Dental Nurse Apprenticeship DENTEX CLINICAL LIMITED

The apprenticeship in dental nursing is an 18-month government funded course - City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing. The job entails assisting the dentist, sterilising equipment, reception and any other ad hoc duties as may be required.

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Closing date: 02 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00 to £23,795.20

    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

    Working Week: 4 days a week 1x Study Day and 2x Saturday shifts a month. This is not the exact shift but they will fall between these time frames. Monday and Tuesday 9am-7pm, Wednesday 8am-6pm, Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 8am-1pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 May 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000235356

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Provide efficient and reliable chair-side support to Practice Clinicians.

The role will also require working in other areas of the practice such as:

  • Reception
  • Dealing with patient queries
  • Answering the phone
  • Taking payments
  • Booking appointments

The training you will be getting

This qualification is a level 3 advanced apprenticeship accredited by City & Guilds and is delivered nationwide through blended interactive E-Learning, enabling learners to access the course from anywhere in the UK.

Upon achievement the apprentice will be awarded a Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3. You will also complete Functional Skills unless exempt.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

With experience you may be able to move into jobs like team manager, team leader or dental practice manager.

With further training you could become a dental therapist, helping a dentist carry out the more routine dentistry work. You could also become a dental hygienist, helping people to look after their teeth and gums.

You might decide to train as an orthodontic therapist helping dentists to improve the look and position of a patient's teeth.

Health careers:

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

You will be required to be immunised against Hepatitis B. You will also need to pass a DBS check.

About the employer

Winning Smiles is a state-of-the-art private dental practice that gives you the smile you’ve always dreamed of and then will help look after it. Based near Romford and Brentwood in Essex, UK, people come to us from all around the country. We offer all types of dentistry, focusing on saving and preserving your original teeth’ natural beauty and function for as long as possible. As an orthodontics-based team, what we know about the bite and enhancing the smile has helped us grow a thriving cosmetic and dental implant practice alongside. A local firm, we support our patients and their families with a friendly smile and expertise in dental health, first and foremost. Our considerable experience providing high-quality cosmetic dentistry is further enhanced by offering in-house implant dentistry and orthodontics – including Invisalign, our virtually invisible tooth aligners.

Employer

DENTEX CLINICAL LIMITED

Address

1 The Parade, Colchester Road

Romford

RM3 0AQ

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Training

Training provider

TEMP DENT DENTAL AGENCY LIMITED

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

Mary-Petra Obika

mary.obika@tempdent.co.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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