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Apprentice Dental Nurse Dore Dental Care

We have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Dental Nurse to grow and develop within our team. We are a busy two chair dental practice, with a supportive and dedicated team. We would love you to join us. You should naturally be both confident and discreet in working within a clinical environment to provide the highest levels of patient care.

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Closing date: 09 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 8.45am - 5.00pm (TBC). Monday Late evening opening until 7.00pm. 60-minutes lunch

    Total hours per week: 38.25

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Reporting to the Practice Manager Duties will include:

  • Greeting patients
  • Chair side assistance to the dentist during restorative and surgical procedures
  • Recording patient's clinical notes on the computer/paper
  • Clean and prepare surgery between patients
  • You will assist with reception when necessary and routine clerical tasks including handling payments, booking appointments, and answering the phone
  • Decontamination of instruments to the highest standard
  • Work closely with the practice manger, dentists, nurses, and other team members
  • Attend Charles Clifford Dental Hospital within the duration of the apprenticeship to study dental anatomy, oral diseases, medical emergencies, dental radiography, and sterilisation
  • You will learn about oral health promotion and preventative dentistry techniques
  • Some units will focus on patient care and management, and you will cover legal and ethical issues

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

Apprentice Standard Dental Nurse Level 3 includes End Point Assessment.

1 day per week learning with the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield with any class attendance on site at CCDH required given adequate notice.


  • Interview, coursework, and examinations


  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

Additional qualifications:

  • On completion, the apprentice must register with the General Dental Council as a qualified dental nurse

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This role involves meeting and greeting people, providing chair side support to the dentist and general patient record administration.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's inc Maths, English and Double Science (Grade A*-C/9-4 grades) Essential

About the employer

Our Dentists at Dore Dental Care are committed to continual post graduate development and progression. We see all types of patients from children to the elderly, from anxious patients to ex-dental professionals, from simple NHS check-ups to complex private smile makeovers. We pride ourselves in treating all of our patients with the highest standards of care and have the ability to treat the vast majority of cases in-house to ensure continuity and familiarity with our patients. Our experience team have special interests in: General and Restorative Dentistry Orthodontic / Invisalign Clear Brace Treatment Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics) Cosmetic Dental Treatment, including Veneers, Whitening and Composite Bonding


Dore Dental Care




S17 3DR

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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