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Dental nursing apprenticeship

Job description
Your work will include all aspects of dental nursing. You may also be required to carry out any other duties to assist the smooth running of the practice.

Ideal for someone who is looking for a new challenge, or school leaver, motivated and is able to be flexible with hours. You will undertake an apprenticeship to gain your Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing. 

In your role, you will:

Develop competence across a wide range of dental chairside support procedures.

Develop knowledge of a wide range of practical treatment procedures and the relevant support necessary to ensure effective outcomes.

Develop competence in the manipulation and application of dental materials across a wide range of dental treatment procedures.

Develop a comprehensive knowledge and application of a wide range of dental instruments and other relevant equipment necessary during preparation for treatment procedures.

Learn to prepare individual treatment rooms for a wide range of dental procedures.

Develop and demonstrate competence in decontamination and sterilisation of medical and dental devices within clinical and non-clinical environments, ensuring appropriate records are completed.

Be responsible as part of the clinical team for the care of the patient from arrival to completion of treatment.

Under supervision carry out the following: reception duties, answering telephone, receiving mail, meeting and greeting of patients and/or carers, managing department diaries and day books, sending appointments by mail, maintenance of monthly recall systems, filing and pulling of patient records, maintenance and upkeep of all patient records and correspondence.


Entry requirements

Maths and English GCSE A*-C or equivalent.

Skills required



Have a 'can do approach'


Team player

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

ERR Employment Rights and Responsibilities

PLTS Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Employer description


Bicester Dental Care and Implant Centre is a long-established dental practice situated in Bicester town centre, offering a range of treatments from general dentistry to Implant and Orthodontics. Every patient is important to us at Bicester Dental Care. We strive to provide an excellent service for all our patients, in a friendly and professional surrounding. Mr. and Mrs. Ashruf and Aadila Peer have been delivering first class oral care services at Bicester Dental Care since 2006. Together they have built up a thriving NHS and private practice of almost 7000 patients.



What next?
Possibility to become a full time employee on completion of apprenticeship. Benefits: Dental Nurse tunic uniform provided Full training and CPD support to ensure that you become a qualified dental nurse Modern practice working environment.
Bicester Dental Care
£231 per week
Working week
Monday - Friday,
Start date
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