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Dental Nursing Apprenticeship MEASHAM DENTAL LTD

Measham Dental Limited are seeking an enthusiastic and passionate individual to join their team as an Apprentice Dental Nurse. You will develop competence across a wide range of dental chairside support procedures. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

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Closing date: 03 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting pay depending on age, at least £6.30, increasing to at least £7.75 after one year, with potential for performance related bonus applicable throughout.

  • Working week

    Time allocated for lunch: 1 hour unpaid Overall weekly shift patterns and hours: Mon-Weds 8:45am-5:45pm, Thurs 7:45am-8pm, Fri 7:45am-5:00 pm, Sat 08:45-4pm. Exact shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • 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?

  • Level 3 Dental nurse (integrated) apprenticeship standard / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possibility to become an employee on completion of apprenticeship for the right candidate, with a view to further development
  • For example, continue to further study on Level 4 programmes such as Radiography or Oral Health Education, or work their way into practice management

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Patience, Excellent timekeeping, Reliable, Organised, Proactive


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A-C / 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

We advise candidates to check the location of Measham and their means of transport before applying because public transport is limited and driving would be ideal. Successful candidates will be expected to be willing to keep up to date with inoculations such as Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis and normal childhood vaccinations. Candidates must consider that you will be dealing with nervous, anxious patients as well as possibly bad oral hygiene and blood. Q.1. What skills and behaviours do you bring to the role? Q.2. Give an example when you provided great customer service. If we are interested in taking your application further, you will receive an email from a derby college email address Please make sure that you check your inbox as well as your spam/junk folders, so you do not miss out on the opportunity to apply.

About the employer

We are a private dental practice which means we often have more time to spend with our patients than in the NHS. We are a very friendly and supportive team with a wealth of experience. We offer an extensive range of dental services from general and cosmetic dentistry to more specialised areas including orthodontics and oral surgery. Sandra, the Principal Dentist, opened the modern purpose-built practice in 2014 with a vision to offer affordable private treatment in a friendly, approachable and professional way. Since then we have grown mainly by personal recommendation. Measham is located near Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Swadlincote in N.W. Leicestershire with convenient access by car to the M42. We are opposite Tesco Express on the High Street in Measham. There is a large free public car park to the rear of the building. Good communication skills and customer service awareness is needed to maintain a high level of service within the dental practice making the patients feel welcome and comfortable. Working sometimes under pressure, dental nurses must remain professional and work quickly and efficiently. Being in close contact with the patients is a daily requirement for a dental nurse, therefore they must understand the patients' needs and possible anxieties about attending the dentist endeavouring to make their experience as comfortable as possible.




1 The Courtyard

57-65 High street


DE12 7HR

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Training provider



Chloe Purcell


Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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