If you already work as a trainee dental nurse and want to develop your skills, this course will give you the knowledge you need to progress to the next stage. The course is designed to fit around your practice job. If you're successful you'll be able to register with the General Dental Council.
During the course you'll cover the following topics:
- Medical emergencies
- Dental examination and anatomy
- Cross infection control
- Oral health education
- Root canal treatments
- Dental radiographs (x-rays)
- Support during teeth extraction and minor oral surgery
- Support for provision of fixed and removable prosthesis.
You'll also learn about employer rights and responsibilities and study functional skills in maths and English. At the end of the course you'll receive a Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.
The name of the course, as it appears on your qualification or certificate, will be Dental Nursing Apprenticeship
A mixture of workplace and college-based observation, portfolio building and online exams.
To become an apprentice with us, you must:
- Already be employed as a trainee dental nurse
- Be 16 or older
- Be legally allowed to work in the UK
- Have lived in the UK for the last three years
- Have no qualifications at Level 4 or higher eg a HNC.
Our team will discuss with you any items you need to complete the course. This could include college materials or uniform and pieces of equipment for work.
Your new qualification will help you progress in your career as a dental nurse. You could use it to develop your role in your current workplace, or as a foundation for further study. You'll be able to talk to your apprenticeship adviser about the options available to you.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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