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Dental nursing apprenticeship

Job description
A small friendly dental practice in Shrewsbury are looking to employ a trainee dental nurse to this newly refurbished dental practice.
  • Perform high quality dental nursing whilst assisting each dentist, hygienist or therapist in all procedures in a safe and effective manner in accordance with the ‘Code of Ethics’ of the British Association of Dental Nurses, the GDC’s ‘Scope of Practice’
  • Follow practice policies and procedures
  • Maintain professional indemnity and registration with the GDC
  • Undertake CPD in line with the GDC guidelines
  • Establish, promote and maintain productive working relationships with all members of the dental team
  • Liaise with the practice manager on all matters concerning administration, pay and service conditions
  • Assist with the supervision of trainee dental nurses in the practice
  • Assist with reception duties and perform other clerical duties if required
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your work

Key tasks

  • 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 and file dental radiographs


  • Maintain and decontaminate equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and your training
Entry requirements

Must be motivated towards a career within Dental Nursing. Must be ambitious with a genuine interest in dentistry. Need to have good work ethics and be able to work well independently and as part of a team. Need Grade C or above in Maths and English.

Skills required
  • Willing to learn and take on new challenges
  • A quick learner who is willing to take things on board
  • Ambitious
  • Hard-working
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

Dental Nursing Level 3

Employer description
A small friendly dental practice in Shrewsbury, recently undergone complete refurbishment.
What next?
Possibility to become a full time employee on completion of the apprenticeship.
Winchester House Dental Practice
£149 per week
Working week
Monday - Friday
Start date
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