Dental Nurse Apprenticeship ROYTON DENTAL CARE LTD

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dentist. Ideally, you will already have some experience of working in a Dental Practice. Duties will include assisting in the provision and delivery of dental care to patients, reception duties and decontamination/sterilising in the surgery.

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Closing date: 26 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

    Monday - Thursday 8am - 5:30pm (1 hour for lunch) and 8am - 1pm on Friday

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate according to the practice’s health and safety and infection control procedures and manufacturers' instructions
  • Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order
  • To advise the Practice Manager of any faulty or poorly functioning equipment so that action may be taken to remedy any defects
  • Provide chairside assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available
  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients
  • To keep accurate records and ensure the recording methods are used in line with practice policy and current medico-legal guidelines
  • Handle all substances in accordance with health and safety policies
  • Be familiar and comply with all health and safety rules and guidance, including PPE, COSHH, mercury handling, infection control, waste disposal and fire drills
  • Develop and file radiographs and change radiographic solutions as directed
  • To make certain that an efficient link with the dental laboratories is upheld to prevent delays in the dispatch and receipt of work
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery
  • Order new stock supplies as necessary
  • Ensure computer/written records are accurately maintained and securely stored
  • Liaise with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records
  • To maintain patient confidentiality
  • Attend and participate in practice meetings
  • Other duties as necessary for the efficient operation of the practice to ensure that patients receive a high quality of patient care
  • To be flexible with your Duties to ensure the smooth running of the practice. ( including the duties and tasks of receptionist as required)
  • Undergo training as may be required to develop skills and abilities
  • To maintain and increase competence in nursing skills by actively following a programme of CPD
  • Attend refresher and update training for medical emergencies and CPR on an annual basis
  • Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct

The training you will be getting

Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

You will attend weekly, off the job training sessions at the Oldham College.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Qualified Dental Nurse

With experience you could:

  • Move into a team leader, manager or dental practice manager position.
  • Become a dental hygienist or dental therapist with further training.
  • Become an orthodontic therapist to help dentists improve the look and position of patient's teeth.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Calm and confident, Positive and flexible approach


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*- C/9 - 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*- C/9 - 4) Essential

Things to consider

Hepatitis B vaccinations will be essential. You will be required undertake an enhanced DBS. Applications will only be accepted through the National Apprenticeship Website: Please do not contact the employer direct. If your application is successful, you will be contacted by The Oldham College (normally via email) to invite you to attend a pre-interview and initial assessment

About the employer

We are a friendly NHS dental practice who provide a range of services and treatments for all the family from regular check ups and emergency appointments to more complex dentistry. We are looking for an enthusiastic dental nurse to join our team in Royton, Oldham.




Royton Dental Care Ltd

Royton Health and Wellbeing Centre

Park Street


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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


Andrea Kearns

0161 785 4072

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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