Skip to main content

Apprentice dental nurse

  • Employer: Cumbria Smiles Ltd
  • Location: Kirkby
  • Vacancy Ref: 00001136
  • Weekly wage: £192.00
  • Hours per week: 30
  • Sector: Dental

This vacancy is for an Trainee Dental Nurse based in Kirkby.

As an Apprentice Dental Nurse, you will help the dentist in performing any type of dental care treatment and processes.

The duties within this role include:
  • Assist the dentist/therapist/hygienist during all clinical procedures.

  • Carry out and be responsible for all Health and Safety and Cross Infection policies and procedures within the dental surgery.

  • Assist the dentist during all clinical procedures in the surgery which will include fillings, root canal treatment, bridge crown and denture preparation and extractions.

  • Assessments, this may also include minor oral surgery.

  • Assist the hygienist with scale and polish and oral health promotion plus charting and periodontal assessments.

  • Record and store notes, charting, medical history and radiographs on either paper based or computerised systems.

  • Reception duties which include answering the telephone, greeting patients, making appointments and recording them correctly on the system.

  • Disposing of all waste correctly, including clinical, sharps, specialist, amalgam, and normal domestic.

  • Assisting with the preparation of the patient and equipment during the taking of x–rays and processing and storing all images.

Training to be provided

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.

  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English.

  • Safeguarding.

  • First Aid.

  • Preparation for the end point assessment.

Interested? Apply now