Dental Nurse Apprentice Level 3 DR K UBHI

This is an exciting opportunity to train for a career as a Level 3 Dental Nurse. Apprentices will be employed by a CQC registered Dental Practice who will support their learning on the job as well as gain an industry-recognised qualification. Duties include: setting-up and preparing the surgery for the type of patient and treatment planned before the start of each session.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Increase in pay if candidate is suitable after a probationary period. Hours per week may vary up to 40 hours per week.

    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 / Two Saturdays a month 8.30am - 1.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day


  • Set-up and prepare the surgery for the type of patient and treatment planned before the start of each session. 
  • Clean and sterilise all instruments/equipment and working surfaces to the required standards at the end of each session.
  • Prepare the necessary materials and instruments. 
  • Ensure safe disposal of sharps and clinical waste. 
  • Process, dental radiographs and assist in the correct procedure for dental radiography either via the computer or processing unit. 
  • Maintain and clean radiograph processing unit. 
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with all members of the dental team. 
  • Escort patients from the waiting room to the surgery, confirming the medical history is up-to-date and warning the dentist of any problems that he/she has noted. 
  • Monitor and maintain stocks within dental surgery as necessary, informing the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist and liaising with them over necessary orders and warning of any shortages of materials in the stock cupboard. 
  • Perform chaperoning duties for dentists when treating patients. 
  • Follow all practice policies and procedures. 
  • Obey all dental ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality. 
  • Report equipment failures or breakages to the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist. 
  • Continually interpret the needs of patients and dentists and deal with them promptly and efficiently.  


  • To meet and greet clients in a friendly and efficient manner.
  • To update patient medical forms.
  • To ensure the correct NHS forms have been signed.
  • To ensure the correct Private forms have been signed and updated. 
  • To book appointments on the computer or appointment book for clients either face to face to by telephone.
  • To work and learn skills of a dental receptionist. 
  • To liaise with the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist on all matters concerning administration, pay and service conditions. 
  • To take reasonable care for her/his own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by her/his acts or omissions at work. 
  • Assist the dentist in the completion of patient records. 
  • Ensure that all necessary laboratory work is returned and ready for each session. 
  • Assist in all clerical and administrative duties as required by the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist. 
  • Identify your training and development needs and undertake appropriate training as required and agreed with the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist. 
  • Perform any other tasks that are reasonably requested by the Principal Dentist.
  • To positively promote services available at the clinic in order to improve sales. 

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Dental Nurse.

  • A level 3 qualification which has been approved by the General Dental Council as meeting the requirements for entry to the professional register as a dental nurse.
  • Our Account Manager, industry-trained assessor and Learning Advocate support apprentices to deliver our high-quality training programmes.

The apprentice will be required to complete:

  • Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours.
  • Standard and End Point Assessment.
  • Other training will be provided by the employer as required to enable the fulfilment of the job role.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once qualified the individual will be able to register with the General Dental Council and join the Association of British Dental Nurses. This allows individuals to work legally in this sector and opens up other pathways for future progression e.g. Senior Dental Nurse, Hygienist, Therapist, Practice Manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, IT skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential

About the employer

At the Dental & Implant Centre, we offer a range of life-enhancing dental treatments that will make you want to smile again. Each of these treatments is aimed at restoring functionality, improving the appearance of your smile, and rejuvenating your appearance which may have been lost over time. Our highly-experienced team of Amersham Dentists is dedicated to giving you a beautiful, healthy-looking smile which will do wonders in boosting your self-confidence. 




Dental Implant Centre, 51 Hill Avenue



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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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Jun 2024