Dental nurses support dentists in all aspects of patient treatment and care. On this 1-year CertHE Dental Nursing course, youâll get the knowledge and practical skills required to achieve safe beginner status, become a vital member of the dental team and register with the General Dental Council (GDC).
By completing this course, youâll be set to take on careers across the dental industry. You could work at a general dental practice, a hospital, with the community dental service or in the armed forces or continue your studies at diploma or degree level.
This course is fully accredited by the General Dental Council (GDC) and leads to registration with the GDC as a Dental Nurse.
**What you'll experience**
On this course, you'll:
- Build your team-working skills by studying alongside dental hygiene, dental therapy and undergraduate Kingâs College London Dental Institute students
- Use some of the best facilities for dental students in the country, with treatment bays and simulation technology that includes our Phantom Head skill lab, a full radiography suite andÂ an electronic patient records system
- Develop knowledge in a range of dental restorative and preventative procedures as well as the professional skills and behaviours that you need as a dental nurse
- Complete a programme of statutory and mandatory training as part of our commitment to the NHS, including the anatomy and physiology of the head and neck, body systems, and understanding health, safety and infection control
**Careers and opportunities**
What can you do with a Dental Nursing CertHE?
As a registered dental nurse, youâll be qualified to take on roles in any sector of the dental industry, including:
- general dental practice (NHS or private)
- corporate dental practice
- hospital dental services
- armed forces
- specialists dental practice
- health promotion
**What jobs can you do with a Dental Nursing CertHE?**
Roles our graduates have taken on include:
- dental nurse
- practice manager
- practice owner
After the course, you could also apply to study on our Diploma in Advance Dental Nursing, BSc (Hons) Advanced Dental Nursing, BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy degree or another post-registration course.
Our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job at the end of the course. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.
Year 1 core modules in this year include: Core Skills Training Framework, Foundation of Evidence Based Practice, Foundations of Dental Nursing Professional Practice, Fundamentals of Dental Nursing Practice, Science Informing Practice.
Youâll be assessed through examinations and coursework, and your clinical development and competency is assessed via an electronic software platform (LIFTUP). Youâll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
Application deadline details:
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