Dental Nurse Apprentice Croft House Dental Surgery

A career defining opportunity to work and train within a renowned, small family run dental practice. The role will involve meeting and greeting patients, providing chair side support to the dentists and ensuring the highest standards of patient care. You will naturally be able to demonstrate a high level of professional presentation.

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Closing date: 29 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Increases subject to regular performance reviews

    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 to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm 30 mins Lunch

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Reporting to the Practice Manager:

Full job description including day to day expected duties includes:

  • Greeting patients
  • Chair side assistance to the dentist during all dental procedures including surgical procedures
  • Recording of patient’s clinical records to computer.
  • Clean and prepare surgery before, during and after patient treatments
  • Disinfection and decontamination of used instruments after patients
  • Additionally you will be expected to act as a receptionist when necessary and carry out routine clerical tasks - handling payments, booking appointments, answering the telephone

Attend Charles Clifford Dental Hospital one day per week within the duration of the apprenticeship to study:

Dental anatomy, Oral diseases, medical emergencies, dental radiography and sterilisation.

You will learn about oral health promotion and preventative dentistry techniques.

Some units will focus on patient care and management and you will cover legal and ethical issues.

The training you will be getting

Dental Nurse Apprenticeship - working to the Apprentice Standard (Level 3) over 18 months

This will include college attendance at Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield; with formative assessments and a final End Point Assessment for evaluation and accreditation including the Level 3 Extended Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Excellent career development pathway after success completion of the apprenticeship; allowing professional registration with the GDC as a dental nurse.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C plus) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C plus) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Combined Sciences (Grade 4/C plus) Desired

About the employer

NHS & Private dental practice


Croft House Dental Surgery





S66 8LH

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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

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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