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Dental Nursing Diploma Handbook


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Dental Nursing Diploma Handbook

  1. 1. Diploma in Dental Nursing – NEBDN | CACHE 12 & 18 Months Who are Dental Nurse? Dental Nurse are dental care professional who works as part of the dental team. A dental nurse supports the dentist in all aspect of patient care, this includes getting the appropriate instruments ready, mixing materials and ensuring patient comforts. Gaining the dental nurse qualification is the first step in a career within dentistry. 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. SKILLS AND QUALITIES OF A DENTAL NURSE.  Be genuinely interested in the welfare of your patient and have a friendly and sympathetic disposition  Have a high level of manual dexterity  Have a confident and reassuring manner and be able to relate well to a wide range of people including children and people with special needs  Have a flexible approach to work in order to cope with frequent changes in a busy environment  Have good organisation skills to manage the administrative aspect of the job Skills and Qualities required for a Dental Nursing
  2. 2. NEBDN LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN DENTAL NURSING 12 Months Syllabus UNIT SUB-UNITS CLINICAL Foundations of Practice Patient Assessment Assisting with Patient Management Patient and Public Safety Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Competently Assisting with Treatment PROFESSIONALISM Patients and the Public Ethical and Legal Teamwork Professional Development of Yourself and Others COMMUNICATION Patients, Relatives and Careers including harder to reach groups The team and the wider healthcare environment Generic communication skills MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP Managing Self Working with others Managing the internal environment Other internal management issues Recommended Books  Basic Guide to Anatomy and Physiology for Dental Care Professionals Carole Hollins ISBN 978-0-470-65611-2  H Levison Textbook for Dental Nurses 11 Edition ISBN 978-1-118-50044-6  Questions & Answers for Dental Nurses C Collins Blackwell ISBN 978-0-470-  67090-3  NVQ’s for Dental Nurses Blackwell Caroline Hollins ISBN 978-470-67090-3  Advanced Dental Nursing 2nd Edition ISBN 978-1-4051-9267-5 Fee Structure Course Registration Fee £500 College Fee £1,500 Total Fee £2,000
  3. 3. NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice of Dental Nursing 18 Months Online Course Syllabus UNIT CODE UNITS F/505/8337 Contribute to health and safety in the dental environment J/505/8338 Work within regulatory requirements in relation to the role of a dental nurse L/505/8339 Reflect on and develop own practice as a dental nurse J/505/8341 Prepare and maintain environments, instruments and equipment for clinical dental procedures F/505/8340 Promote oral health for individuals L/505/8342 Provide support during the assessment of individuals’ oral health R/505/8343 Contribute to the production of dental images Y/505/8344 Provide support during the prevention and control of periodontal disease, caries and the restoration of cavities D/505/8345 Provide support during the provision of fixed and removable prosthesis H/505/8346 Provide support during non-surgical endodontic treatment K/505/8347 Provide support during the extraction of teeth and minor oral surgery procedures M/505/8348 Principles of infection control in the dental environment K/505/8350 Dental anatomy and assessment of oral health M/505/8351 Principles and techniques of dental radiography T/505/8352 Principles of managing oral disease and dental procedures A/505/8353 Understand ethics and professionalism in dental nursing D/504/6101 First aid essentials What related qualifications can you progress to? Learners can progress to a range of qualifications in the following areas: • specialist dental nursing roles • dental hygiene or therapy • dental technology • teaching dental nursing • dental practice management Advice to students Students are advised that we do not guarantee employment. However the Centre will assist you in your own efforts to locate suitable employment. Though study materials and instruments are provided students are advised to purchase recommended books and equipment. All students should expect to undergo a basic literacy test before given a place on the course. It is advisable that students take the time to visit our Centre in order to discuss what they need to do to qualify as a dental nurse. Fee Structure Course Registration Fee £500 College Fee £2,000 Total Fee £2,500
  4. 4. Forward Academic Team is a well organised and expanded Dental Nursing college. College learning centers are spread all across to the UK. College Centre Location Support Team Woolwich Centre 16 Beresford Street, Woolwich London SE18 6AY Our Support Team are available for 24x7. t: 02070180221 e: w: Harrow Centre Harrow College, Low Land Road, Harrow on the hills, HA1 3EQ Farnborough Centre Samuel Cody College, Ballantyne Road, Farnborough, GU14 8SN Basingstoke Centre Chute House, Church Street, Basingstoke, RG21 7QT Maidstone Centre South Park Pavillion, South Park, Armstrong Road, Maidstone, ME15 6AZ Folkestone Centre EastKent College, Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone, CT20 2TZ Swindon Centre St. Joseph’s Catholic College, Ocotal Ways, Swindon, SN3 3LR How to Qualify as a Dental Nurse? You must first study the Diploma in Dental Nursing at an accredited Training Centre who can then submit your name to (NEBDN) the National Examination Board for Dental Nurses for the National Examination. You will also need to have a total of 12 months’ chair side experience as a trainee dental nurse under the supervision of a qualified dentist who is registered with (GDC) the General Dental Council. Qualification is achieved when both of these elements are successfully completed. Upon successfully completing the final examination you must apply for GDC Registration. You should also be aware that the 12 months’ chair side experience or a portion of it must be done before the actual exam. All students wishing to take the national certificate will also need to complete a document called “The Record of Experience” Roe which is a log of completed assignment signed by qualified dentist who is registered with the general dental council.