The University of Manchester School of Dentistry
BSc Oral Health Science
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
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
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
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
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.
Radiography & Radiation Protection
Disinfection & Decontamination
Medical emergencies part 1
Medical emergencies part 2
Oral health promotion and preventive dentistry
Pain and anxiety control in dentistry
Dental drugs, materials, instruments and equipment
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
For details of all Dentrain courses: www.dentrain.net
Telephone: 01204 528652
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
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
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.
If you would like your course or education provider to be included in BDJ Team, please send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org. The August 2014 BDJ Team will focus on Wales.
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