Apprenticeships at Uxbridge College
Interested in a career as a Dental Nurse?
Apply today to become a Dental Nurse Apprentice and earn a wage as you learn!
What is a Dental Nurse?
They provide ‘chair-side support’ for the dental team, which includes dentists, dental therapists, hygienists and technicians.
How long does the apprenticeship take?
18 Months. You will spend 30 hours per week at work.
Whilst qualifications are not essential, applicants with GCSE qualifications (Grades A*-C) in Maths and English would be at an advantage.
Job duties include:
- Set-up and prepare the dental surgery treatments
- Clean, sterilise and maintain all equipment and working surfaces
- Ensure safe disposal of sharps and clinical waste
- Maintain patient dental records
- Escort patients from the waiting room to the surgery, confirming the medical history is up-to-date and warning the dentist of any problems that he/she has noted
- Assist in all clerical and administrative duties as required by the Principal Dentist
- Meet and greet clients in a friendly and efficient manner and book appointments either face-to-face to by telephone.
On successful completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship (equivalent to two A Level passes), you will be able to register with the British Association of Dental Nurses and the General Dentistry Council. This allows you to work legally in the sector and can lead to progression in other roles e.g. Senior Dental Nurse, Hygienist, Therapist, Practice Manager.