Dental Nursing

In addition to providing apprenticeships for dental nurses we offer a range of commercial courses to support them to develop additional skills.

In addition to supporting personal development this training will improve efficiency, having a well-trained team who are able to complete a range of tasks to a high standard.


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    Impression taking for Dental Nurses

    The impression taking course provides dental nurses with the knowledge and skills they need to take impressions under the prescription of a dentist or clinical dental technician, benefiting both the practice and the learners. The course comprises a one-day workshop followed by a portfolio of impressions to be completed under supervision in the practice.

    At the end of the course, you will be able to:

    • Understand the theory behind impression taking and the materials used and become competent in taking different types of dental impressions on patients under the prescription of a dentist.
    • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of dental impression materials
    • Select the appropriate impression material and impression tray for a range of patients
    • Demonstrate competency in safety and effectively taking dental impressions under the prescription of a dentist
    • Recognise GDC scope of practice regarding informed consent
    • Demonstrate good infection control whilst taking dental impressions

    Level 3 Diploma in dental Nursing

    All practising Dental Nurses must be registered with the General Dental Council and obtain an approved qualification, such as this Level 3 Diploma. The Diploma can be completed as part of an apprenticeship or as a standalone qualification. It is delivered through a combination of training, classroom-based lessons at one of our centres across the Midlands, self-study and activities in the workplace.

    Topics covered include:

    • Firs Aid essentials
    • Reducing risks to health and safety in the dental setting
    • The roles and responsibilities of a dental nurse
    • Preparing and maintaining environment, instruments, and equipment for clinical dental procedures
    • Providing chairside support for a range of activities
    • Contributing to the production of dental images
    • Providing information and support to patients on the protection of their oral health
    • Principles of infection control in the dental environment
    • Assessment of oral health and treatment planning
    • Dental radiography