Are you working in a dental practice as a dental nurse and need to gain a formal qualification? If so, this course will be suitable for you. Our aim is to provide underpinning knowledge to meet the required specification as set out by the awarding body. To prepare and qualify students to register with the General Dental Council and work in dental clinical areas.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

On successful completion of this course you may wish to consider studying for the Certificate in Oral Health, Certificate in Radiography or studying further to become a Dental Therapist.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You need to be employed/volunteering in a Dental Practice and working chairside for a minimum of 21 hours per week.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
HAN3PD0082 07/09/2020 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Course content

Course Content 

The course covers:

  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Emergencies in the dental surgery
  • Legal and ethical issues in the provision of dental care
  • Anatomical structures and systems relative to dental treatment
  • Oral disease and pathology
  • Patient care and management
  • Assessing patients' oral health needs and treatment planning
  • Oral health promotion and preventative dentistry
  • Chairside restorative dentistry, periodontal disease prosthetics and endodontics
  • Oral surgery
  • Orthodontic procedures
  • Dental drugs, materials, instruments and equipment
  • Infection control
  • Radiography

Students will be expected to do a lot of self-study, keep a logbook and attend tutorials.

The course includes 4 exams.

The employer will be expected to give guidance and mentoring as well as support their employee with their logbook.

More info

Start Day/Time 

September 2021   Thursday 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Please contact us for more information.

Duration 

15 Months

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Diploma

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds

Curriculum Area 

Applied Science, Care and Foundation Studies - Science, Access and Counselling

More about the course 

Please call 01202 205718 for further information or email ninkovica@bpc.ac.uk

Duration 

15 Months

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Diploma

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds