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Trainee dental nurse apprenticeship

Job description
A well-established and family friendly dental practice based within the village location of Melbourn near to Royston, is looking to recruit an Apprentice Dental Nurse to join their team of qualified and experienced dentists. Melbourn Dental Practice has been established since 1982, offering both NHS and private dentistry for all the family.

The practice has grown to three dentists, with two surgeries recently updated the successful applicant will be closely mentored by a team of supportive dental professionals at Melbourn Dental; to become trained as an Apprentice Dental Nurse in the pursuit to become both qualified and registered with The General Dental Council (GDC), in partnership with Aspiration Training as the assigned Apprenticeship training provider.

We at Melbourn Dental Practice proud ourselves in developing our employees/ trainees in a warm and friendly workplace. Also, we offer our clients with the latest techniques and best dental services providing the highest quality of dental care, and the environment which creates to relax and reassure their through treatments.

Dental Practice website - http://melbourndentalpractice.co.uk/

As an Apprentice Dental Nurse at Melbourn Dental Practice you will be assisting with all clinical aspects within the surgery and providing patients with a high level of care so you need show empathy be able to put people at ease and able to work under pressure and reliable as a team player.

You will receive ongoing support, development and training to equip you with the skills and knowledge required for a successful dental nursing career.

Duties include:

Assisting dental care professionals with various treatments - side chair assistants
Providing support to patients during treatment
Decontamination of dental instruments
Preparing and maintaining the clinical environment
Updating patient records using dentally software
Customer service; meeting and greeting clients to resolving patient enquiries
Ensuring that the practice health and safety policy is adhered to

During your Apprenticeship you’ll develop the skills required to support patients and dental staff in providing safe and effective treatment from simple check-ups to advanced specialist treatments based at our dental clinic.


Dental Nurse tunic uniform provided
Full training and CPD support to ensure that you become a qualified dental nurse
Modern practice working environment.

Entry requirements

A passion towards becoming a dental nurse along with the dedication to complete the 18 month qualification. 

Skills required
  • Holds a good command of English and able to use their own initiative.
  • Maths and English at grace C or above Desirable 
Personal qualities
  • Willing to learn and take on new challenges
  • A quick learner who is willing to take things on board
  • Ambitious
  • Prides themselves with a common sense ‘can do approach’
  • Hard-working
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have an outgoing personality as you will be interacting with patients
  • Reliable approach and have a passion to start a career as a dental nurse
Qualifications taken

Full training and CPD support to ensure that you become a qualified dental nurse

Dental Nursing Level 3 Qualification 

Functional skills in Maths and English if required 

Employer description
Located near to Royston in the south Cambridgeshire district of Melbourn, the practice services both NHS and Private specialising in the care of the whole family.
What next?
Long term career for the successful applicant on completion of the dental nursing qualification.
Melbourn Dental Practice
£220 per week
Working week
Monday - Friday
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