If you’re interested in oral health and patient care and have a caring disposition this career could be perfect for you. Dental nurses assist dentists with all aspects of patient oral health care, from patients coming for a simple check-up to having advanced specialist treatment.
The Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing qualification includes the following:
As part of the course, you will learn about undertaking the following tasks:
Other duties you may undertake will include:
You can become a dental nurse by being employed as a trainee with a dental practice. Along with on-the-job training, you will attend Cheshire College – South & West for one evening a week for up to eighteen months. You will need to be assessed in the workplace by an appropriately trained assessor and successfully complete tutorials and online Evolve exams. To prove evidence of knowledge you will complete a portfolio of the various types of required evidence. The qualification we offer is approved by the General Dental Council (GDC). Once qualified, you will be able to register on the professional register at the GDC.
You should have a good level of general education.
You should possess the following key skills: