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Course summary

Course overview: This course is ideal if you are looking to pursue a career in dental nursing. You study the foundations of dental care and learn and develop practical skills specific to your profession. The course is perfect if you want to gain an academic qualification while providing support to the dental team and reassurance to patients in our student dental facility and on dental practice placement. The role of a dental nurse includes: providing reassurance and support to patients, preparing and maintaining the clinical environment, providing a high standard of cross-infection control, assisting with taking and processing dental radiographs, preparing instruments, materials, medicaments and equipment, recording assessments spoken by the dental team, assisting the dental team throughout all aspects of dentistry. As with all healthcare professionals the public place a high level of expectation and trust in their dental nurse. So to work in this sector it is essential that you are able to demonstrate the core values embedded within the NHS Constitution: working together for patients, respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives, everyone counts. Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you may be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends. Please note 100% attendance is expected during this programme. On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to register with the General Dental Council as a dental nurse. After the course: Opportunities are available for employment within NHS and private dental practices, hospitals and in the community. Once qualified you can work in the UK and overseas as a dental nurse. Successful completion gives you the opportunity to further your career if you wish and progress to study the BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and various other career opportunities.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course page link provided (or visit www.tees.ac.uk).

Assessment method

Access assessment information through Teesside University’s website using the course page link provided (or visit www.tees.ac.uk).

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • General Dental Council

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B751
Institution code:
T20
Campus name:
Teesside University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £6150 Year 1
England £6150 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6150 Year 1
Scotland £6150 Year 1
Wales £6150 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK here: tees.ac.uk/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education authority: gov.uk/student-finance.
Dental Nurse Practice at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS