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Apprentice Dental Nurse

Reedyford Dental Centre
This vacancy is for a Dental Nurse Apprentice. based in Nelson, Lancashire. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications. Assist the dentist and hygienist during all clinical procedures, clerical duties to include reception work answering telephones and filing, provide support during the taking of x-rays

Reedyford Dental Centre - Employer

Reedyford Dental was originally established circa 1985 and has been a well established NHS practice since then.

The current principle acquired the practice in 2005 and along with his team is committed to the provision of high quality NHS dentistry in a friendly, relaxing environment.

The practice consists of 5 surgeries, central sterilisation, fully computerised, and digital X-rays.

Reedyford Dental Centre


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 136.90
Reedyford Dental Centre

Detailed Job Description

The successful applicant will be mentored by a lead dental nurse and observed in surgery, they will also have a weekly schedule for additional duties e.g. reception admin

Assist the dentist and hygienist during all clinical procedures, clerical duties to include reception work answering telephones and filing, provide support during the taking of x-rays.

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 and denture preparation, extractions, and 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 C or above in English and Maths 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

Upon completion of the L3 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 2 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:82799)
Training 2000

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