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Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Dental Surgery

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

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Closing date: 10 Jun 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: 08.30 to 18.30. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 08.30 to 17.30. Friday: 08.30 to 17.00. One hour for lunch every day.

    Total hours per week: 40.50

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role of a Dental Nurse Apprentice encompasses:

  • 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

  • A team player with good written and verbal communication skills

Personal qualities

  • 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 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

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 or equivalent qualifications in English and maths are desired

Future prospects

There are a wide range of opportunities available to enable registered dental nurses to extend their clinical duties and develop their knowledge and skills within particular areas of interest, for example:

  • Dental radiography
  • Oral health education
  • Sedation dental nursing
  • Orthodontic dental nursing
  • Special care dental nursing
  • Oral surgery dental nursing
  • Taking dental impressions
  • The application of topical fluoride

Dental nurses may also progress onto university to become a dental hygienist/therapist.  

Things to consider

To work in a clinical setting, you must undertake immunisations for Hepatitis B, pass a fit test for a FPP3 mask and have a clear DBS check. 

  • Work uniform must not be worn entering or leaving the Practice
  • Footwear should be of a nature that protects the apprentice, flat closed toe shoes (not fabric)
  • Work tunics/scrubs should be presentable and clean every day

About the employer

North Street Dental based in Dudley, West Midlands, has an established reputation across the Midlands for quality, permanence and building trust in its one-stop approach to treatments.


Dental Surgery



North Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sandwell College


Jayne Acquaye 0121 667 5018

  • 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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