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Dental Nurse Apprentice - Staffa Lodge Dental Group



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7th November 2020

Employer Description
The Smile Clinic Group is a family of practices throughout the UK. All of our Smile Clinics are a part of a growing family, where our patients always come first. All practices keep up to date with current legislations and guidelines thereby allowing us to provide patients with the best standard of care.

Smile Clinic Group’s overriding ethos is that all its practices retain their family atmosphere, with a friendly welcoming team to help provide a smooth and pleasant patient journey. Smile Clinic Group has prided itself in providing the highest quality of dental care to its patients, through maintaining continuing professional development and supporting its staff to progress in their careers.

Main Description
Staffa Lodge Smile Clinic is part of the Smile Clinic Group which is a family of practices throughout the UK. All of our Smile Clinics are a part of a growing family, where our patients always come first. All practices keep up to date with current legislations and guidelines. They have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice to join the team.

A ‘normal’ workday for a dental nurse will consist of the following core responsibilities:

Preparing fillings and other materials
Providing support and reassurance to the patient
Sterilising instruments
Processing Digital x-rays
Tidying and cleaning the dental surgery
Recording and filing information about patients using Exact SOE
Advising patients on oral hygiene
Carrying out stock control

Entry requirements
English language and Maths GCSE grades A–C or equivalent.

Skills Required
Good people skills, including the ability to work with children and difficult patients.
Computer literacy essential.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Ability to work well in a team.
Excellent communication skills.
Organisation and a methodical approach to work.
Confidence and a calm manner.
Ability to multitask.

Personal Qualities
Good listener - Dental nurses are on the front lines with patients every day. Lending an ear is essential!
Compassion - Patients are often nervous or scared. The best dental nurse knows how to be a calming presence.
Being a people person - If you love meeting new people, dental assisting is for you!
Perseverance - Dental Nursing is not for the faint of heart. If you have determination, you will go far.
Strong Work Ethic - Sometimes dental nurses work long hours with few breaks. But the best nurses find it rewarding and energizing!
Dedication - There will be some tough days. The dental nurses who are dedicated know how to take it in stride.
Reliability - Day to Day running can be affected by unreliability
Organisation - In this profession, you need to be prepared for anything!
Anticipation - Do you know how to read minds? Dentists will be amazed and impressed with how you know what they need before they do!
Multitasking - Dental Nurses say they do it all – and often they do it all at the same time! Future Prospects (This should be completed so that applicants can see the opportunities which the vacancy could lead to, but this must be realistic) Once qualified a Dental Nurse can further their career

Qualifications taken
Full Dental Nursing Level 3 Apprenticeship

Things to consider
Why Become a Dental Nurse? There are a number of reasons you may wish to become a dental nurse. Some of these are explained below. A Solid Career Path If you don’t have many qualifications dental nursing provides a way to develop a solid career and a way to obtain a valuable set of skills which will likely be required for many years to come. Certain dental qualifications require no prior qualifications or knowledge opening them up as a possible career to people from a variety of different backgrounds. A Continued Development Compared to other caring professions dental nursing offers plenty of opportunity for continued training and development. This is great for those looking at the long-term plan for their career and those who wish to work their way up the ladder through continued learning, experience and hard work. Things to consider:- You will need to work fast in a busy environment. Everyday has different challenges. Pressure - Dental Nurses need to prioritise. Multitasking. Handling patient interactions.

What Next?
Once qualified, a Dental Nurse can further their career with added qualifications in: Radiography, Oral Health Education, Fluoride application, Sedation, Special Care, or Orthodontics.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 30/11/2020


£157 Per week


This job is located in Ipswich, Suffolk

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