Dental Nurse Apprenticeship TOOFY LTD

The learner will provide dental nursing support to clinicians. The dental nurse will be expected to work with supervision, using their own initiative, and carry out duties in such a way as to make a direct and positive contribution to the practice and so aid the dental staff to maximise the use of their time.

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

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop competence across a wide range of dental chair side support procedures.
  • Develop knowledge of a wide range of practical treatment procedures and the relevant support necessary to ensure effective outcomes.
  • Develop competence in the manipulation and application of dental materials across a wide range of dental treatment procedures.
  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge and application of a wide range of dental instruments and other relevant equipment necessary during preparation for treatment procedures.
  • Learn to prepare individual treatment rooms for a wide range of dental procedures.
  • Develop and demonstrate competence in decontamination and sterilisation of medical and dental devices within clinical and non-clinical environments, ensuring appropriate records are completed.
  • Be responsible as part of the clinical team for the care of the patient from arrival to completion of treatment.
  • Other duties as necessary for the efficient operation of the practice including the duties and tasks of receptionist as required.
  • Undergo training as may be required to develop skills and abilities.
  • Attend refresher and update training for medical emergencies and CPR.
  • Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct
  • Recording of treatment including charting from the dentist’s instructions and other associated clerical work.
  • Preparation of filling materials, impression materials, instruments and equipment.
  • Cleaning away used instruments and materials and keeping the surgery clean and tidy.
  • First aid treatments for collapse e.g. coronary attack, fainting, bleeding tooth socket, epilepsy etc.
  • Triage of patients attending for emergency treatment.
  • Providing patients with pre and post-operative instructions and information prior to safely discharging the patient following, for example, minor oral surgery, and ensuring the instructions are understood.
  • Care and minor maintenance of equipment such as high-speed drills.
  • Maintaining stock levels in surgery and checking expiry dates.
  • Re-ordering stocks when required.

The training you will be getting

  • The learner will be studying the Dental Nurse (integrated) Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification (approved by the General Dental Council).
  • Day release to West Suffolk College.
  • Functional skills in maths and English will be studied, if equivalent qualifications are not held.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Further training is always something we are happy to encourage for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Customer care skills


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

Things to consider

Reception training would be provided and occasional cover on the desk expected.

About the employer

A new 3 surgery private dental practice in Bury st Edmunds. Practice location cannot be reached by public transport.




Flint House Dental, Heath farm Business Centre, Tut Hill

Bury St Edmunds

IP28 6LG

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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: 30 Apr 2024