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Apprentice Dental Nurse HETAL BABUBHAI PATEL

Our goal is providing our patients with outstanding care and a firm commitment to dental wellness. We’ve worked hard to create an atmosphere that promotes exceptional oral health, in a relaxing, comfortable and friendly environment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Specific days and shifts are to be confirmed. Pro-rata and will include some Saturdays / 8:45am starts – variable end times due to private treatments occurring in the evening

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Set up and prepare the surgery for the type of patient and treatment plan before the start of each session.
  • Clean and sterilise all instruments/equipment and working surfaces to the required standards at the end of each session.
  • Prepare the necessary materials and instruments.
  • Ensure safe disposal of sharps and clinical waste.
  • Process, dental radiographs and assist in the correct procedure for dental radiography either via the computer or processing unit.
  • Maintain and clean the radiograph processing unit.
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with all members of the dental team.
  • Escort patients from the waiting room to the surgery, confirming the medical history is up-to-date and warning the dentist of any problems that he/she has noted.
  • Monitor and maintain stocks within dental surgery as necessary, informing the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist and liaising with them over necessary orders and warning of any shortages of materials in the stock cupboard.
  • Perform chaperoning duties for dentists when treating patients.
  • Follow all practice policies and procedures.
  • Obey all dental ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality.
  • Report equipment failures or breakages to the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist.
  • Continually interpret the needs of patients and dentists and deal with them promptly and efficiently.

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

Example: Apprentices will be required to attend college at least x1 day per week either at Uxbridge, Harrow or Hayes Campus completing necessary mandatory training and units associated with the apprenticeship.

The apprentice will be required to complete:

  • Work towards gaining a full Level 3 Dental Apprenticeship Qualification.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Skills, Knowledge, and Behaviours.
  • Standard and End Point Assessment.
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths, and ICT (if required).

Other training will be provided by the employer as required to enable the fulfilment of the job role.

This practice will provide BLS training and in house training required for the position.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once qualified the individual will be able to register with the General Dental Council and join the Association of British Dental Nurses. This allows individuals to work legally in this sector and opens other pathways for future progression e.g., Senior Dental Nurse, Hygienist, Therapist, Practice Manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Number skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

Well-presented and polite with a courteous manner. You should be committed to this being a long-term career aspiration.

About the employer

This modern practice deals with NHS and private patients offering a full range of dental treatments. The practice manager is a qualified Dental Nurse and has trained dental nurses for many years.




Streatfield Dental Surgery, 206 Streatfield Road



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2022