Dental Nurse Apprentice

Gentle Dental Care

A Childwall based Dental Practice are looking for a hard working, outgoing and motivated person to join their Dental team. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to start their career as a Dental Nurse.

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Weekly wage


Total hours per week

37.5 hours

Expected duration

20 months

Possible start date

29 Oct 2019


Completing a qualification that's recognised for registration with the General Dental Council (GDC) is an essential requirement for dental nurses, and our Apprenticeship is accepted for GDC registration (on successful achievement of the Level 3). Duties will include:

  • Assisting the dentists with suction, retraction, manipulation of air and water syringes, passing instruments and mixing/passing materials
  • Ensuring all lab work is checked and available prior to the patient’s arrival
  • Developing and filing x-rays
  • Cleaning and sterilising instruments
  • Greeting and caring for patients
  • Maintaining a clean environment during surgery
  • Carrying out reception and administration tasks

Working week

8.15am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

37.5 hour per week

Date posted

09 Oct 2019

Apprenticeship Level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship


1 available

Requirements and prospects


  • Have a keen interest in starting a career in Dental
  • Maths and English GCSE grades A - C / 9 - 4 preferable (or equivalent)
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise tasks
  • Good problem-solving skills and ability to use your own initiative


  • Level 2 Qualified
  • Experience in a dental practice

Personal Qualities

  • Well presented, polite and well spoken
  • Punctual, trustworthy and hardworking
  • Honest
  • Adaptable

Future Prospects

Potentially a full time position available on completion of your apprenticeship.

About the employer

Here at Gentle Dental Care, our friendly team offers the latest techniques and technology in dentistry in an inviting environment, whilst ensuring our patients come first. Our main priority is to give you what you want and deserve with our expertise and guidance.


Gentle Dental Care


Childwall Priory Road
L16 7PF

Training provider

  • You will be working towards your level 3 qualification in Dental Nursing accredited by City and Guilds
  • Functional Skills - maths (If needed)
  • Functional Skills - English (If needed)

Training framework

Dental nurse

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Alder Training Limited


Megan Cottrell

0300 1238088

Application instructions

Application closing date: 28 Oct 2019

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