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Dental nursing apprenticeship

Job description
We have a full-time position available to join the friendly team of Lighthouse Dental Practice.

Follow the practice procedures for infection prevention and control 

 Set-up and prepare the treatment room appropriately for each patient 
Prepare the necessary materials and instruments, making sure that equipment and instruments are in good working order and maintained regularly in accordance with practice policy 
Segregate waste in accordance with the practice procedures and ensure its safe disposal 
Assist in taking radiographs according to your level of training 
Process, mount and file dental radiographs    

Maintain and decontaminate equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and your training 
Liaise with reception over appointments for each patient 
Escort patients from the waiting room to the surgery, confirm the patient’s medical history is up-todate and communicate to the dentist [hygienist/therapist] any change in medical history or problems that he/she has noted 
Provide chair side support to the dentist [hygienist/therapist] during treatment 
Prepare dental materials as required 
Monitor, support and reassure patients  
Assist in the keeping of full and accurate patient records and ensure that they are regularly updated and stored securely 
Support the patient and colleagues if there is an emergency 
Provide appropriate advice to patients 
Monitor and maintain stock within the practice as necessary, informing the practice manager and liaising with the dentists [hygienists/therapists] over orders or any shortages of materials 
Perform chaperoning duties for dentists [hygienists/therapists] when treating patients 
Perform the following additional procedures following appropriate training: 
Follow all dental ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality 

Entry requirements

Maths and English GCSE A*-C or equivalent.

Skills required
  • Ambitious
  • Hard-working
  • Have a 'can do approach'
Personal qualities
  • Willing to learn and take on new challenged
  • A quick learner who is willing to take things on board
Qualifications taken
  • Level 3 qualification in Dental Nursing
  • Maths and English Functional Skills if required
Employer description


Lighthouse Dental Practice, formerly Gowers Dental Surgery, is a well-established practice situated in the heart of beautiful Southsea where we have looked after generations of families.

We pride ourselves in using the latest technologies and techniques in our quest to provide the best dental treatments, all in modern and relaxing surroundings.



What next?
Possibility to become a full time employee on completion of apprenticeship.
Lighthouse Dental Practice
£140 per week
Working week
Monday to Friday
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