Apprenticeship Dental Nurse J & S SURGERY LTD

You will receive full training and be provided with a high level of support and resources to ensure realistic, achievable and enjoyable learning takes place in order to complete your qualification. As a Dental Nurse, you will be assisting the dentist with all clinical aspects of the surgery and providing patients with a high level of care.

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Closing date: 06 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage will be discussed with you at your interview.

    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 to Friday; 8.30 am to 5.30pm (1 hour lunch)

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 May 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Job role includes:

  • Assisting the dentist during treatments
  • Patient care
  • Setting up and cleaning surgery
  • Sterilising instruments
  • Updating patient records
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Preparing instruments for various treatments
  • Mixing materials 

The training you will be getting

  • Advanced Level 3 (A-Level) Extended Diploma In Dental Nursing
  • Your training will be carried out within the dental setting where you will become familiar with the day-to-day running of a dental surgery
  • You will also be required to attend weekly tutorial sessions with your training provider, face-to-face and virtual, where you will be supported on the theory part of the qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once you have completed your apprenticeship you may then wish to continue your career path and complete post-graduate qualification such as Radiography, Oral Health Education or Orthodontic Nursing 
  • We will support you with finding a suitable path for you once you have qualified

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Patience, Willing to learn, Hard working and ambitious, Punctual and reliable


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

Things to consider

For dental nursing, it is a requirement to have a course of Hepatitis B vaccines and a clear enhanced DBS. The current situation also requires that dental nurses should have both the Covid vaccines. There are other locations for dental practices around this area with this employer. Get in touch if this location is not suitable.

About the employer

Oak Tree Dental Practice is a family run dental practice situated in the heart of Wollaston Village offering a wide range of treatments and dedication to ensure excellent patient care.








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Training provider


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


Leanne Bell


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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