High Street dentist “smiles” better with apprentice

Published on 28 September 2018

Careers in the fast-growing industry of dental health are now ‘open wide’ to those aged 16 and over at Bedford College – with the first “implant" being at High Street Dental in Bedford.

Dental Nursing Advanced Apprenticeships are on offer via the college for those aged 16+  during which time they will achieve a Diploma in Dental Nursing and be working a real surgery.

For those who perhaps need a year in college full-time to gain confidence before stepping out into the world of work, there is an Intermediate course leading to a City & Guilds qualification which will include work experience in dental practices.

Bedford College Director Karen Campbell said: “I have long wanted to see this training made available to young people and to help the industry which is crying out for new technical talent. This is a fantastic opportunity for everyone in Bedfordshire to support one of the fastest growing personal and medical services.”

Photographed here is L-R apprentice Sharhys, Karen Campbell with High Street Dental Practice Manager Daniel Melinte and Dr Raajuy Shah. In the chair is college dental programmes manager Sam Morgan. 

The Bedford College Group is the No 1 provider of career-related training opportunities in the region. Its 1,200 staff come from professional and industry backgrounds and the college works with 1,500 employers across Beds, Bucks and Northants. 

If you want know more about a career in dental heath go to www.bedford.ac.uk and find course details 

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