Level 3 Diploma In Dental Nursing
What does the Dental Nurse role entail?
A dental nurse is an essential part of the dental team, helping to ensure that the patient is well cared for. As a dental nurse it is important to be friendly, calm and efficient and have a reassuring and welcoming manner.
A dental nurse works closely with the dentist, providing assistance throughout a patient’s visit. Assisting the dentist encompasses a wide range of procedures from preparing the various materials required and ensuring the proper instruments and equipment are available, to cleaning and sterilising the used instruments. Additional duties may include helping the dentist to record information about the patient’s oral health, processing radiographs and stock control.
In general dental practice, a dental nurse’s duties may also including helping at reception – making appointments, getting involved in the administration of the practice and collecting money. The roles that are undertaken vary depending upon the individual practice and interests of the nurse.
It will be beneficial if you have GCSE's Maths and English grade 9-4 (A*-C) however this is not a requirement. If you do not have these grades you will be expected to complete functional skills in these areas alongside the Dental Nurse qualification.
After gaining a qualification in dental nursing, there are various options available for further training, which allow dental nurses to undertake additional responsibilities. These include post-qualification certificates in oral health education, radiography, and conscious sedation.
Many dental nurses obtain further qualification and training as dental hygienists, dental therapists, dental technicians or even becoming a dentist.
Do you want to become a Dental Nurse?
If you live in the North West of England and you want to persue a career in Dental Nursing, the apprenticeship programme is the route for you. Dentrain Professionals Ltd will offer support in helping you to find a suitable practice for you to attain your practical training. We have practices in many areas looking for apprentices, please visit our vacancies page to find out more.
If there is a vacancy which is of interest for you or maybe you are working in a practice already and Dentrain Professionals Ltd is your chosen provider please contact us via the contact us page and forward your CV.
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