Apprentice Dental Nurse 20/20 Dental Practice

The apprenticeship in dental nursing is an 18-month government funded course - City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing. The job entails assisting the dentist, sterilising equipment, reception and any other ad hoc duties as may be required.

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40

    This is the minimum the practice will pay, they may pay more dependent on age and personal circumstances.

    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 8.45am - 6.15pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000132649

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Provide efficient and reliable chair-side support to practice clinicians. The role will also require working in other areas of the practice such as:

  • Reception
  • Dealing with patient queries
  • Answering the phone
  • Taking payments
  • Booking appointments

The training you will be getting

This qualification is a level 3 advanced apprenticeship accredited by City & Guilds and is delivered nationwide through blended interactive E-Learning, enabling learners to access the course from anywhere in the UK.

Upon achievement the apprentice will be awarded a Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3. Functional Skills English and maths level 2 qualifications unless already exempt.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • With experience you may be able to move into jobs like team manager, team leader or dental practice manager
  • With further training you could become a dental therapist, helping a dentist carry out the more routine dentistry work. You could also become a dental hygienist, helping people to look after their teeth and gums
  • You might decide to train as an orthodontic therapist helping dentists to improve the look and position of a patient's teeth

Health careers:

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

You will be required to be immunised against Hepatitis B. You will also need to pass a DBS check.

About the employer

At 20/20 Dental Practice is a Newbury dentist that appreciate the importance of oral health and how much our patients value their smile. Our aim is more prevention and less intervention. We would prefer your teeth and gums to be healthy enough to avoid treatment in the first place. Coming for six monthly check-ups, is the best way to keep your ‘Teeth for life'. We are a dentist Newbury that offer affordable private dental treatment. We aim to provide you with optimum care and service in a relaxed and friendly environment. All the treatment options available to you will be discussed with you. You will then understand your dental needs and have enough information to make an informed decision.

Employer

20/20 Dental Practice

Address

20/20 Dental Practice

20 Cheap Street

Newbury

RG14 5DD

Contact

Daniel Swann

daniel.swann@tempdent.co.uk

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Training

Training provider

TEMP DENT DENTAL AGENCY LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


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