10/09/2018 Uxbridge college Slough SL1 3EG

Abbey Dental Surgery – Apprentice Dental Nurse

  • Sector: health social care
  • Location: Slough
  • Salary: 140
  • Level: 3
Abbey Dental Surgery – Apprentice Dental Nurse

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This is an exciting opportunity to train for a career as a Dental Nurse. Apprentices will be employed by a CQC registered Dental Practice who will support their learning on the job as well as gain an industry recognised qualification.

Diagnostic and screening procedures, Services for everyone, Surgical procedures, Treatment of disease, disorder or injury


Vacancy full description: 


Set-up and prepare the surgery for the type of patient and treatment planned before the start of each session

Clean and sterilise all equipment and working surfaces to the required standards at the end of each session

Prepare the necessary materials and instruments

Ensure safe disposal of sharps and clinical waste

Process, mount and store dental radiographs and assist in the correct procedure for dental radiography

Maintain and clean radiograph processing unit

Establish and maintain productive working relationships with all members of the dental team

Escort patients from the waiting room to the surgery, confirming the medical history is up-to-date and warning the dentist of any problems that he/she has noted

Monitor and maintain stocks within dental surgery as necessary, informing the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist and liaising with them over necessary orders and warning of any shortages of materials in the stores

Perform chaperoning duties for dentists when treating patients

Follow all practice policies and procedures

Obey all dental ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality

Report equipment failures or breakages to the Principal Dentist

Continually interpret the needs of patients and dentists and deal with them promptly and efficiently


To meet and greet clients in a friendly and efficient manner

To book appointments for clients either face to face to by telephone

To positively promote services available at the clinic in order to improve sales

To liaise with the Practice Manager /Principal Dentist on all matters concerning administration, pay and service conditions

To take reasonable care for her/his own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by her/his acts or omissions at work

Assist the dentist in the completion of patient records

Ensure that all necessary laboratory work is returned and ready for each session

Assist in all clerical and administrative duties as required by the Principal Dentist 

Identify your training and development needs and undertake appropriate training as required and agreed with the Principal Dentist
Perform any other tasks that are reasonably requested by the Principal Dentist.

Pay: £4.00 per hour


GCSE (or equivalent) ; Maths, English and Science Grade C or above

Well presented, clean and tidy (no facial piercings or visible tattoos) Polite and courteous manner.

You should be committed to this being a long term career aspiration

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