The dental nurse works within the dental team to provide oral health care for a patient. As a dental nurse, you will come into close contact with patients of all ages who may be anxious and in need of support and reassurance. Good communication and a friendly manner are essential.
You are expected to assist the dentist in all aspects of patient care. This will range from sterilising and preparing instruments, mixing materials and ensuring the patient is comfortable. You may also assist the dentist with various procedures such as minor oral surgery and extractions.
We offer two dental nursing course
- The Advanced Apprenticeship in Health (Dental Nursing), full time course accredited by City and Guilds of London
- The National Certificate for Dental Nurses, a part time course accredited by The National Examining Board for Dental Nurses.
Our dental nursing courses are based at the dental hospital in Leeds Dental Institute and are funded by Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust NHS.
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