Apprentice Dental Nurse B H DENTAL CARE LIMITED

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Dental Nurse based in Kirkby Lonsdale. As an Apprentice Dental Nurse, you will help the dentist in performing any type of dental care treatment and processes.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9am to 5:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    3 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are looking to take on an Apprentice Dental Nurse to join our small friendly team. You do not need any previous experience, as full training will be provided. We are a forward thinking practice, always looking towards the latest technologies and systems to help give the best care possible.

At Lonsdale Dental Practice, we carry out a wide range of treatments, such as Dental Implants, Endodontics, Gum grafting and more providing you with excellent opportunities to learn and grow as you progress in your career.

The duties within this role include:

* Assist the dentist/therapist/hygienist during all clinical procedures.
* Carry out and be responsible for all Health and Safety and Cross Infection policies and procedures within the dental surgery.
* Assist the dentist during all clinical procedures in the surgery which will include fillings, root canal treatment, bridge crown and denture preparation and extractions.
* Assessments, this may also include minor oral surgery.
* Assist the hygienist with scale and polish and oral health promotion plus charting and periodontal assessments.
* Record and store notes, charting, medical history and radiographs on either paper based or computerised systems.
* Reception duties which include answering the telephone, greeting patients, making appointments and recording them correctly on the system.
* Disposing of all waste correctly, including clinical, sharps, specialist, amalgam, and normal domestic.
* Assisting with the preparation of the patient and equipment during the taking of x-rays and processing and storing all images.

The training you will be getting

The successful candidate will work towards achieving a level 3 qualification in dental nursing with experience in a busy dental practice.

Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The successful candidate will work towards achieving a level 3 qualification in dental nursing with experience in a busy dental practice.

Upon completion of the Level 3 qualification, you will be an experienced and qualified dental nurse, and as such you can continue building up skills that will always be in demand. You could then progress to acquire specialist qualifications in areas such as sedation, dental radiography and oral health education.

You may take on more responsibilities as a trainer for other dental nurses or move into a management role within your dental practice or decide to apply for a course to qualify as a dental hygienist or therapist.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Enghlish (Grade 4 Above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4 Above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4 Above) Desired

About the employer

When it comes to giving patients a smile to be proud of, Lonsdale Dental Practice is the dentist to trust! With over 35 years of experience, an acute awareness of new techniques and technologies and an inbuilt desire to make a difference to patient?s smiles, we provide strong foundations on which we can provide excellent dental care. Serving Kirkby Lonsdale and surrounding areas, we have built a reputation as a family orientated practice providing private dental services, at affordable prices, in a modern, friendly and comfortable environment.




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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


Lauren Reddaway


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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