The Dental apprenticeship is available as a Level 3 Framework. Dental Nursing supports learners working in an oral health environment who have considerable knowledge and skills in relation to dental equipment, instruments and materials and who are able to work under minimum supervision as a key member of the oral healthcare team.
The Dental Nurse role complements the role of other dental professionals. One of the primary roles is to provide chair side support to dental professionals and deliver a high level of patient care. Dental Nurses may work in a variety of clinical environments and the Apprenticeship reflects all aspects of clinical responsibilities and duties of a dental nurse’s role and will provide the apprentice with the relevant qualification to apply to the General Dental Council (GDC) for professional registration as a dental nurse. The apprenticeships duration is 24months on program.