DIPLOMA IN DENTAL NURSING
|Title||Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing|
|QCF/NVQ Level||NVQ 3||Awarding Body||City and Guilds|
|Mode of Study||One day a week class 14 hours in work placement||Credit Value||48|
|Fees and Finance||Duration||9-12 Months|
Dental nurses are essential across the dental industry. They contribute significantly to the care of patients undergoing dental treatment and are vital members of the dental team. They act as a chaperone and the second appropriate person in the dental surgery. There are varied job roles once you are qualified to working in a dental training, dental hospital or community dental services.
The Prime College has the City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma Dental Nursing a worldwide recognised the qualification that would suit anyone who would like to develop a career in dental nursing. Once you become a qualified dental nurse and wish to pursue your career further you can become a dental hygienist, dental therapist, practice manager, dental tutor and dental assessor and you can work in general dental practices, in hospitals and with the community dental service, and also pursue a career in the armed forces. You would also be able to do a degree with certain universities then this course is for you.
Course Objectives:Our dental nurse course is designed to get all students to achieve their City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing so that you can work as a qualified dental nurse and complete your General Dental Council (GDC) Registration and continue on your dental career pathway.
Who is the course for?If you want to train and start your career to become a qualified Dental Nurse and are able to attend the academy one day a week and also to be able to work in the Dental Surgery with a placement for a minimum of 15 hours a week then this course is for you. dental hygienist, dental therapist, practice manager, dental tutor and dental assessor and you can work in general dental practices.
Course Structure & Assessment (What will I Study):
The qualification consists of 15 compulsory units and 4 synoptic multiple choice exams and the whole qualification is worth 48 credits.
Students of dental nurse course can progress through the qualification by completing each of the units by completing a portfolio of evidence and using various methods of evidence to complete this, observations, workbooks, assignments, professional discussions, reflective accounts and witness testimonies.
Students of dental nurse course will achieve this by attending college to receive the knowledge required for each unit and being assessed by the academy’s assessor in their workplace.
The core topics that you will cover for the qualification is Health and safety, Cross infection, the roles and responsibilities of the dental nurse, preparing and maintain the clinical environment, assessment of the patient’s oral health, radiography, prevention of dental diseases, provision of prostheses, oral surgery, provide information to patients on protection of their oral health.