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Level 3 Dental Nurse Apprentice Oakwood Dental Practice

A fantastic practice, with a friendly atmosphere, are looking to employ an Apprentice Dental Nurse. The ideal candidate must be smart, hard-working and self-motivated for this popular practice based in Leeds.

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Closing date: 14 Oct 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

    40hrs between 8.00am - 5.45pm, Monday - Friday. Some Saturdays may be required.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    20 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Apr 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include:

  • Successful candidates will provide clinical support to dentists, hygienists and patients
  • You will also assist the reception staff in any clerical duties and perform any other tasks as reasonably requested by the principal
  • Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate according to the practices health and safety and infection control procedures and manufacturers' instructions
  • Provide chairside assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available
  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients in a friendly, caring, helpful, courteous and professional manner
  • Accurately complete patient clinical records as directed and being responsible for recording patient information on the practice database
  • Handle all substances in accordance with health and safety policies
  • Complete laboratory request forms, keep records of work sent, received and fitted

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent customer service skills are also vital in providing a high standard of care to all patients
  • Computer Literate 

Personal qualities

  • A positive attitude to learning and developing new skills is a must
  • Joining this focused and professional team will require punctuality, a strong work ethic and a friendly, approachable personality
  • Energetic

Desired qualifications

  • 4 GCSE (or equivalent) grade 9 - 4 or A* - C including English and maths

Future prospects

There are a range of post registration courses available for dental nurses looking to further their education. They may include a range of higher education qualifications or other work-related education and training to support continuing profession development such as Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing, Certificate in Oral Health Education etc.

Things to consider

Successful candidates will be expected to be willing to keep up to date with inoculations such as Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis and normal childhood vaccinations.

About the employer

The dental team at Oakwood Dental are proud of our experienced and friendly team of dental professionals. We are a long established practice and offer dental care in a relaxed atmosphere. We aim to achieve high standards of dental care, by taking the time to get to know you, so that we can develop a comprehensive treatment plan that suits you and your oral health needs.


Oakwood Dental Practice



Roundhay Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City Training Services


Tom Hughes 01274 728316

  • Level 3 Dental Nurse standard
  • Functional Skills maths, English and ICT (if required)
  • Competency qualification: Apprentices will be required to produce work and build an e-portfolio of evidence through blended learning which will include practical and written knowledge assessments which are carried out in the workplace

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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