Dental Nurse Apprenticeship

Porters Wood
Up to £10,000
20 Apr 2018
21 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Apprenticeship summary

  • Working week

    • Full time, 30-40 hours per week. Shift pattern may include weekend working and some evenings. Flexibility is required as shifts may change as your skills progress.
    • Total hours per week: 30.00
  • Weekly wage


  • Expected apprenticeship duration

    18 months

Vacancy description

Vacancy Description

We have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Dental Nurse to join our friendly and busy dental practice.

The role of a dental nurse is to assist the dentist with all clinical aspects within the surgery. This includes but is not exhaustive to:

  • Greet and care for all patients in a polite and courteous manner at all times.
  • Work closely with the dentist in a professional and appropriate manner.
  • Provide chair side assistance during all dental procedures.
  • Update computer records and taking notes.
  • Cleaning surgeries to a high level, maintaining strict cross infection controls.
  • Preparing instruments and materials during treatments.
  • Carry out reception and administrative tasks where required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The successful candidate must be reliable, organised, with good communication skills, computer literate, and keen to learn.
  • You must be of a smart and professional appearance at all times, wearing a clean, presentable uniform and have a positive attitude.

Personal qualities

  • You will have a calm, confident and reassuring manner and the ability to relate well to people, including children and those with special needs.
  • You will have a positive and flexible approach to work.
  • Experience is not necessary, however we are looking for ambitious, hard-working and committed individuals.

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE, or equivalent, Maths and English Grade C and above.
  • You will be required to have a Hepatitis B injection and pass a DBS check.

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