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Apprentice Dental Nurse Banbury Dental Surgery

This is a fantastic opportunity to progress into an exciting dental career in a busy dental practice which is looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dental team. You will work towards a Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard.

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Closing date: 06 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    Practice opening hours: Monday 9am–1pm 2–6pm Tuesday 9am–1pm 2–6pm Wednesday 9am–1pm 2–5pm Thursday 9am–1pm 2–5pm Friday 9am–1pm 2–5pm Saturday Closed Sunday Closed

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As dental nurse your duties would include:

Providing chairside assistance to the dentist 
Ensure the care and welfare of patients 
Preparing and maintaining the clinical environment 
Sterilisation of instruments 
Mixing materials 
Charting on the computer 
Complying with strict cross infection procedures 
Developing digital x-rays 
Ensure adequate stocks of materials are within the surgery 
Carrying out some reception and administrative tasks 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

- Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3
- Functional Skills in English and maths, if required
- Health and Safety
- Equality and Diversity
- First Aid at Work

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are good career progression opportunities for example:

- Hygienist

- Practice Management 

- Head Dental Nurse 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Logical, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

You will be required to have a Hepatitis B injection and pass a DBS check. References may be requested from either previous employer or education provider.

About the employer

Whatever the level of treatment, whether wanting a new smile or simply caring for your existing smile, you will receive the best in care and treatment possible. We make a commitment to invest in ourselves through continuing professional development but also our practice using the latest materials and techniques to achieve the high quality dentistry you deserve. We take great pride in offering the greatest standards of treatment to our patients to a high standard.


Banbury Dental Surgery


Hanwell Fields Mews Rotary Way Banbury Oxfordshire OX16 1AP

OX16 1AP

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Training provider



Henry Smith

01604 871340

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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