Principles & Practice of Dental Nursing

Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice of Dental Nursing

2 Years
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: 5 GCSE grade 4-5 or above including English & Maths

Course Info

This qualification focuses on direct chair side work and support during a range of dental treatments.

It encompasses the underpinning ethics, professionalism, teamwork and communication to work as a Dental Nurse.

This qualification will interest you if you are planning to work in the field of Dentistry. The course will cover aspects of and help develop knowledge on:

  • Health and safety in the dental environment.
  • Preparing and maintaining equipment and the dental environment.
  • Promoting oral health.

The course will also help develop key skills such as English and Maths and incorporate Learn to Learn and Work Related activities.


Teaching will include lectures, practical experience, external speakers and the support to attend a placement or working within a real working environment.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

5 GCSE grade 4-5 or above including English & Maths & preferably Science; age 19+ Level 2 in English and Level 2 in Maths