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Dental nursing apprenticeship

Job description
As an Apprentice Dental Nurse you will be assisting with all clinical aspects within the surgery and providing patients with a high level of care so you must to be able to cope well under pressure and have the ability to be able to put people at ease.

Role will involve mainly nursing and assisting with dentists and Hygienists and some reception work.

Candidate must be willing to work as part of a team and have excellent customer service skills and enjoy what they do.

We have opportunities for staff to be involved and trained in many extra responsibilities such as impression taking, construction of whitening trays and retainers, radiography taking and digital impression taking.

  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients
  • Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate according to the practice’s health and safety and infection control procedures and manufacturers' instructions
  • Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order
  • Provide chair side assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available
  • Accurately complete patient clinical records as directed using bespoke EXACT computer package
  • Handle all substances in accordance with Health and Safety policies
  • Be familiar and comply with all Health and Safety rules and guidance, including PPE,(personal protective equipment) COSHH, Mercury handling, infection control, waste disposal etc
  • Develop and file digital radiographs.
  • Complete laboratory request forms, keep records of work sent, received and fitted
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery
  • Ensure computer/written records are accurately maintained and securely stored
  • Liase with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records
  • Work in rotation with the team to manage the strictest cross infection protocols are maintained in the Decontamination room
  • Trainee dental nurses are enrolled on the Dental Nursing Level 3 diploma apprenticeship scheme. Once passed Dental Care Professionals must register with the General Dental Council.
  • Training with the reception team may become available to help cover in busy periods.
Entry requirements

GCSEs at grades A-C (or equivalent) in Maths and English.

Skills required

Hard working


Good communication skills

Ability to cope well under pressure

Personal qualities

Have a 'can do' approach

Must be a team player

Must have an outgoing personality as you will be interacting with patients

Qualifications taken

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing that is recognised by the General Dental Council
  • Level 2 functional Skills in Maths and English (if applicable)
Employer description

A private practice in the heart of Kidlington. Led by experts in dental and facial care, we provide micro (minimally invasive) dentistry and preventive dental care to make sure your smile stays beautifully healthy

What next?
Possibility to become a full-time employee upon completion of the apprenticeship.
The White Bridge Clinic
£147 per week
Working week
Monday - Friday
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