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Apprentice Dental Nurse

Signature Smiles
A great opportunity for an apprentice Dental nurse to take full advantage of gaining experience in two practices, (one NHS and one private), you will work to a nationally recognised qualification leading to registration with the General Dental council.

Signature Smiles - Employer

Signature Smiles Dental Practices are modern, state-of-the-art practices, offering their patients quality care in a friendly and comfortable environment. We offer an extensive range of treatments, both NHS and private, including cosmetic services such as teeth whitening and straightening.



18 months

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 150.00
Signature Smiles

Detailed Job Description

Tasks to be carried out under strict supervision:

  • Chairside support procedures
  • The manipulation and application of dental materials across a range of dental treatments
  • Obtaining the knowledge of and the ability to use a wide range of dental instruments and equipment relevant to dental procedures
  • Decontamination and preparation of treatment rooms for a range of dental procedures
  • Decontamination of dental devices using appropriate practice decontamination equipment after receiving the necessary vaccinations
  • Decontamination equipment maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Waste segregation and disposal in accordance with practice policies and procedures
  • Use of the practice computer system and x-ray systems
  • Completion of laboratory request forms and keeping records of all items sent, received and fitted
  • Checking that all necessary laboratory work is returned and ready for each session
  • Providing patient support in the form of reception duties, monitoring, supporting a reassuring the patient in surgery
  • Promoting and maintaining patient confidentiality in relation to patient medical history, details of treatment, financial transactions or any conversation overheard

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

GCSE’s preferably English, mathematics and science

Skills required

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to provide unique customer car
  • Undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) & patient care/service workshops
  • Clean and presentable physical appearance at all times
  • Knowledge of SOE software is beneficial but not essential
  • Knowledge and understanding of CQC regulation and guidelines
  • Commercial Skills: Ability to use IT and operate a computer based system.
  • Ability to use own initiative.

Personal Qualities

Key Competencies:

  • Teamwork Communication
  • Customer focus
  • Planning and control
  • Decision making
  • Good working ethics and attitude
  • Be organised and able to pre-plan

We will support you throughout your training period in order for you to complete the required job description above

Future prospects

Good future prospects on completion of the apprenticeship

Additional Information

Training provided

Dental Nursing level 3 Standard

Functional skills maths level 2 (if applicable)

Functional skills English level 2 (if applicable)

Progress to Excellence Ltd - Learning Provider

Progress to Excellence Ltd is a national training provider offering apprenticeships and commercial training throughout England. They offer qualifications in sectors including childcare, dental nursing, health and social care, customer service and business administration. Progress to Excellence Ltd is an Ofsted graded 'Good' training provider who works with over 1,000 employers and 3,000 learners. 

For more information about this vacancy please contact Progress to Excellence Ltd on 0151 650 6933 or email: (Ref ID:93421)
Progress to Excellence Ltd

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