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Apprentice Dental Nurse Total Dental

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: 01 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

    Monday 9am - 12:30pm 14:00 - 17:30pm Tuesday 9am - 12:30pm 14:00 - 17:30pm Wednesday 9am - 12:30pm - 14:00 - 17:30pm Thursday 9am - 12:30pm - 14:00 - 17:30pm Friday 9am - 12:30pm - 14:00 - 17:30pm Saturday Closed Sunday Closed

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Jul 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:

•ASA Training Ltd offer a flexible delivery of training which enables individuals to be able to learn at a convenient time to them. 

•Every learner will have access to online resources such as revision tools for the units in their specific qualification and practice exam questions for the learners to work through towards any exams. 

•ASAT Ltd believe the best way to deliver qualifications is through face-to-face learning, including a range of 1-2-1 assessment, revision and observation visits. 

Enrolements all year round

Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3
Functional Skills in English and maths, if required
20% off the job training


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are good career progression opportunities for example:

- Hygienist

- Head Dental Nurse 

- Practice Management 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Non judgemental, 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

At Total Dentalcare we offer a wide range of general, cosmetic and specialist treatments to ensure the dental health of our patients, whatever their needs. Offering both private and NHS services (please note that Total Dentalcare Peterborough offers private treatment only), our priority is to offer the highest standards of patient care. Using the most modern techniques and dental equipment, we work with our patients to offer the best dental solutions for them – whether routine check-ups, more complex restorative treatments or creating a beautiful new smile. And, as each of our surgeries/practices is situated in the town centre, we are always conveniently located and easy to find – bringing local dental excellence into the heart of the community.


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Training provider




01604 871340

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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