Apprentice Dental Nurse LWT Dental Care

A career entry role to join this renowned Dental Practice covering a diverse range of treatments and services. You will meet and greet patients, provide chair side support to the dentist in charge and carry out general patient record administration. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate high levels of professional presentation.

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Closing date: 07 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.45am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 38.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Reporting to the Practice Manager:

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Greeting patients
  • Chair side assistance to the dentist during restorative and surgical procedures
  • Record patient’s clinical notes in computer
  • Clean and prepare surgery between patients
  • Clean used instruments after patients
  • Additionally you will be expected to act as receptionist when necessary with routine clerical tasks: handling payments, booking appointments, answering phone
  • Attend Charles Clifford Dental Hospital within the duration of the apprenticeship to study:
  • Dental anatomy, Oral diseases, medical emergencies, dental radiography and sterilisation. You will learn about oral health promotion and preventative dentistry techniques. Some units will focus on patient care and management and you will cover legal and ethical issues

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

Apprentice Standard Dental Nurse.

Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.

On completion, the apprentice must register with the General Dental Council as a qualified Dental Nurse.

Includes End Point Assessment.

College attendance 1 day per week at Charles Clifford Dental Hospital 18 months, one-to-one training in the workplace and assessor visits every 6-8 weeks.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Sustained employment with registration to the General Dental Council as a qualified Dental Nurse.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Combined Science (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Be aware of the surgical environment which requires large amounts of standing during the working day.

About the employer

LWT Dental Care is a long established Dental Practice, originally formed in the early 1950s by the then founding owner, Mr. Roy Taylor. Originally sited away from its' current location, the practice has always had a strong emphasis on providing quality dental treatment to all, predominantly within the NHS dental system. The practice then moved to its' current location, with the current partnership has been in business since April 2013, when Andy Tootell and Richard Brogden formed a new partnership with Russell Taylor, after the retirement of the previous partner John Lucking.


LWT Dental Care




S11 8TG

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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