Melita Dental Practice are seeking a hardworking Level 3 Dental Nurse to join their team. As an apprentice dental nurse, you will help out around the surgery, cleaning instruments and customer care alongside some admin duties. You will be supporting patients, maintaining patient records & preparing equipment for dental surgery.

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00 to £22,308.00

    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, 8.30am - 5.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Able to undertake reception duties from time to time in needs to the business
  • Provide clinical and non-clinical support to the dentist and your dental team
  • Follow instruction from your clinical and non-clinical lead, employer and tutor
  • Prepare and maintain the clinical environment, including equipment
  • Carry out infection control procedures and adhere to waste management protocols
  • Record dental charting and note taking to a degree that is seen as competent in a court of law
  • Prepare, mix, order, store dental materials
  • Handle biomaterials safely
  • Chairside support during treatment sessions
  • Keep full records of, patient records, own study requirements and achievements, sterilisation and waste
  • Prepare and check: patients, equipment and dental records for dental radiology
  • Process and store dental radiographs
  • Monitor, support and reassure patients in a friendly manner
  • Give appropriate patient post. op. and prevention advice by means of face to face, telephone, practice letters, e mails and website sources
  • Support the patient and family and colleagues during a medical emergency
  • Understand the roles of and apply the guidance of: the department of health, NHS England and the CQC
  • Understand the rules, regulations and restrictions of the NHS, private dentistry and Denplan

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Standard
  • 1 day per week training in Newcastle 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Depending on applicant’s keenness to learn
  • Prospects in Oral Hygiene NVQ level 4, Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

A dedicated dental practice providing you and your family with the very best dental care in a compassionate and caring environment.






NE26 3SL

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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


Karen Vincent

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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