A fantastic opportunity to be trained as a dental nurse in a busy thriving Dental Practice. The opportunity will lead into full time employment and offer career progression once in post. Duties include: assisting other dental health professionals, providing chair side support and a high level of patient care.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 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

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Meeting, greeting and caring for patients in a polite and professional manner at all times
  • Working closely with the dentist or hygienist in a professional and appropriate manner
  • Providing chair-side assistance during all dental procedures, using four-handed dentistry and remaining a step ahead at all times
  • Updating computer records, patient's personal files, taking notes and recording clinical assessments
  • Cleaning the surgery to a high standard, maintaining strict cross infection control and adhering to policies and standards as set by the GDC in line with The Health Technical Memoranda
  • Preparing instruments and materials before and during treatments and maintaining stock control Re-processing re-usable items in the correct manner to ensure sterilisation has been appropriately achieved

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

Upon completion of the apprenticeship you'll recieve a Level 3 Dental Nursing Advanced qualification.

  • Level 3 Advanced Dental Nurse Diploma offers employment within a dental practice which is accredited by City & Guilds. It enables you to develop the skills, knowledge, and behaviours needed to work competently in all aspects of clinical responsibilities in dentistry
  • Your qualification will also provide you with the relevant qualification to apply for professional registration as a dental nurse with the General Dental Council (GDC)

What you will study:

  • The Role of a Dental Nurse and Legislation Health and Safety Cross Infection Control Anatomy and Treatment Planning Medical Emergencies and First Aid Dental Radiography Oral Hygiene Orthodontics, Endodontic and Oral Surgery Restorations, Gingival Health and Prosthetics
  • You will complete on and off the job training whilst being fully supported throughout, progressing to 'gateway' and finally sit your end point assessment (EPA). City and Guilds Integrated Dental Level 3 qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of this Level 3 Dental Nursing Advanced Apprenticeship the apprentice can register with the General Dental Council as a qualified Dental Nurse, and complete a range of Level 4 qualifications, such as Oral Health or Radiography.

Alternatively, full-time employment with the employer is available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Communication skills, Customer care skills, Number skills, Organisation skills, Patience, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

You will need to have a keen interest in becoming a dental nurse and not be put off by the sight of blood and saliva, you will also be standing for long periods of time. You will be required to have a DBS check and be vaccinated against Hepatitis B.

About the employer

A friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere will always form a natural part of your visit, and, here at Stanley Dental, we aim to deliver the highest quality of care, while making you feel at home. With 6 state-of-the-art surgeries, you can rest assured that our clinicians are highly qualified and at the forefront of the latest thinking in dentistry and short-term orthodontics, offering you the very best dental experience possible.




3 Bellstone Court


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Training provider



Jayne Acquaye

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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