Advanced Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing (L3)

Maldon, Essex
£105 per week
09 Oct 2017
22 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Employer: Carmelite Dental Practice

Apprenticeship level: Advanced

Apprenticeship duration: 24 months

Possible start date: 6th November 2017

Working week: Monday to Saturday, varying times. 30 hours per week


The position would involve working within a dental practice team and assisting the dentist with their duties whilst treating patients.

You will be given the training and supervision to undertake your practical duties such as:

  • Cross infection control
  • Chair side clinical treatments, such as tooth restorations and root canal treatment
  • Processing of x-rays
  • Accurate record keeping in line with the Data Protection Act

Your main duties will be:

  •  Assisting the dentist with preparing instruments and equipment
  • Mixing different materials as required and providing suction support
  • You will need to be supportive to both your patient and dentist at all times
  • On a daily basis you will be required to check that your day lists are accurate and that all patients records are available and up to date
  • Laboratory work will need to be booked in and out
  • Your dental surgery will need to be stocked up to ensure sufficient materials and supplies are available for the day’s treatment
  • Possible rotation in the practice may involve working in central decontamination and reception duties.
  • Reception duties may involve answering the telephone, making appointments and taking patient payments

Desired skills:

  • You will need to be able to work on your own initiative and to be accurate at all times

Personal qualities:

  • You will require good communication skills, be able to show empathy with patients, as well as working well within a team
  • You must have excellent time keeping skills and a flexible approach to working

Qualifications required:

  • 5 GSCE’s at grade A-C (9-4) (or equivalent) including English and Maths are required, and GCSE in Science is preferred.
  • Apprentices will need to evidence a good level of English and maths by participating in a screening procedure at interview. Any additional support that is required will be individually assessed
  • Apprentices will be helped to gain employment in a dental practice undertaking clinical chair side duties with a contract of employment for between 30-40 hours per week which includes your day release time at college
  • Employer agreement and support will be given as assessment in the workplace is an essential component of the programme