- GMFJ Reference
40.00 per week
- Date Posted
- Start Date
Now Taking Applications
- Employment Type
Advanced Level 3
Oxon Dental Care
Description of Opportunity
The role of a Dental Nurse Apprentice encompasses:
Preparing and maintaining the dental environment, including instruments, equipment, and materials
Carrying out infection control and decontamination procedures
Recording dental charting
Preparing, mixing, and handling dental materials
Providing chairside support to patients and the dentist
For more information about this vacancy please contact Sandwell College on 0121 667 5018 (Ref ID: 128523)
We expect a friendly, responsible, and positive attitude towards the role, the patients, and the dental team. A Dental Nurse must be well presented and show a willingness to study and learn. A team player with good written and verbal communication skills.
GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 qualifications in English and maths are desired but not essential.
Lessons are delivered in the workplace or online by Sandwell College.You will be trained in the City and Guilds Level 3 Dental Nurse Diploma.Completion of this qualification will enable the candidate to apply to join the General Dental Council Register as a qualified Dental Nurse.The Dental Practice will also provide the full-time in-house practical training required.
A Dental Nurse must maintain a high level of personal hygiene. This includes wearing a clean uniform everyday in the clinical environment and closed toed - flat heeled shoes. The uniform and work shoes are not to be worn outside of the clinical environment.
Any jewellery worn must comply with health and safety and professional requirements and is usually limited to one pair of stud earrings and a wedding band. Fingernails must be clean, cut short, and free of nail polish and false nails. Hair must be kept clean and tied back. Make-up must be kept to a minimum and false eyelashes are not to be worn.
Once qualified as a Dental Nurse and registered with the General Dental Council there are a range of opportunities for knowledge and duties to be extended in the following fields:
Oral Health Education
Orthodontic Dental Nursing
Sedation Dental Nursing
Special Care Dental Nursing
Taking Dental Impressions
Topical Fluoride Application
There are also university opportunities in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy.