Dental Nurse Level 3 Standard Apprenticeship Deeplish Dental Practice

This is a fantastic opportunity to progress into an exciting dental career. This outstanding dental practice is looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dentists. Duties will include assisting in the provision and delivery of dental care to patients, reception duties and decontamination/sterilising in the surgery.

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Closing date: 08 Mar 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

    Monday - Friday, shift hours and times to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • This is a fantastic opportunity to progress into an exciting dental career. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dentist.
  • Your daily activities could include:
  • Follow practice policies and procedures
  • Establish, promote and maintain productive working relationships with all members of the dental team
  • Liaise with the practice manager on all matters concerning administration, pay and service conditions
  • Assist with reception and clerical duties as required
  • Take care of your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your own work
  • Responsible for infection control procedures, setting up and preparing the dental surgery at the start of the day, managing infection control between patients and closing at the end of the day, including cleaning and sterilising instruments and equipment
  • Set up and prepare the treatment room appropriately for each patient
  • Assist in taking radiographs (according to the level of training)
  • Maintain and decontaminate equipment in accordance with manufacturers’ instruction and your training
  • Provide chairside support to the dentist during treatment
  • Monitor, support and reassure patients
  • Assist in keeping full and accurate patient records
  • Monitor and maintain stocks within the practice
  • Maintain CPD and attend annual mandatory training
  • Comply with all legislation
  • Attend practice meetings as requested

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Dental Nurse, program delivery to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Qualified Dental Nurse

With experience you could:
Move into a team leader, manager or dental practice manager position.
Become a dental hygienist or dental therapist with further training
Become an orthodontic therapist to help dentists improve the look and position of patient's teeth

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, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Hepatitis B vaccinations will be essential You will be required undertake an enhanced DBS. Please do not contact the employer direct. If your application is successful, you will be contacted by The Oldham College (normally via email/phone) to invite you to attend a pre-interview and initial assessment.

About the employer

We are a dental practice with a well-established and friendly team and we would love you to join us. Our aim is to provide the highest standard of treatment in a caring and comfortable environment. With an emphasis on lifetime prevention, our dental practice offers a comprehensive dental treatment.


Deeplish Dental Practice


10 Maclure Road


OL11 1DN

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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


Andrea Kearns


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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