Dental Nursing (5234)

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2016
The Diploma in Dental Nursing gives learners the knowledge and skills in dental nursing both in direct chairside work and providing support in a range of dental treatments. Learners will learn about various aspects of dental nursing including:

•First aid essentials.
•Providing chairside support to patients for a number of procedures.
•Contributing to the production of dental images.
This qualification will enable candidates to register with the GDC as a dental nurse.

Having completed this qualification, candidates may wish to work towards one of the many small qualifications available for continuing professional development, such as the Level 3 Certificate in Dental Decontamination (3130-31).
Dental nurses working in an oral healthcare setting. It is appropriate for learners aged 16 and over.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You'll cover things like:
• Emergency first aid
• Preparing and maintaining environments, instruments, and equipment for clinical dental procedures
• Providing chairside support to patients for a number of procedures
• Management of oral health diseases.

You will learn on the job in the work environment.

Some assessment will take place in the workplace and will include a portfolio of evidence to meet the competence units in the qualification. There are also four knowledge units that are assessed by individual online tests.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

This qualification can help you to progress in, or to, a number of roles such as:
• Dental hygienist
• Dental nurse
• Dental technician
• Dental therapist.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.
You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.
To find all the requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook from the Centre Documents section above.
No previous experience or qualifications are required other than to be working in an oral healthcare setting.

Level 3

This qualification will suit you if you are working in an oral health environment and have considerable knowledge and skills in relation to dental equipment, instruments and materials. You are able to work under minimum supervision as a key member of the oral healthcare team.  For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Sample onscreen Dental Nursing assessment
There is a sample assessment is provided for practice/demonstration purposes only. This enables candidates to get a feel of the assessment before accessing the live tests.

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Click here for the sample Dental Nursing test.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

This qualification can help you to progress in, or to, a number of roles such as:
• Dental hygienist
• Dental nurse
• Dental technician
• Dental therapist.

Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing (5234-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

  • Accreditation No: 601/2434/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 48 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 292 - 292 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 48 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 292 - 292 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing (5234-91)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

  • Accreditation No: 601/2434/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 48 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 292 - 292 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 48 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 292 - 292 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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