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Apprentice Dental Nurse Priory Dental Practice

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: 03 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £7,503.60 to £14,820.00

    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

    Shifts between the hours of: Monday 8:00am - 5:30pm, Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm, Wednesday 8:00am - 8:00pm, Thursday - 8:00am - 8:00pm, Friday - 8am - 4:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Sep 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
  • Enrolments all year round
  • Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3
  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required
  • 20% off the job training
  • End-Point-Assessment

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, Attention to detail, Logical, Team working, Patience


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

ABOUT US We pride ourselves on being one of the longest standing Dental Practices in Bedford having been at our present location since 1970. We offer a comprehensive range of treatments to keep your smile healthy and pain free in a patient-focused, relaxed and friendly environment. If you have neglected your teeth up until now, we will not pass judgement, but together we will help restore your oral health. We provide an extensive range of both general dentistry within the NHS, and more specialised cosmetic and high end Dentistry available within our range of private treatment options.


Priory Dental Practice




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Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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