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Welcare Dental Centre

Type of Apprenticeship

Advanced Apprenticeship


This is an opportunity to work in a busy and expanding dental surgery.

Your role as a dental nurse will be to support the dentist in all aspects of patient care, this includes getting the appropriate instruments ready, mixing materials and ensuring patient comfort. You will also take notes from dentists dictation for records and once the patient has left, the dental nurse tidies the surgery and sterilises all of the instruments.

Additionally, you will assist with reception work – making appointments, taking payments, dealing with paperwork and meeting and reassuring patients.

Your role will also require you to have the following clinical service skills to include:-

  • Comply with all relevant policies, procedures and update training
  • Supporting and assisting the range of clinicians onsite
  • of clinical areas including instrumental sterilisation, cross infection control and all relevant information, equipment and materials in readiness for the treatment of patients
  • Maintain a fully prepared surgery at all times
  • Maintain adequate stock levels
  • To be conversant with basic first aid and resuscitation techniques by attending regular updates
  • Active participation in clinical or peer review
  • Support and assist with the teaching and commercial activity within the clinic
  • To keep surgeries clean and tidy


Minimum £3.70 per hour (subject to negotiation)

Working hours per week


Required Skills

In additional to the clinical skills the following Customer Service/administrative skills will be required – to include

  • Welcoming patients/clients in a friendly and supportive manner
  • Must be customer focused with a friendly and polite disposition
  • Communicate appropriately with patients who may be fearful, vulnerable, are aggressive or have special needs I.e physical and learning disabilities
  • Deal efficiently with enquiries from patients, staff and other healthcare professionals
  • Deal with external agencies in relation to patient services on behalf of the clinicians e.g Dental laboratories
  • Liaise with senior staff to ensure all operational information is available
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the complaints procedure defusing and resolving or referring potential situations to line manager
  • Checking treatment plans prior to clinics under supervision
  • Preparing take home packs for patients

Personal Qualities Required

The candidate must be

* able to work on own initiative with guidelines

* able to work as part of a team

* able to display good communication skills

* approachable, willing and friendly

* enthusiastic

* able to follow instructions

* able to be flexible

* customer focused with friendly and polite disposition

The suitable candidate will be of a cheery disposition, willing, helpful and friendly. Essentially this role is ideal for someone who is able to multi task and display their initiative. You must also be punctual and reliable.

Previous dental or similar experience preferred

Required Qualifications

A good level of education is required and English and Maths GCSE grade A-C are desirable


**Previous experience of the dental sector or similar desirable

Number of Vacancies


Expected Duration

24 months

Future Prospects

CPD opportunities as and when they arise.

Other Information

If you are adverse to seeing blood this may not be a suitable role for you.

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