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Dental Nurse Apprentice

This vacancy is for a Dental Nurse Apprentice based in Penrith, Cumbria. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.


2 Years

This position is now closed and no additional applications are being taken. If you have any questions please contact the provider who is managing the position.

Job Summary

GBP 131.25
Nicoll's Dental Practise

Detailed Job Description

Carry out and be responsible for all Health and Safety and Cross Infection policies and procedures within the dental surgery.

Assist the dentist during all clinical procedures in the surgery which will include fillings, root canal treatment, bridge crown, denture preparation, and extractions.

Dental Assessments this may also include minor oral surgery.

Assist the hygienist with scale and polish and oral health promotion, plus charting and periodontal assessments.

Record and store notes, charting, medical history and radiographs on either paper based or computerized systems.

Reception duties which include answering the telephone greeting patients, making appointments and recording them correctly on the system. Filing, typing and using computer software.

Disposing of all waste correctly, including clinical, sharps, specialist, amalgam, and normal domestic.

Assisting with the preparation of patient and equipment during the taking of x rays and processing and storing all images.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

GCSE at A - C in English and Mathematics or equivalent

Skills required

A good communicator and be willing to be part of a team supporting each other. The ability to make decisions and use their own initiative, have strong organizational skills, as well as having a caring nature and be comfortable talking to patients at all levels and ages.

Personal Qualities

Provide support for managers and other staff members in the workplace.

Good communication and organizational skills.

They often have industry or employer-specific responsibilities

Future prospects

The successful candidate will work towards achieving a level 3 qualification in Dental Nursing with experience in a busy Dental Practice.

Upon completion of the Level 3 qualification, you will be an experienced and qualified dental nurse, and as such you can continue building up skills that will always be in demand. Career breaks and part time working are often possible. You could go on to acquire specialist qualifications in areas such as sedation, dental radiography and oral health.

You might take on more responsibility as a trainer and assessor for other dental nurses or move into a management role within your dental practice. You could apply for a course to qualify as a dental hygienist or therapist.

Additional Information

Training provided

Level 2 Diploma in Health Support Services

Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

Functional Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Literacy

Employer Rights and Responsibility

Personal Learning and thinking Skills


First Aid

Conflict resolution

Enhanced training to include Drive to survive, visit to Maxillo facial unit and orthodontic practice.

Training 2000 - Learning Provider

Training 2000 offer a wide range of apprenticeships, study programmes and training courses throughout the North West. They also offer specialist dental training across the UK.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Training 2000 on 01254 54659 or email: (Ref ID:81120)
Training 2000

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