Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Oxford House Dental Practice

The apprenticeship in dental nursing is an 18-month government funded course: • City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing. The job entails assisting the dentist, sterilising equipment, reception and any other ad hoc duties as may be required.

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Closing date: 08 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £19,110.00

  • Working week

    This is not the exact shifts but they will fall between these opening hours Mon 8:30am-5:30pm Tues 8:30am-5:30pm Wed 8:30am-6pm Thur 8:30am-5:30pm Fri 8:30am-5:30pm Sat 8am-2pm - 1x Saturday shift will be required on alternative weeks.

    Total hours per week: 36.75

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    4 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000263587

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Provide efficient and reliable chair-side support to Practice Clinicians. The role will also require working in other areas of the practice such as reception, dealing with patient queries, answering the phone, taking payments and booking appointments

The training you will be getting

This qualification is a level 3 advanced apprenticeship accredited by City & Guilds and is delivered nationwide through blended interactive E-Learning, enabling learners to access the course from anywhere in the UK. Upon achievement the apprentice will be awarded a Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3. Functional Skills English & Maths level 2 qualifications unless already exempt.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

With experience you may be able to move into jobs like team manager, team leader or dental practice manager.

With further training you could become a dental therapist, helping a dentist carry out the more routine dentistry work. You could also become a dental hygienist, helping people to look after their teeth and gums.

You might decide to train as an orthodontic therapist helping dentists to improve the look and position of a patient's teeth.

Health careers:

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

You will be required to be immunised against Hepatitis B. You will also need to pass a DBS check.

About the employer

Oxford House Dental Practice opened in 1954 and has been serving patients in Milton Keynes, the wider Buckinghamshire area and beyond ever since. The building is well-known locally for its familiar, recognisable exterior and large, private car park. We are proud to be known as a long-standing, trusted institution in the area, offering patients the latest in dental technology in an established, relaxed environment. Our practitioners have a wealth of experience in treating patients and building relationships that focus on long-term care and maintaining good oral health.

Employer

Oxford House Dental Practice

Address

6 Aylesbury Street

Bletchley

Milton Keynes

MK2 2BA

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Training

Training provider

TEMP DENT DENTAL AGENCY LIMITED

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

Contact

Mary-Petra Obika

mary.obika@tempdent.co.uk

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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