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Apprentice Dental Nurse Smith Dental Practice

The role of a Dental Nurse covers both health and clinical promotion responsibilities. You will be supported with comprehensive training and support given from our highly experienced training team.

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Closing date: 06 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08:30 - 17:00 (1-hour for lunch).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Provide oral health education to patients
  • Use a variety of dental instruments to scale, polish & clean teeth
  • Removing plaque & applying treatments to remove or reduce decay
  • Ensuring that dental tools & instruments are sterilised appropriately
  • Taking radiographs & impressions of teeth & giving local anaesthetic under the Dentist’s supervision
  • Applying temporary sealants & coatings to protect teeth
  • Collecting dental & medical histories & maintaining health records of patients

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

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards the Dental Nurse Level 3 (Integrated) Apprenticeship Standard, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group.

As part of your apprenticeship, and dependent on your prior attainment, you may be required to complete maths and English Functional Skills which is an integral part of your apprenticeship. Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition for these qualifications.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Expected career progression within the practice to take on more responsibilities with practice funded post qualification training provided – Radiographs course/ Impression taking course/ Oral health education course. Including work as Treatment Coordinator/Extended duties/Practice management.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Listening


GCSE or equivalent GCSE English (Grade 3/D or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent GCSE Maths (Grade 3/D or above) Essential

About the employer

We are a friendly, long-established, family-owned, Dental Practice located in the heart of Bakewell. The Practice is fully modernised with air conditioning and digital X-ray processing installed throughout the surgeries. We offer both NHS and private dentistry to Bakewell, Baslow, the Peak District and beyond.


Smith Dental Practice


Devonshire Chambers, The Square Bakewell

DE45 1BT

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Training provider



Hannah Donald

01246 500 500

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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