Trainee Dental Nurse

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This is a fantastic opportunity to progress into an exciting dental career in a busy dental practice which is looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dental team.

Duties will include assisting in the provision and delivery of dental care to patients, reception duties and decontamination/sterilising in the surgery.

In-house training will be given by an experienced team and the Apprenticeship qualification will be provided in the workplace.

The ideal candidate will have grade C’s GCSE or above in English and Maths. They must be organised, with good communication skills, be computer literate, keen to learn, be of smart and professional appearance at all times and have a positive attitude.

Ardleigh Green Dental Clinic are looking to recruit a hardworking, reliable and enthusiastic person who wants to develop a career in dental nursing.

We are a friendly and well established practice in Hornchurch and are looking for someone to join our growing team.

Our ideal candidate would have a professional approach with a mature and hardworking attitude. They would provide excellent patient care and show commitment to their work.

As a dental nurse your duties would include;

• Providing chair side assistance to the dentist
• Ensure the care and welfare of patients
• Preparing and maintaining the clinical environment
• Sterilisation of instruments
• Mixing materials
• Charting on the computer
• Complying with strict cross infection procedures
• Developing digital x-rays
• Ensure adequate stocks of materials are within the surgery
• Carrying out some reception and administrative tasks

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3
Functional Skills in English and Maths
Health and Safety
Equality and Diversity
First Aid at Work


There are good career progression opportunities for example; Hygienist & Practice Management and many other industry professions for the right person.


Ardleigh Green Dental Clinic are a well-established practice in Hornchurch, delivering NHS and Private treatments to its patients.

GCSE Maths and English Grade C and above (or equivalent)
(Qualification will be checked before your application is submitted to the employer).
An initial assessment for Maths and English is also required.

The successful candidate must be reliable, organised, with good communication skills, computer literate, and keen to learn. You must be of a smart and professional appearance at all times, wearing a clean, presentable uniform and have a positive attitude.

Q1 Why do you want to be a dental nurse?
Q2 What are your 5 year goals?

£4 -£6 per hour