HNC Dental Nursing

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This course will provide the underpinning knowledge, skills and expertise to register with the General Dental Council as a qualified Dental Nurse. This course includes a practice placement within a dental setting to develop enhanced skills, knowledge and expertise. 


Successful completion of Level 6 in Dental Nursing.

Or two Highers at Grade C or above, one of which should be English.

Participation at an information session, skills assessment and interview forms part of the selection criteria.

Your place on the course will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Scotland check in the form of an enhanced PVG.   

You will be required to be immunised in line with Occupational Health's recommendation.


On this course, you will cover the following topics:

  • Dental Anatomy
  • Dental Charting Systems
  • Conservative Dentistry
  • Dental Radiography
  • Endodontic Treatment
  • Minor Oral Surgery
  • Health and Safety
  • Decontamination and Cross Infection Control
  • Signs, Symptoms, Causes of Oral Disease
  • Prevention and Treatment of Oral Disease

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Where can I go from here?

Graduates of this course will be able to go directly into the following courses: