Apprentice Dental Nurse Pan Dental

As an apprentice dental nurse, you will provide clinical support to dentists, hygienists, and patients, and provide the dentist with the correct instruments and equipment, and assist with reception or any clerical duties as required, and perform other tasks as reasonably requested by your practice manager.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Option for time and a half on Saturdays

  • Working week

    Mon 8.30am - 5.30pm Tues 8.30am - 5.30pm Weds 9.00am - 4.15pm Thurs 8.30am - 5.30pm Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm 1 hour unpaid lunch break daily

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Open and close the surgery daily
  • Adhere to health and safety protocols as well as cross-infection to the highest standard
  • Ensure all dental instruments are correctly decontaminated
  • Set up for every patient
  • Provide the Dentist with the correct instruments and equipment
  • Serve as an assistant to the Dentist during treatment by passing relevant equipment and instruments, in the same vein retracting and aspirating when necessary
  • Mix and prepare materials
  • Write patient notes efficiently and correctly as dictated by the Dentist
  • Monitor patients from the entering the room, during treatment and after the surgery
  • Offer reassurance and support to patients
  • Carry out stock control
  • Greet patients and check them in
  • Answer the phone and deal with patient enquiries if on Reception
  • Book appointments
  • Take payment
  • Liaise with laboratories and referral hospitals/practices

The training you will be getting

Dental Nurse (integrated) Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • First Aid training (at college)
  • End Point Assessment of knowledge test, observation and professional discussion, portfolio

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Pan Dental is committed to the progression of its staff. Nurses are encouraged to explore all avenues of professional growth

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Hark working and reliable, Friendly and welcoming manner, Enthusiastic attitude, Caring and passionate


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English and 2 other subjects (Grade 4-9/A-C) Essential

Things to consider

Please complete the application form in full, this includes an accurate and detailed list of your qualifications. If you do not live nearby to the employer address, please detail how you plan to travel/commute to the role, considering available transport and journey times. Hep B vaccination will be required if you are successful. We will fund registration with the General Dental Council (GDC). We cover the registration fees, Indemnity cover, and Continued Professional Development.

About the employer

Pan Dental is a modern, progressive practice located in a wonderful historic building in the heart of Warwickshire. Our caring and skilled professionals use the most up-to-date technology to provide gentle, affordable, quality treatments and smile makeovers. We are committed to ensuring high quality dentistry and have outstanding patient care and professionalism.


Pan Dental


7 Old Square


CV34 4RA

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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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