Apprentice Dental Nurse LWT Dental Care

A career entry role to join this renowned Dental Practice covering a diverse range of treatments and services. You will meet and greet patients, provide chair side support to the dentist in charge and carry out general patient record administration. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate high levels of professional presentation.

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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 - Friday, 8.45am - 5.30pm with 60 minutes for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 38.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Greeting patients
  • Chair side assistance to the dentist during restorative and surgical procedures
  • Record patient’s clinical notes in computer
  • Clean and prepare surgery between patients
  • Clean used instruments after patients
  • Additionally, you will be expected to act as receptionist when necessary, with routine clerical tasks: handling payments, booking appointments, answering phone

Attend Charles Clifford Dental Hospital within the duration of the apprenticeship to study:

  • Dental anatomy, Oral diseases, medical emergencies, dental radiography and sterilisation
  • You will learn about oral health promotion and preventative dentistry techniques
  • Some units will focus on patient care and management and you will cover legal and ethical issues

The training you will be getting

  • Apprentice Standard Dental Nurse (Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing)
  • On completion, the apprentice must register with the General Dental Council as a qualified Dental Nurse
  • Includes End Point Assessment
  • College attendance 1 day per week at Charles Clifford Dental Hospital 24 months, one-to-one training in the workplace and assessor visits every 6-8 weeks

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Sustained employment with registration to the General Dental Council as a qualified Dental Nurse

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's inc Maths, English and Double Science (Grade A*-C/9-4 grades) Essential

Things to consider

Candidates will need to ensure sustainable transport to reach our location at: 719 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8TG Also be aware of the surgical environment with lots of standing during the day.

About the employer

LWT Dental Care is a long established Dental Practice, originally formed in the early 1950s by the then founding owner, Mr. Roy Taylor. Originally sited away from its' current location, the practice has always had a strong emphasis on providing quality dental treatment to all, predominantly within the NHS dental system. The practice then moved to its' current location, with the current partnership has been in business since April 2013, when Andy Tootell and Richard Brogden formed a new partnership with Russell Taylor, after the retirement of the previous partner John Lucking.


LWT Dental Care




S11 8TG

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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


Danielle Walker

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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