Dental Nursing Apprenticeship Level 3 - Dental Partners Wilthorpe Park Dental Surgery

Dental Level 3

Job description

During the Dental Nurse Apprenticeship you will receive ongoing support, development and training to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to become a qualified dental nurse and have a successful career in dental nursing.

Key responsibilities

· Assist the Dentist by providing chairside support ensuring that the correct equipment and materials are available

· Provide support and assistance to a wide array of patients, including those who are anxious or upset

· Follow practice health and safety and infection control procedures

· Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and disinfected

· Accurately complete patient clinical records as directed

· Complete all clinical daily, weekly and monthly logs and checks

· Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery

· Liaise with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records


Employer information

Dental Partners Thatcham has been serving the local community for many years from our convenient location on Huddersfield Road in Barnsley. We offer high-quality private and NHS dentistry for the whole family and our services cover the spectrum of dentistry, from comprehensive hygiene and check-ups to restorative and cosmetic treatments.

We are looking to take on an eager, enthusiatic apprentice to join our experienced nursing team and gain the qualifications to enjoy a rewarding career.

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Key info

Our reference


Wages per week



41 p/w


South Yorkshire, Barnsley



Possible start







Dental Partners Trading - Wilthorpe Park Dental Practice
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Additional information


GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in Maths and English are essential.


This is a great opportunity to be trained and secure long-term employment. Once qualified, there are a number of routes for further training and development, including dental hygienist, dental therapist or dental cosmetics. Also, the opportunity for career progression into head nurse, team leader, or practice manager.

Training provided

The apprenticeship provides employment and training within a dental practice to study the Level 3 dental nurse apprenticeship.  The apprenticeship is designed to teach the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to ensure competency in all aspects of clinical duties including: -

Preparing for Professional Practice in Dental Nursing

Infection Prevention and Control

First Aid and Medical Emergencies

Oral and General Health

Endodontic Treatments

Prosthetic Treatments

Radiation and Radiography

Periodontal Disease and Cavity Restoration

Health and Safety

Extractions and Minor Oral Surgery

Management of Oral Health Diseases and Dental Anatomy, Oral Health Assessments and Treatment Planning

The use of VR Technology

Upon successful completion you will awarded the relevant qualification to apply for professional registration as a dental nurse to the General Dental Council (GDC).


A passion and desire to work within the dental sector is essential and to not be put off at the sight of blood. If you using public transport to get to the practice, please ensure you have researched the route and that a regular service is available. It is also a requirement to have a course of Hepatitis B vaccines and a clear enhanced DBS.

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