Dental Nurse Apprentice Level 3 Bilston Dental - Paramjeet Bhandal

Dental nurses are an essential part of the healthcare sector. With this apprenticeship, you'll learn how to prepare equipment and instruments used during procedures. You'll learn to ensure they are clean and hygienic and also manage patient records, keeping them up to date.

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Closing date: 01 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00

    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, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000233046

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

A Dental Nurse supports Dentists in all aspects of the dental care of patients.

Their primary duties include:

  • Educating patients in the care of teeth, providing treatments to prevent oral problems and offering dietary advice for oral hygiene
  • Setting up for clinical treatments
  • Updating patient records
  • Working closely with other team members

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

Career path and progression move into a team leader, manager or dental practice manager position, serve in the armed forces as a dental nurse, 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

Administrative skills, Communication skills, Customer care skills, Organisation skills, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

You will need to have a keen interest in becoming a dental nurse and not be put off by the sight of blood and saliva, you will also be standing for long periods of time. You will be required to have a DBS check and be vaccinated against Hepatitis B.

About the employer

A fantastic opportunity to be trained as a dental nurse and also secure long-term employment with an employer who will help to develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Employer

Bilston Dental - Paramjeet Bhandal

Address

7 Wellington Road

Bilston

West Midlands

WV14 6AA

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Training

Training provider

SANDWELL COLLEGE

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

Contact

apprentice@sandwell.ac.uk

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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