Dental Nursing - Advanced Apprenticeship
Faculty of Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services Level 3 Hele Road site Up to 2 years

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

A Dental Nurse Apprentice will assist other dental health professionals, providing chair side support and a high level of patient care. You will work in a variety of clinical environments and the apprenticeship will reflect all aspects of clinical responsibilities and duties of a Dental Nurse’s role.  You will be provided with the relevant qualification to apply to the General Dental Council (GDC) for professional registration as a dental nurse.

What topics will I study?

Topics include:

  • Learn the basic principles of a population health care approach, including oral and general health care
  • Understand commonly used dental materials and equipment, their uses and applications, handling, storage and disposal
  • Learn how to recognise the range and functions of normal human structures
  • Advise patients on oral health maintenance 
  • Support members of the dental health care team in the delivery of health care advice and preventative support
  • Prepare and maintain the clinical environment before, during and after dental procedures
  • Put patients’ interests first and act to protect them

What experiences will I get?

You will be employed in the sector as a dental nurse and will be gaining on the job knowledge and experience.

What are the entry requirements?

Maths and English GCSE, grade C/4 (or equivalent).  If you do not have these qualifications our team will support you to gain these skills alongside your apprenticeship.

What facilities are there?

  • Our dedicated staff have a wealth of experience and expertise, having all worked in the sector, which will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in your career.
  • Learn within a nurturing environment where you are given the opportunity to reach your full potential.

What can the course lead on to?

Some apprentices go into employment working within a private or public health practice.

Are there any additional costs?

You will be required to wear a uniform as part of your job role and there may be resources that you will be required to purchase.

What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

What will this training cost me?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. Please contact a Training and Recruitment Advisor on 01392 400800 for more information.


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