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Apprentice Dental Nurse Helsby Dental Surgery

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an apprentice dental nurse to join our friendly team. Helsby Dental Practice is a long established private dental practice based in Helsby, Cheshire. As a Dental Nurse you will assist the dentist and the Therapist. You will also take on reception duties and help with the smooth running of the practice.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 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 to Friday, shifts to be confirmed. Total hours per week: 37.00

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    24 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking for an Apprentice Dental Nurse to join our team.

Typical duties for a dental nurse include;

  • Taking responsibility for the decontamination of instruments.
  • Maintaining dental operating equipment.
  • Ensuring that all relevant materials and supplies are in place.
  • Looking after patient records – including making notes when the dentist is examining a patient.
  • Working closely with the dentist, responding quickly to requests and generally keeping the surgery ready for use.
  • You'll also be responsible for ensuring high standards of cleanliness and control of the practice.
  • Liaise with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records.
  • Attend and participate in practice meetings.
  • Other duties as necessary for the efficient operation of the practice.
  • Undergo training as may be required to develop skills and abilities.
  • Attend refresher and update training for medical emergencies and CPR.
  • Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct.
  • Reception duties answering the phone in a professional manner, booking appointments using practice computers.
  • Money processing and issuing receipts.

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

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Registration with the General Dental Council.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Listening skills, Eagerness to learn, Enthusiastic, Reliable, Flexible, Ability to follow instructions, Committed


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

About the employer

Situated in the village of Helsby, Cheshire, we are a busy dental practice providing a full range of NHS & private care. We pride ourselves on offering our patients a caring and friendly environment. We are proud to be members of the British Dental Association Good Practice Scheme. Here at Helsby Dental Surgery, we offer a distinguished, professional team. We work closely alongside our patients to ensure you feel at ease and well informed. Our services include: NHS, Denplan, private and cosmetic care. We make your visit as comfortable as possible. Family friendly, we make children feel welcome.


Helsby Dental Surgery






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Training provider



Claire Garner

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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