NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

Online Dental Nursing course in London.

Course Name: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice of Dental Nursing.

This qualification is crafted with the General Dental Council (GDC) learning outcomes and Skills for Health National Occupational Standards.

The GDC has confirmed approval of the qualification which is listed on their website and on completion, learners will be able to apply for a registered dental nurse with the GDC.

This qualification can also be taken as part of the Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Standard (England) and as part of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Health (Dental Nursing) framework in Wales.

Learning Methodology

The qualification focuses on internet learning with direct chair-side work and support during a range of dental treatments. It encompasses the underpinning ethics, professionalism, teamwork and communication required to work as a dental nurse. Assessment is done through assignments.

Course Suitability

All those who wish to work as a dental nurse or trainee dental nurse and who wish to obtain a dental nursing qualification leading to GDC registration.

Entry Requirements

Learners should be at least 16 years old. Learners should be ensure that they have the necessary underpinning knowledge before entering a placement/the workplace. No any qualification or working experiences is required.

Placement Availability

Learners will need to be working or on practical placement to be able to show competence in both knowledge and skills. It is recommended that a minimum of 16 hours per week be spent in a real work environment either in a part-time or full-time basis.

Course Duration

Learners can usually complete the standalone qualification, or if taken as part of an apprenticeship, in 18 months.

CACHE Course Units

Contribute to health and safety in the dental environment
Work within regulatory requirements in relation to the role of a dental nurse
Reflect on and develop own practice as a dental nurse
Prepare and maintain environments, instruments and equipment for clinical dental procedures
Promote oral health for individuals
Provide support during the assessment of individuals’ oral health
Contribute to the production of dental images
Provide support during the prevention and control of periodontal disease, caries and the restoration of cavities
Provide support during the provision of fixed and removable prosthesis
Provide support during non-surgical endodontic treatment
Provide support during the extraction of teeth and minor oral surgery procedures
Principles of infection control in the dental environment
Principles of infection control in the dental environment
Dental anatomy and assessment of oral health
Principles and techniques of dental radiography
Principles of managing oral disease and dental procedures
Understand ethics and professionalism in dental nursing
Understand ethics and professionalism in dental nursing

Career Scope After Completion

Learners may progress into employment as a Dental Nurse or to other career pathways including:

• Dental Hygiene and Therapy
• Dental Technician
• Practice Management
• Teaching and Assessing
• Lecturing

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