.

Full-time apprentices will typically spend 15 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off the-job training. As this vacancy is not a full-time apprenticeship, the duration has been extended.

The purpose of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) is to test that an apprentice is fully capable of doing their job before they receive their apprenticeship certificate. It also helps to demonstrate that what an apprentice has learned can be applied in the real world.

The focus is now on the outcome of an apprenticeship and apprentices have to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers have identified they need.

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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