Our dental nurse training programmes will equip you with the skills and knowledge to enable you to become a valuable member of the dental team.
Both the Diploma in Dental Nursing Advanced Apprenticeship and the National Diploma for Dental Nurses are run throughout the year, with courses available in a classroom-based environment and via our online blended learning programme.
Our face to face dental nurse classes are held in our modern training centre in Finchley Central and we offer weekday, evening and Saturday classes. Classes are held by dedicated and experienced dental tutors. Trainee dental nurses are assessed by assessors with extensive dental nursing knowledge and experience. All Tempdent training staff are GDC registered, DBS checked and undertake regular training to enable them to provide the best learning experience and pass knowledge that will enable our learners to strive in their chosen dental careers.
Tempdent’s online dental nurse courses are so-called blended learning courses. This means that the majority of learning takes place online, using our online portal, where learners can access all resources - including webinars, handouts, audio and PowerPoint presentations - necessary in order to gain the knowledge to complete the dental nurse course successfully. Dental nurse students will also attend 3 regional workshops and will spend 2 days with their assessor at the workplace, where observations of treatments and various professional discussions will be carried out.
Whichever method of learning you choose, as a dental nurse trainee you will gain practical experience in the dental practice and your work will be underpinned by the knowledge gained on the course. Tempdent works closely with employers to ensure that these two aspects of your dental nurse training complement each other to help you achieve your maximum potential.
There are two options you can choose from when training to become a dental nurse. The National Diploma for Dental Nurses or the Diploma in Dental Nursing Advanced Apprenticeship. Both courses lead to nationally recognized level 3 qualifications, the prior comprising of a written examination, practical examinations and a written record of experience. The latter involves candidates passing 4 multiple choice examinations, building up a portfolio of coursework and observations whilst assisting with a range of treatments at the workplace.