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Dental nursing apprenticeship

Job description
An excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to join a busy, friendly, family dental practice, working alongside qualified dental nurses to assist the dentists in a full range of dental procedures.

You will gain knowledge of all duties and responsibilities of a dental nurse and work with several dentists thus experiencing a range of working styles and techniques. In addition there will be opportunities to observe dental hygienists at work and gain insight into career options beyond dental nursing.

The range of duties will include patient care, infection control, clinical record-keeping, cleaning and preparation of instruments, x-ray development and oral health promotion. There will also be opportunities to gain experience in reception duties. Full training and support will be given in all areas.

Newlands caters for both NHS and private patients and offers a full induction into the workings and procedures of both sectors.

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English preferably grade C or above (or equivalent)

Skills required

We are looking for an enthusiastic, responsible apprentice with a friendly, outgoing personality and a caring approach. Reliability and flexibility are essential as is the ability to self-motivate and organise.

Personal qualities

Willing to learn and take on new challenges

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
Serving Haywards Heath and the surrounding areas for more than 40 years, Newlands Dental Practice has an excellent reputation for providing only the best dental care for its patients. Newlands caters for all dental healthcare needs, from a simple checkup to full cosmetic dentistry. The practice is situated a short walk from the centre of Haywards Heath, and approximately 15 minutes by foot from Haywards Heath railway station. We pride ourselves in maintaining a relaxed and happy atmosphere despite our busy schedule. Our team of experienced dentists and friendly staff work hard to support each other and our patients to make Newlands a pleasant place to work and come to for treatment. We look forward to welcoming the right candidate into our community and hope to make the apprenticeship a happy, fulfilling and rewarding experience
What next?
Possibility to become a full time employee on completion of apprenticeship.
Dentalessence Haywards Heath (Newlands Dental Practice)
£220 per week
Working week
Monday - Friday
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