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Dental Nursing Level 3 Diploma at Mediprospects

Course description

This qualification will help you gain the skills, experience and qualifications for working within the dental sector, which is facing severe skills and staffing shortage.

Dental Nurses are the first, most important and last point of contact for those seeking any kind of dental treatment. They are the main interface between the dentist and the patient. Dental Nurses support dentists and the other people who look after your teeth – covering varied duties such as sterilising instruments to reassuring nervous patients, maintaining appointments and managing paperwork.

Course content

The Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing will equip you with the essential skills necessary for different types of work in hospitals, dental surgeries, private clinics or cosmetic surgeons’ surgeries. The course covers tasks performed by a dental nurse or assistant and will help develop a professional working style, safe working practices, awareness of the work environment and communicating effectively with colleagues and customers.

This new insight and added learning will not only improve your motivation and morale, but will make YOU the instrument of bringing best practice to your place of work, will open up significantly better prospects for promotion, give you deeper job-satisfaction, a recognition of your skills and expertise – in short make you a far more valuable employee.

You will cover areas such as:

  • Reducing health and safety risks
  • Providing basic life support
  • Preparing and maintaining environments, instruments and equipment for clinical dental procedures
  • Offering information and support to individuals on on their oral health
  • Contributing to the production of dental images
  • Providing chair-side support during the extraction of teeth and minor oral surgery


You will be assessed using a combination of assignments, online tests, oral questioning, a portfolio of evidence and by practical demonstration and observation of your on-the-job activities. You will attend classes for a few hours three or four times a week, and spend some time on a work placement where you can be assessed and observed. If you are not in employment, we will arrange a work placement for you.

Future opportunities

Employment prospects are very good – dental nurses are always in demand.

Acquiring the Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing is the first step in what could be an exciting career within dentistry. Per current rules, a MINIMUM qualification, such as the Level 3 Diploma is a mandatory requirement to work in a Dental Surgery as a Dental Nurse and for registration with the General Dental Council (GDC) which will enable you to practice as a fully-qualified dental nurse.

There are many different specialist careers within dentistry and dental nursing is usually a requirement for those wishing to become a Dental Hygienist or Dental Therapist. You could progress on to sectors within the dental field like, Dental Sedation Nurse, Oral Health, Dental Radiography, Orthodontic Nursing, Dental hygiene or therapy or Dental technology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mediprospects directly.

Last updated date: 07 August 2015
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