Dental Nursing Apprenticeship NORTHERN SMILE LIMITED

The Kingston Park 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: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Hours between 8.45 – 17.45, one late evening per week which will be 8.45 – 20.15. 1-hour lunch every day (Shifts include Saturday morning).

    Total hours per week: 35.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    31 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Provide and support dentist with surgery
  • Preparation of instruments
  • Supporting patients
  • Maintaining records
  • Keeping all clinical areas sterile
  • Liaising with reception
  • Awareness of emergency drugs
  • Adhering to H&S

The training you will be getting

  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed
  • Level 3 Dental Nursing qualification approved by the General Dental Council as meeting the requirements for entry to the professional register as a dental nurse
  • Day release at Newcastle Training Office

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Employment dependent on positions available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

Kingston Park Dental Practice are an independently owned practice. Maintaining healthy, functional teeth is the underlying focus of the treatments our team provide.




1 Stuart Court

Kingston Park

Newcastle Upon Tyne


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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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