The dental nurse works within the dental team to provide oral health care for patients. As a dental nurse you will come into close contact with patients of all ages so good communication and a friendly manner are essential.
As an apprentice Dental Nurse you will be assisting with all clinical aspects within the surgery and providing patients with a high level of care. You will need to be unflappable under pressure and able to put people at ease. You will receive ongoing support, development and training to equip you with skills and knowledge required for a successful dental nursing career.
You daily activities could include: –
Assisting the dentist with providing treatments to patients
Setting up and cleaning surgery
Updating Patient Records
Preparing instruments and materials for various treatments
Adhering to practice policies and procedures
During your apprenticeship you will development the skills required to support patients and dental staff in providing safe and effective treatment from simple check-ups to advanced specialist treatments.
Hours: 32.00 per week
About the employer:
Welcome to Novocare Dental. Dr. Sonny Oke and our professional dental staff offer exceptional quality care, right in the heart of Watford. We provide NHS dental treatment and private dental services with the highest level of patient care. Our general dentistry, implant dentistry, orthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry services care for all your dental health needs. Our patients have access to dental implants in Watford at Novocare Dental. Implants can be used to solve many problems, including a missing single tooth, implants for multiple missing teeth, and TeethXpress, which uses implants to hold dentures securely in place and prevents bone loss when no natural teeth are remaining. Advances in cosmetic dentistry have provided patients with a range of options for improving the appearance of their teeth. Our cosmetic procedures include Zoom whitening, inlays and onlays, Lumineers, CEREC crowns, bridges, dentures, and a complete smile makeover. We offer a free consultation with our cosmetic dentist in Watford. At Novocare Dental, we are committed to offering the very latest in dental technology to allow our patients to benefit from the best possible treatment. Our state-of-the-art dental technology includes digital radiography, intra oral cameras, computerised imaging, CEREC crowns, Snap On Smile, a modern way to straighten teeth with Damon Braces, the best tooth implant technology, and a revolutionary tissue and bone regeneration procedure. If you are looking for a Watford dentist, browse through our site to read more about the wide variety of dental procedures available at our office. Please view our smile gallery and hear testimonials from our patients.
Requirements and Prospects:
- Good communication skills
- Good IT skills
Willing to learn and take on new challenges
- A quick learner who is willing to take things on board
- Prides themselves with a common sense ‘can do approach’
- Hard working
- Must be a team player
- Must have an outgoing personality as you will be interacting with patients
- Reliable approach and have a passion to start a career as a dental nurse
Possibility of ongoing employment and further development following completion of the dental nursing qualification.
- Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:
- Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
- Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
- End-Point Assessment (EPA)
- On the job training
We advise candidates to check the location of the setting before applying. If you are using public transport, please ensure you have researched the route and that a regular and reliable service is available. Your application will be rejected if you live too far away. For Dental Nursing, it is a requirement to have a course of Hepatitis B Vaccines and a clear enhanced DBS. Please also note that you will be required to undertake FIT mask testing to be a Dental Nurse.