We specialise in training people who are, or who wish to become, a registered Dental Nurse. Based within King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust which is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals.
The Dental Nurse training course provides:
- training to equip people to qualify as a Dental Nurse
- regular learning networks, seminars and courses that enable dental nurses to verify their Continuous Professional Development
- courses that allow dental nurses to develop their career and future development.
What is the role of a Dental Nurse?
Dental nurses work alongside dentists and assist in the care of patients. This ranges from helping with simple check ups to assisting with advanced specialist treatment. Working effectively as part of a team of professionals, and with all types of patients, is a key factor in the role. No two patients or procedures are the same, making this a varied and interesting role.
An important role of a dental nurse is to put people at ease and help them feel comfortable and relaxed during their visit. Dental nurses also provide advice and instruction to patients, helping them to improve their oral hygiene. Other responsibilities include preparing a range of dental materials for fillings and impression taking, sterilising instruments, providing chair-side support to the dentist, processing X-rays, updating patient’s records, and making sure health and safety standards in the surgery are maintained.
Dental Nurse Qualifications
To become a qualified dental nurse you must complete a dental nursing course that is approved by the General Dental Council (GDC). You can work as a trainee dental nurse before starting a dental nursing qualification.
We provide a range of ways to complete your dental nurse training, so you can find a training method that suits you. This includes full time, part-time, online, apprenticeship, and blended learning training towards the Diploma in Dental Nursing or the National Certificate in Dental Nursing.
Dental CPD Courses
Dental nurses, like all dental professionals, need to show evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). We run regular courses and seminars that enable dental nurses, and all dental professionals, to demonstrate CPD and maintain their registration with the General Dental Council.
Fully qualified dental nurses have a wealth of career options and possibility. We offer courses in specialist areas of dental nursing, allowing you to develop your career in many different ways.
We are one of the few UK training centres to offer all National Examining Board for Dental Nurses post-registration qualifications. We also provide a range of courses and seminars on subjects like orthodontic nursing, sedation nursing, special care dentistry and dental implant nursing. Dental nurses can also apply for therapies training if they wish to specialise in these areas.
As well as building their knowledge of different areas of dental nursing, many dental nurses use the skills they develop to move to a management role in a practice or hospital, or to become a trainer and assessor in a dental nurse education centre.