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Dental Nursing Apprentice Level 3 Pearl Dental

Pearl Dental based in Queensbury, Bradford, are looking to take on an Apprentice Dental Nurse. You will work towards a Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard. If you are looking to pursue a career in dental nursing, then apply today! Successful candidates will provide clinical support to dentists and patients.

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Closing date: 17 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    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

    Monday 9 am–1 pm, 2pm–8:30 pm. Tuesday 9 am–1 pm, 2pm–8:30 pm. Wednesday 9 am–1 pm, 2pm–5:30 pm. Thursday 9 am–1 pm, 2pm–5:30 pm. Friday 9 am–1 pm, 2pm–5:30 pm. Saturday 9 am–4:30 pm. Rota basis.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Successful candidates will provide clinical support to dentists, hygienists, and patients. You will also assist the reception staff in any clerical duties and perform any other tasks as reasonably requested by the principal.

Some of the jobs listed below will be part of your day to day activity:

  • Prepare the necessary materials and instruments
  • Provide clinical assistance to the dentists and hygienist while treating the patient, under his/her supervision
  • Take all reasonable methods to ensure patient comfort
  • Continually interpret the needs of the patients and dentists or hygienist and deal with them promptly and efficiently
  • Building relationships with patients
  • Managing patient appointments
  • Making sure all equipment is sterilised and ready before procedures and treatments
  • Processing lab requests/X-rays

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

This course is delivered using a blended delivery model, an apprentice will spend 2 days per month at Bradford College undertaking classroom-based learning in addition to regular workplace assessments.

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, the apprentice will be awarded the following:

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Functional Skills in maths and English Level 2 (if applicable)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are a range of post registration courses available for dental nurses looking to further their education. They may include a range of higher education qualifications or other work-related education and training to support continuing profession development. We will be offering oral health practitioner level 4 and practice manager level 4 as possible progressions once you have completed your dental nurse apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 - 4 (A* - C)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 - 4 (A* - C)) Desired

About the employer

Pearl Dental Queensbury is a Private and NHS dental practice that has been established since 1973. The practice was acquired by Narinder Khroud in 2012. When Narinder took over the practice she completed a full refurbishment transforming it into a modern and computerised single surgery practice with a separate decontamination room. In 2017 the practice was further expanded and underwent a second complete refurbishment resulting in a modern and cutting edge two surgery practice. The refurbishment resulted in improved patient access as we were able to offer a wider range of appointments and also disabled access to our newest surgery. At Pearl Dental we use the latest technology, equipment and materials to ensure that we provide the highest standard of care for our patients Narinder Khroud qualified in 1999 from Leeds University and has been practising dentistry for over 18 years. Narinder has worked in Bradford since 2001 and has worked alongside some of her team members for 16 years creating great friendships and a strong team bond. Before moving to Pearl Dental Narinder worked as an associate Dentist in Bradford town centre, alongside this Narinder also managed the practice taking care of all aspects of the day to day running of the practice and patient care. Our team believe patient care is of optimum importance and our experienced staff ensure all treatment is delivered in a calm and relaxing environment. The practice provides NHS and Private dental treatment, offering all aspects of general dentistry to advanced dentistry and facial aesthetics. Over the years Narinder has gained many further qualifications in different areas of cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics carrying out these types of treatments on many satisfied patients. At Pearl Dental patient care is of great importance to us and our staff will work hard to ensure that your treatment is carried out in a calm and caring environment providing you with all treatment information and costs to make informed decisions.


Pearl Dental





BD13 2BD

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Training provider



Tom Hughes

01274 728316

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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