1Course Overview

Dental Nurse Assistant Level 3

Course code: ABC953

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Is your desired career becoming a dental nurse assistant? Well now you can learn the skills and knowledge you need, from home!

  • Explore the role of a dental nurse and identify their responsibilities
  • Consider health and safety in the dental setting 
  • Understand how teeth are noted and basic tooth anatomy
  • Investigate oral health care and promote/prevent this to patients
  • Understand variants of dental charting
  • Learn about patient care before, during and after treatment

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

You choose whether you want to study this course online or as a course pack. All your materials will then be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 60,000 students that already have!

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2Course Content
Unit 1: Introduction to the role and responsibilities of the dental nurse (30 GLH)
  • 1.1 Role and responsibilities
  • 1.2 professional bodies and standards
  • 1.3 Attributes
  • 1.4 Different roles
Unit 2: Health and safety (30 GLH)
  • 2.1 Health and Safety
  • 2.2 Hazards
  • 2.3 Dealing with hazards
  • 2.4 Developing plans 
Unit 3: Anatomy of teeth and tooth structures (30 GLH)
  • 3.1 Dentition of teeth
  • 3.2 Functions
  • 3.3 Components
  • 3.4Anatomy
  • 3.5 Periodontium
Unit 4: Oral health and disease (30 GLH)
  • 4.1 Promote a healthy mouth
  • 4.2 Signs and symptoms of disease
  • 4.3 Oral diseases
  • 4.4 Role of the hygienists and treatments they offer
Unit 5: Dental charting (30 GLH)
  • 5.1 Dental charting
  • 5.2 Abbreviations
  • 5.3 teeth and tooth surfaces
  • 5.4 Periodontal charting
Unit 6: Patient care (30 GLH)
  • 6.1 Medical Emergencies
  • 6.2 Patient Medical Records
  • 6.3 Dental Teamwork
  • 6.4 Patient Complaints
3Other Information

This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

This course will take you 12 months to complete.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away! 

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

This course does not lead to registration with the General Dental Council. 


Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course. Although it would be advisable to have a good level of English and Maths and ideally a science such as biology at level 2.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
  • * Not included with the online study option

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. This will be graded in accordance with Open Study College policy. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Dental Nurse Assistant Level 3 Certification.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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  • I have 3 years of UK address history
  • I am currently employed or self-employed
  • With a minimum annual income of £5,000
  • I am not bankrupt or in an IVA (Individual Voluntary Agreement)
  • I have a UK bank account capable of paying direct debits
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