Splendental Dental Nurse apprenticeship Splendental Care

This is a fantastic opportunity to progress into an exciting dental career in a busy dental practice which is looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dental team. You will provide chairside assistance to the dentist and ensure the care and welfare of patients.

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Closing date: 10 Jun 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 Between the hours of 08:00 - 18:30 (40 hours)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    11 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As dental nurse your duties would include:

  • Providing chairside assistance to the dentist
  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients
  • Preparing and maintaining the clinical environment
  • Sterilisation of instruments
  • Mixing materials
  • Charting on the computer
  • Complying with strict cross infection procedures
  • Developing digital x-rays
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials are within the surgery
  • Carrying out some reception and administrative tasks 

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

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • ASA Training Ltd offer a flexible delivery of training which enables individuals to be able to learn at a convenient time to them
  • Every learner will have access to online resources such as revision tools for the units in their specific qualification and practice exam questions for the learners to work through towards any exams ASAT Ltd believe the best way to deliver qualifications is through a range of different learning, including a range of 1-2-1 assessment, online meetings, revision, and observation visits


  • Enrolments all year round
  • Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3
  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required
  • 20% off the job training
  • End-Point-Assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are good career progression opportunities for example:

  • Hygienist
  • Head Dental Nurse
  • Practice Management

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

You will be required to have a Hepatitis B injection and pass a DBS check. References may be requested from either previous employer or education provider.

About the employer

Splen Dental Care is a modern, friendly dental practice. The practice was established in 1972 and has been providing best practice dental care to both NHS and private patients since. We have an excellent range of facilities and treatment options to provide you with the most comprehensive dental care. Our experienced dentists are well trained in dealing with nervous patients.


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Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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