This course is your next step towards a rewarding career as a dental care professional. In order to become a dental nurse, you must meet the professional standards governed by the General Dental Council (GDC) which set out the code of conduct, performance and ethics that govern you as a worker in the sector. To become registered you will have to achieve two qualifications, the SVQ in Dental Nursing and the PDA in Dental Nursing at SCQF Level 7. This course is a natural progression route towards these courses.
What you will learn:
IT; Communications; Safe working practices in an oral health care environment; Dental procedures: instruments, materials and equipment; Dental care professionals: fitness to practice; Dental care professionals: reflective practice; Oral health assessment: an introduction; Dental patient care: an introduction.
Dental and Oral Healthcare; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview and written exercise.
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.
On successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to apply for SVQ Dental Nursing at SCQF Level 7.
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