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Advanced Apprenticeship Standard in Dental Nursing Good Dentist

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dentist. Duties will include assisting in the provision and delivery of dental care to patients, reception duties and decontamination/sterilising in the surgery.

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Closing date: 28 Jan 2022

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 - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities will include:

  • Seek to provide optimum dental care
  • 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 case of a dental emergency
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of equipment
  • Process and file x-rays
  • Ensure cross infection control is maintained
  • Check and change x-ray processing machines
  • Monitor autoclaves daily using test strips
  • Clean suction tubes and check drain
  • Check day notes
  • Write up day notes if necessary
  • Greet patients at the door and escort to and from the surgery
  • Make appointments for patients in person or on the telephone for the dentist and hygienist
  • Be able to communicate comfortably and effectively with patients about money and accept/record payments for treatment in the appropriate manner

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • IT skills

Personal qualities

  • Calm, confident, and reassuring manner
  • Ability to relate well to people, including children and those with special needs
  • Positive and flexible approach to work
  • Experience is not necessary, however we are looking for ambitious, hard-working, and committed individuals
  • Committed to this being a long-term career aspiration
  • Reliable
  • Organised
  • 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

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

Could progress to a qualified Dental Nurse or Hygienist training upon completion.

Things to consider

Hepatitis B vaccinations will be essential.

You will be required undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Applications will only be accepted through the National Apprenticeship Website:

Please do not contact the employer directly.

If your application is successful, you will be contacted by The Oldham College (normally via email) to invite you to attend a pre-interview and initial assessment.

About the employer

The Good Dentist are looking for someone passionate about building a career as a Dental Nurse.  They are a well-established practice, providing an NHS and private dental service to both adults and young people.


Good Dentist



Hollins Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Oldham College


Andrea Kearns 0161 785 4072

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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