Dental Nurse Apprenticeship GENSMILE DENTAL CARE LIMITED

Guildhall Dental are a large practice in the centre of Bury St Edmunds. 8 dental surgeries and 2 hygienist surgeries. We have both general and specialist practitioners. Well-equipped central decontamination, CT scan, inter-oral scanners and state-of-the-art equipment. They are currently looking for a Dental Nurse apprentice to join their team.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 08 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Saturday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assist the patient into surgery, settle them in the chair and prepare them for treatment
  • Provide the patient with personal protective equipment
  • Produce instruments and materials as necessary during treatment
  • Provide chairside assistance during all dental procedures
  • Ensure all lab work is checked and available prior to patients arrival
  • Develop and file all x-rays, whilst adhering to the relevant safety procedures
  • Maintain a clean environment during surgery, cleaning and sterilising instruments after each patient and also assist central decontamination when needed
  • Adhere to the Company policy on cross infection
  • Dispose of all clinical waste in a manner compliant with current regulations
  • Escort the patient from the surgery and when necessary to the reception area
  • Maintain and clean all equipment as per the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Use the checklists provided outlining a schedule of daily and weekly tasks
  • Switch equipment on in the morning and ensure it is switched off again at the end of each working session
  • Ensure that adequate stocks of expendable drugs, materials and instruments are available
  • Ensure that all equipment faults are reported promptly to the Practice Manager or Senior Nurse
  • Immediately report any breach of cross infection controls or bad practice to the Practice Manager or Senior Nurse (You will also be required to train to work in the practice reception)

The training you will be getting

  • The learner will be studying the Dental Nurse (integrated) Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Day release to West Suffolk College
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Guildhall Dental are a large practice and there are opportunities to progress to specialist nursing, radiography training. They also employ a Patient Co-ordinator/Assistant Practice Manager and Senior Nurse, together with Decontamination Nurse

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

You will need to be aware of data protection and the need for patient confidentiality. You will need to be trained to chart clinical notes using the practice dental software. A dental nurse has to carry out constant decontamination and cleaning.

About the employer

Large dental practice with 10 surgeries. We offer specialities in Orthodontics, Endodontics, Oral Surgery. We have an experienced dental team, excellent working environment, central sterilising.




Guildhall Dental, St. Andrews Street South

Bury St. Edmunds

IP33 3PH

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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Jan 2024