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Dental Nursing

Edinburgh College

Venues

Granton Campus

Content

This Dental Nursing course is for applicants wishing to train as a Dental Care Professional (DCP). This course will prepare you for the role of a dental nurse who is employed as part of the dental team. In particular, you will learn about the value of chair-side support to clinical team members during treatment sessions in a dental surgery.

Once you have successfully completed this qualification you are required to undertake further study with the PDA (Professional Development Award) in Dental Nursing. To undertake this PDA you are required to gain employment as a trainee Dental Nurse and complete your studies whilst working.

What you study:
Chair-Side Support; The Preparation of Instruments; Mixing of Dental Materials; Patient Comfort; Preparation and Maintenance of the Clinical Environment; Infection Control Guidelines; Recording of Clinical Charting; Maintaining Patient’s Records; Dental Radiographs

Entry Requirements

Dental and Oral Healthcare Preparing for Practice (Level 6).

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

Dental Nursing (PDA)

Start Date

August

Qualification

SVQ

Award

at SCQF Level 7

Study Method

Part time (day release)
Part time (day)

Course Length

36 weeks

Department

Health Professions and Social Services

SCQF Level

7

Career Area

Health and Medicine

Career Sectors

Alternative Medicine

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