Dental Nurse Apprentice Bhandals Longfellow Road Dental Practice

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an apprentice dental nurse to join our friendly team at Longfellow Road Dental Practice in Coventry. You will provide chair-side support to dentists, therapists, and hygienists throughout a range of dental procedures.

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Closing date: 12 Jan 2024

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

    Full-time hours including one late evening per week. Hours to be confirmed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

The role of an Apprentice Dental Nurse encompasses:

  • Preparing and maintaining the dental equipment, instruments, and materials within a dental surgery
  • Carrying out infection control and decontamination procedures
  • Recording dental charting carried out by clinicians
  • Preparing, mixing, and handling dental materials
  • Providing chair-side support to dentists, therapists, and hygienists throughout a range of dental procedures
    Providing support and reassurance to patients
  • Providing administration support in making appointments, taking payments, and dealing with paperwork
  • An experienced dental nurse will use his/her knowledge of dentistry to anticipate what is needed during treatment sessions, a skill that is highly valued by the clinician

The training you will be getting

College lessons are delivered by Sandwell College in the workplace/online. You will not be required to travel to the college site.

You will be trained in the Extended City and Guilds Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Emergency first aid in the workplace qualification at Level 3
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There are a wide range of opportunities available to enable registered dental nurses to extend their clinical duties and develop their knowledge and skills within particular areas of interest, for example:

  • Dental radiography
  • Implant nursing
  • Oral health education
  • Sedation dental nursing
  • Orthodontic dental nursing
  • Special care dental nursing
  • Oral surgery dental nursing
  • Taking dental impressions
  • The application of topical fluoride
  • Dental nurses may also progress onto university to become a dental hygienist/therapist

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent english and maths (Grade 4/c) Essential
Other functional skills maths and english (Grade level 2) Essential

Things to consider

You will require Hepatitis B immunisations and a clear DBS check to work in the clinical environment.

About the employer

Our dental team is highly trained in the latest techniques and treatments and is committed to providing the highest levels of customer care. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice. We understand that going to the dentist can sometimes be a daunting experience but our comfortable surgery offers a feeling of relaxation to our patients and our caring team are trained to help nervous and phobic patients. It is our practice philosophy to promote dental health at all times.


Bhandals Longfellow Road Dental Practice





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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

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