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Dental Nurse Apprentice

  • Employer: Towngate Dental Practice
  • Location: Leyland
  • Vacancy Ref: 00001132
  • Weekly wage: £204.80
  • Hours per week: 32
  • Sector: Dental

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Dental Nurse based in Leyland.

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

The vacancy will be four days (3 in practice and one day learning either face to face or online, dependant on the days of classes and how they meet our business need the none working day is not decided until all of this is confirmed.

We are looking for a motivated and passionate individual to join our dental team. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and a desire to learn, progress and grow with us as a business.

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 computerized 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.

About Towngate Dental Practice

Our relationship with a patient is a partnership. It is of paramount importance to fully understand our patients’ needs so that we can provide the optimum level of care. Every patient will have their own set of needs, desires, hopes and fears about dental treatment, so we will spend time getting to know you and to answer any questions you may have. We strive to provide the highest standards of treatment for every patient, at every appointment, in every aspect of dentistry.

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