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Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing



11th September 2018

Working week
Variable working hours depending on the needs of the business. Apprentices will except to be offered a contract of employment with between 30-40 hours including day-release to college - 4 days a week with 1 day a week at college.

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration
2 years


This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute. Commencement of work can be negotiated individually depending on personal circumstances and commitments, such as GCSE or A-Level examinations.

The position would involve working within a dental practice team and assisting the dentist with their duties whilst treating patients.

You will be given the training and supervision to undertake your practical duties such as:

  • Cross infection control and decontamination
  • Chair side clinical treatments supporting the dentist
  • Processing of x-rays
  • Accurate record keeping in line with the GDPR

Your main duties will be assisting the dentist with preparing instruments and equipment, mixing different materials as required and providing suction support. You will need to be supportive to both your patient and dentist at all times.  On a daily basis you will be required to check that your day lists are accurate and that all patients’ records are available and up to date, laboratory work will need to be booked in and out, your dental surgery will need to be stocked up to ensure sufficient materials and supplies available for the day’s treatment. 

Possible rotation in the practice may involve working in central decontamination and reception duties. Reception duties may involve answering the telephone, making appointments and taking patient payments.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 28/09/2018


£148.00 p/w


This job is located in Saxmundham, Suffolk

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