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Dental Nurse Apprenticeship at Bradley Shorthouse Dental Practice D Bradley

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our friendly family run dental practice for an Apprentice Dental Nurse to join our team.

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Closing date: 02 Nov 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

    Monday - 7.45am - 5.30pm. Tuesday - 8.45am - 5.30pm. Wednesday - 7.45am - 5.30pm. Thursday - 8.45am - 5.30pm. Friday - 7.45am - 3.45pm.

    Total hours per week: 38.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    25 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Key responsibilities:

  • They must ensure the dentist's comments, regarding the condition of the patient's mouth throughout the check-up, are recorded correctly
  • The surgery and any relevant materials must be prepared in time, taking care to sterilise all instruments and disinfect all working areas 
  • Dental instruments must be ready to be passed to the dentist when needed
  • Dental nurses may at times be required to assist on the reception desk of the practice where they will need to answer the telephone and welcome patients to the dental practice
  • Good communication skills and customer service awareness is needed to maintain a high level of service within the dental practice, making the patients feel welcome and comfortable. Working sometimes under pressure, dental nurses must remain professional and work quickly and efficiently
  • Being in close contact with the patients is a daily requirement for a dental nurse, therefore they must understand the patients' needs and possible anxieties about attending the dentist, endeavouring to make their experience as comfortable as possible

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Able to build relationships with both colleagues and patients
  • Able to reassure nervous patients
  • Able to handle college and practice workload
  • Organised

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking, able to work quickly and efficiently whilst maintaining a professional manner at all times, record information relayed by the dentist accurately at all times
  • Prepared to undertake all tasks in the practice such as manning the reception area, booking appointments, cleaning equipment and surgery
  • Friendly and pleasant manner
  • Calm under pressure
  • Impeccable personal presentation, no jewellery, false eye lashes or false nails/nail polish

Desired qualifications

  • Candidates must have at least GCSE (or equivalent) grade C/4 or above in both maths and English or equivalent qualification Level 2 functional skillls

Future prospects

Candidates can continue to study further and enrol on Level 4 programmes such as Radiography or Oral Health Education or work their way into Practice Management or University 

Things to consider

You will be dealing with nervous patients and possibly blood/saliva/poor oral hygiene.

A DBS check is required for the role.

Vaccinations are required for the role.

About the employer

Located within the heart of Kidderminster, we provide outstanding dental care and the very latest cosmetic dental procedures all within our friendly relaxed environment. So whether you want to improve the appearance of your smile or just wish to maintain healthy teeth and gums, you will always receive a warm welcome from the Bradley Shorthouse team.

Our on-going commitment to improving and following the highest industry standards, ensures you get the very best professional advice and treatment to suit your needs.


D Bradley



Church Street


DY10 2AW

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sandwell College


Ruth Richardson 07981142826

  • You will gain a level 3 Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing, which will enable you to register with the GDC
  • You will also receive a full in house training programme

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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