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Dental Nursing Apprenticeship The Avenue Dental

A fantastic opportunity is available to work and train towards becoming a fully qualified Dental Nurse at The Avenue Dental Practice in Enderby, Leicestershire. The role includes providing chairside assistance to the Dentist, accurately completing patient clinical records and supporting the care and welfare of patients.

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Closing date: 19 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm with 1 hours lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your duties would typically include the following:

  • Assisting the Dentist chair side during clinical procedures.
  • Keeping the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy, and sterile
  • Ensuring the best care and welfare of patients
  • Accurately completing patient clinical records as directed
  • Ensuring adequate stock of materials and other items within the surgery
  • Ensuring computer/written records are accurately maintained and securely stored
  • Liaising with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records

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

  • Dental Nursing Apprenticeship Standard Level 3 
  • Fortnightly day release to attend Leicester College Freemans Park Campus will be required throughout the course of the program

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Treatment Co-ordinator
  • Oral Health Educator
  • NVQ Assessor
  • Senior Dental Nurse
  • Practice Manager
  • Specialist Nursing

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Reliable, Hard-working, Punctual, Professional


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 (A*-C) or L2 equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 (A*-C) or L2 equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

The practice is busy, and you will be exposed to the sight of blood. The successful candidate will be expected to work hard towards gaining their formal qualification. The successful candidate will be required to have a Hep B vaccination and a DBS check. Attendance on the dental nursing course at Leicester College is mandatory requirement for this position. You will be given time during your working week to complete some theory aspects of the advanced apprenticeship programme.

About the employer

The Avenue Dental Practice is a well-established practice and the proprietors have been in place since 2008. We employ a team of dental nurses and a practice manager to support our experienced dentists and hygienists. We provide a variety of dental treatments for both NHS and private patients.


The Avenue Dental





LE19 4LN

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Training provider



Linda Barbour


Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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