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Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Village Dental Practice

This Kinver Dental Practice are looking to recruit a Dental Nurse Apprentice. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join the team.

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Closing date: 27 May 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, 08:30 - 17:30. (One hour for lunch each day)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    31 May 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Preparing and maintaining the dental environment, including instruments, equipment, and materials
  • Carrying out infection control and decontamination procedures
  • Recording dental charting
  • Preparing, mixing, and handling dental materials
  • Providing chairside support to patients and the dentist

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • We expect a friendly, responsible, and positive attitude towards the role, the patients, and the dental team
  • A Dental Nurse must be well presented and show a willingness to study and learn
  • A team player with good written and verbal communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Helpful
  • Reliable
  • Hardworking

Desired qualifications

GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 qualifications in English and maths are desired but not essential.

Future prospects

Once qualified as a Dental Nurse and registered with the General Dental Council there are a range of opportunities for knowledge and duties to be extended in the following fields:

  • Dental Radiography
  • Oral Health Education
  • Orthodontic Dental Nursing
  • Sedation Dental Nursing
  • Special Care Dental Nursing
  • Taking Dental Impressions
  • Topical Fluoride Application
  • There are also university opportunities in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Things to consider

  • A DBS (criminal record) check is required
  • Immunisations are required
  • A Dental Nurse must maintain a high level of personal hygiene. This includes wearing a clean uniform everyday in the clinical environment and closed toed - flat heeled shoes
  • The uniform and work shoes are not to be worn outside of the clinical environment
  • Any jewellery worn must comply with health and safety and professional requirements and is usually limited to one pair of stud earrings and a wedding band
  • Fingernails must be clean, cut short, and free of nail polish and false nails. Hair must be kept clean and tied back
  • Make-up must be kept to a minimum and false eyelashes are not to be worn

About the employer

Village Dental Practice is a popular family orientated practice in the heart of Kinver, Stourbridge, where they have been serving generations over the years. Established over 30 years ago, Village Dental Practice provides both NHS and Private dentistry and gives the necessary support to patients to ensure they have a healthy mouth. Village Dental Practice is committed to providing the highest standard of care to their patients. Part of fulfilling this commitment is ensuring that they work in partnership with the patients, which helps them to understand and meet their specific needs.


Village Dental Practice



High Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sandwell College


Jayne Acquaye 0121 667 5018

Dental Nurse Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Lessons are delivered in the workplace or online by Sandwell College
  • You will be trained in the City and Guilds Level 3 Dental Nurse Diploma
  • Completion of this qualification will enable the candidate to apply to join the General Dental Council Register as a qualified Dental Nurse
  • The Dental Practice will also provide the full-time in-house practical training required

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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