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Level: 2

Location: Workplace

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Diploma in Dental Nursing equips learners with knowledge and skills both in direct chairside work and in providing support in a range of dental treatments. You will learn about various aspects of dental nursing including:

•First aid essentials
•Providing chairside support to patients for a number of procedures
•Contributing to the production of dental images

You will learn on the job in the work environment. On successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to register with the GDC as a dental nurse.


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, you should be employed as a dental nurse and should demonstrate that you have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualification successfully. You need to be aged at least 16.

Course Content

You'll cover subjects such as:

• Emergency first aid
• Preparing and maintaining environments, instruments, and equipment for clinical dental procedures
• Providing chairside support to patients for a number of procedures
• Management of oral health diseases.


How will I be assessed?

Some assessment will take place in the workplace and will include a portfolio of evidence to meet the competence units in the qualification. There are also four knowledge units that are assessed by individual online tests. Observations are undertaken by an appointed assessor




Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

£2,225, which can be financed by a student loan.

What can I do after this course?

This qualification can help you to progress in - or to - a number of roles such as:
• Dental hygienist
• Dental nurse
• Dental technician
• Dental therapist.

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