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Apprentice Dental Nurse Derwent Street Dental Practice

A dental nurse works side by side to the dentist assisting them in a variety of dental procedures ultimately making sure the patient care and experience is at its best. Duties will include greeting the patients, making sure they are settled and ready for their appointment etc.

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Closing date: 10 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 - Friday. 08:30 - 19:30. 1 hour and 15-minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 39.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Apprentice Dental Nurse, you learn everything that helps makes this role a success including:

  • Greeting the patients, making sure they are settled and ready for their appointment
  • Making sure the dentist has the correct instruments prepared ahead of the patient appointment
  • Charting and collating key dental information during the appointment
  • Mixing specialist materials
  • Keeping the surgery clean and tidy and managing infection control

Throughout your role it’s really critical that patient care and confidentiality are your top priorities.

Being an Apprentice means after only a few weeks you will be expected to be in surgery and learn on the job whilst learning through your Apprenticeship. You will have the support of all our nursing team, your Practice Manager, your assessor, and our Clinicians.

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

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

Examples of what you will cover include:

  • Communication skills
  • Customer service
  • How to carry out infection control procedures
  • How to support the dentist
  • How to give good advice on oral health to the customer
  • Recognise and deal with emergencies

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Internal progression within the team or within dentistry.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Willing to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

• 25 days holiday entitlement • Pension scheme • SSP • 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

Well established practice. Town location so easily accessible. Low staff turnover, friendly environment, friendly team-based learning.


Derwent Street Dental Practice


Derwent Street


DE56 1WN

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Training provider



Niall Cade


Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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