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Apprentice Dental Nurse Dental Perfection

Apprentice Dental Nurse – to grow and develop into a supporting member of the team. To assist, chair side with the General Dentists and Hygiene Therapists, and to develop your skill set further to assist with the Dental Specialists.

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    Wage to be confirmed at interview as dependant on age and experience

    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 8.30 – 7.30 Tuesday 8.30 – 7.30 Wednesday 8.30 – 5.30 Thursday 8.30 – 5.30 Friday 8.30 – 2.30

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    26 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To work along side the team and provide the best possible care for our NHS and Private patients and supporting patients with their treatments.

  • Develop competence across a wide range of dental chairside support procedures.
  • Develop knowledge of a wide range of practical treatment procedures and the relevant support necessary to ensure effective outcomes.
  • Develop competence in the manipulation and application of dental materials across a wide range of dental treatment procedures.
  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge and application of a wide range of dental instruments and other relevant equipment necessary during preparation for treatment procedures.
  • Learn to prepare individual treatment rooms for a wide range of dental procedures.
  • Develop and demonstrate competence in decontamination and sterilisation of medical and dental devices within clinical and non-clinical environments, ensuring appropriate records are completed.
  • Be responsible as part of the clinical team for the care of the patient from arrival to completion of treatment.
  • Under supervision carry out the following: reception duties, answering telephone, receiving mail, meeting and greeting of patients and/or carers, managing online diaries and day books, sending appointments by email, maintenance of recall systems, maintenance and upkeep of all patient records and correspondence on our computer software.
  • Learn to write up clinical notes accurately.
  • Participate in audit procedures under the direction of appropriate clinicians/practice manager.

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

  • Dental Nurse Level 3 
  • One day at DCG and the other days at the workplace 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Further qualifications relevant to the role of a Dental Nurse, for example Radiography, Impression taking etc. Ethical Sales courses, and treatment co-ordinator courses.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental


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

Things to consider

Our AMAZING team! Always helpful and friendly, welcoming newcomers and the experience and qualifications to help and support all members of the team. We are a family, and always strive to be the very best at what we do! Working amongst our award-winning team. Dentist and care providers for several clubs, including DCFC, BAFC and MTFC. Working with Diamond Providers of Invisalign. Working in new modern facilities.

About the employer

Mixed NHS and Private Practice, 2 locations. Both 5 surgeries, with specialists visiting the practice weekly. We also have a facial aesthetician and plastic surgeon working from our Littleover site.


Dental Perfection


87 Burton Road



DE14 3DW

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Training provider



Amy Hitch


Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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