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Dental Nurse Apprentice

  • Location: Slough
  • Salary: 105
  • Level: 3

Dental Nurse Apprentice

  • Sector: health social care
  • Location: Slough
  • Salary: 105
  • Level: 3
Dental Nurse Apprentice
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At The Dental Studio we are experts at treating nervous patients and have done so since 2001.
We offer a full range of dental treatment for nervous and any other patients, including sedation where required. The surgery, which is accredited by East Berkshire PCT is situated close to the Slough town centre with ample parking. We accept new patient’s, as well as patient’s on referral from their own dentist.
All work is carried out by experienced dental surgeons, and these will be discussed fully at the consultation. We provide both NHS and Private Treatment – the choice is yours! We believe in fixed transparent pricing. We discuss your treatment options and estimate the cost for you.

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.

Framework and Level: Dental Nursing Level 3

Location: Slough

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 instruments/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, dental radiographs and assist in the correct procedure for dental radiography either via the computer or processing unit.

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 stock cupboard.

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 Practice Manager/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 update patient medical forms


To ensure the correct Private forms have been signed and updated

To book appointments on the computer or appointment book for clients either face to face to by telephone


To work and learn skills of a dental receptionist.

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 Practice Manager/Principal Dentist 

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

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

Pay: £105-£200 per week

Qualifications required: GCSE (or equivalent) ; Maths and English Grade D (3-9)

Any important other information: 

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).


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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