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DCP course directory 2014: the north-west

BDJ Team volume 1, Article number: 14074 (2014) | Download Citation

The University of Manchester School of Dentistry

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BSc Oral Health Science

Location: Manchester

Summary: Provides the skills to register with the GDC as a dental therapist or dental hygienist.

Length: Three years full time

Places available: 12

Telephone: 0161 306 0232

Manchester Metropolitan University

BSc (Hons) Dental Technology

Location: All Saints Campus, Manchester

Summary: Provides the skills to register with the GDC as a dental technician.

Length: Three years full time or 5-6 years part time, with the option to undertake a year in practice prior to the final year. This course is available with a foundation year.

Telephone: 0161 247 6969

The Greater Manchester School for Dental Care Professionals

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Location: Greater Manchester and Salford

Summary: Prepares candidates to take the Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy of the FGDP(UK), Royal College of Surgeons of England and register with the GDC as a dental hygienist and dental therapist.

Length: 27 months full time, commencing each January. Applications close in early July.

Places available: 10

Telephone: 0161 212 4809

University of Liverpool School of Dental Sciences

Combined Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Location: Liverpool

Summary: Leads to registration with the GDC as a dental hygienist and a dental therapist.

Length: 27 months full time. Applications open 1 September 2014 - 31 January 2015.

Telephone: 0151 706 5046

University of Central Lancashire

Cert HE Orthodontic Therapy

Location: Preston

Summary: Designed to train dental care professionals as orthodontic therapists. Students who successfully complete the coursework and examination elements will then undertake the Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy final exams offered by the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in order to register with the GDC as an orthodontic therapist.

Length: One year part time

Places available: 16

Telephone: 01772 895861

Certificate in Oral Health and Application of Fluoride Varnish

Location: Royton, Oldham

Summary: A short course for dental nurses wishing to extend their knowledge and scope of practice in providing oral health care advice and application of fluoride varnish.

Length: One term or five weeks, part time

Telephone: 0161 665 2882

Dentrain

Location: Bolton and the north-west

Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing (Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing)

Summary: On successful completion of the course and qualification, you will be able to register as a dental nurse with the GDC and work legally in a dental surgery. Four days a week in a dental practice combined with one day a week attending the Dentrain Training Centre.

Length: 15 month paid apprenticeship (see Dentrain website for more information)

NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing

Summary: Qualification for individuals working as a dental nurse, leading to GDC registration via completion of the theory, a record of experience and an exam at a centre near you.

Length: 10-12 months starting in June or January

Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

Location: For students working within a 30 mile radius of Bolton

Summary: Leads to the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing. For individuals working as a dental nurse. On successful completion of the course and qualification, you will be able to register as a dental nurse with the GDC and work legally in a dental surgery.

Length: 15 months; starts throughout the year.

Post-qualification courses - correspondence and classroom based

  • Certificate in oral health education

  • Certificate in sedation dental nursing

  • Certificate in dental radiography

  • Impression taking

  • Assessors TAQA C&G

  • Level 3 in education and training C&G

  • First aid at work

  • First aid at work refresher

  • Emergency first aid at work.

CPD courses

  • Radiography & Radiation Protection

  • Disinfection & Decontamination

  • Medical emergencies part 1

  • Medical emergencies part 2

  • Oral health promotion and preventive dentistry

  • Communication

  • Pain and anxiety control in dentistry

  • Dental drugs, materials, instruments and equipment

  • Oral surgery

  • Restorative dentistry

  • Assessing patients’ oral health needs and treatment planning

  • Patient care and management

  • Anatomical structures and systems relative to dental care

  • Legal and ethical issues in the provision of dental care

  • Oral disease and pathology

  • Orthodontic procedures.

For details of all Dentrain courses: www.dentrain.net

Telephone: 01204 528652

Training 2000

Location: Blackburn and Lancashire area

Dental nursing apprenticeships

Leading to the NEBDN Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

NEBDN Certificate in dental radiography

NEBDN Conscious sedation

NEBDN Oral health education

Telephone: 01254 54659

SMG Training

Location: Lancashire (online or classroom based)

Certificate in dental radiography

Certificate in dental sedation nursing

Certificate in oral health education (fluoride application and plaque indices)

Certificate in special care dental nursing

Certificate in orthodontic nursing

Prescribing and interpreting dental radiographs

Certificate in competency in impression taking

Certificate of competency in fluoride application

Details and more courses at: http://www.smgtraining.co.uk/

Telephone: 07967 531185

Aspiradent

Location: Based in Leeds but run courses at locations nationwide

Periodontal diagnosis, treatment planning and NSPT refresher

Local anaesthetic refresher

Prescribing and interpreting radiographs

Tooth whitening techniques

Hands on orthodontics for dental hygienists and therapists

Caries diagnosis and treatment planning

Implant care and maintenance

Clinical examination and assessment and recognition of oral lesions

Acute dental care

Standards for examination of the new patient and the recall patient

Telephone: 0800 024 8668

This is not an exhaustive list. BDJ Team also recommends checking your local colleges and the North Western Deanery courses page: http://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/dentistry/courses.php. You can also find a number of online course providers using an Internet search engine.

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