Dental Nursing

Dental Nurse Apprentice

With Hanford Dental Practice
Working in Stoke-On-Trent (view map)
Paying £166.00 per week
21 months duration

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About the apprenticeship

Duties will include:

  • Provide chairside assistance with the dentist, ensuring that the correct equipment is available
  • Keep all clinical areas and equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate according to the practice’s health and safety and infection control procedures and manufacturers' instructions
  • Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order
  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients
  • Accurately complete patient clinical records on the computer as directed and ensure they are accurately maintained and securely stored
  • Handle all substances in accordance with health and safety policies
  • Be familiar and comply with all health and safety rules and guidance, including PPE, COSHH, mercury handling, infection control, waste disposal etc.
  • Complete laboratory request forms, keep records of work sent, received and fitted
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery
  • Order new stock supplies as necessary
  • Liaise with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records
  • Attend and participate in practice meetings
  • Other duties as necessary for the efficient operation of the practice (perhaps including the duties of general cleaning as required)
  • Undergo training as may be required to develop skills and abilities
  • Attend refresher and update training for medical emergencies and CPR
  • Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct
  • Reception duties answering the phone in a professional manner, booking appointments using practice computers
  • Money processing and issuing receipts
Future Prospects

  • To become a Qualified Dental Nurse registered with General Dental Council