Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Grace Dental Care

Grace Dental Care 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 and preparing equipment for the dental surgery.

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Closing date: 27 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,064.00 to £21,564.40

    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 8.45am - 5.00pm with 1.00pm - 2.00pm lunch.

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

To be trained in the following job duties:

  • Chair side dental clinical assistance during dental surgery including aspiration, mixing of dental materials and monitoring of patients
  • Recognition of, and assistance in, medical emergencies
  • Preparation of dental surgeries and instruments
  • Clinical cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation of dental surgeries and instruments
  • Appropriate handling and disposal of clinical, hazardous and special waste including infected materials, blood and other body fluids, teeth and mercury
  • Ensure continuous personal immunisation against Hepatitis B and other infectious diseases relevant to dentistry
  • General cleaning and maintaining of the surgeries and practice
  • Support patients and their families emotional needs before, during and after dental treatment
  • Maintain patient and staff confidentiality
  • Ensure patient’s records are accurate and that they are regularly updated as patients visit the practice
  • Making, cancelling and altering appointments face to face and by letter and telephone
  • Reminding patients of their appointments by letter, telephone, email or text message
  • Preparing patients’ accounts and collecting money
  • Comply with all relevant legislation especially in respect to GDC
  • Take an active role in team communications and meetings
  • Maintain smart uniformed appearance and appropriate personal hygiene.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Standard
  • 1 day per week to attend class at Middlesbrough College.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade (Grade 4/C or above)) Essential

About the employer

Our reputation is built around the quality of care we provide which is reflected in the loyalty of our regular patients. Our skilled and friendly team use the latest in dental technology and techniques to provide a professional service at the highest level.


Grace Dental Care


19a Windlestone Road


TS23 3JW

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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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