Dental Nurse apprenticeship required to work in this friendly Dental practice in Great Barr. Duties include providing chair-side assistance during all dental procedures, using four-handed dentistry and remaining a step ahead at all times. Proof of GCSE maths and English at grade 4 and above will be required at interview.
Closing date: 12 Jan 2024
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 40.0
Possible start date
15 Jan 2024
14 Nov 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What you will do in your working day
The role of a dental nurse is to assist the dental surgeon or dental hygienist with all clinical aspects within the surgery. This can include the following aspects:
- 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
The training you will be getting
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 & 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).
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
A good route into the role of a dental hygiene/therapist, dental radiographer, treatment coordinator, or specialist surgery such as maxillofacial/theatre nurse. Once qualified the career progression routes are endless, you could even possibly become a team leader or dental practice manager.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Things to consider
About the employer
Wisdom Dental Care
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:
- qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
- industry or sector experience
Dental nurse (integrated)
Level 3 (A level)
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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