Dental Nurse Apprenticeship The Dentist, Implants, Veneers, Emergency center (Management FD Limited)

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 or equivalent maths and English at grade 4 and above will be required at interview.

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Closing date: 01 May 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. 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

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

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

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


GCSE or equivalent Math 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

We do what is best for our patients and have a dental practice that is honest, cost-effective, and keeps you informed. At The Dentist, our caring staff put your needs first always. We’re a family team, and we make sure our patients feel part of our community. We treat you like we’d like to be treated, and how we’d like our own family to be looked after. Based in Great Barr, we help people from all walks of life across the West Midlands, providing them with crucial dental services. Whether you need emergency dental care, a check-up, or a scheduled treatment, our team is here for you.


The Dentist, Implants, Veneers, Emergency center (Management FD Limited)





B43 7AP

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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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