This framework aims to provide the skills and knowledge required to become competent to work as a Dental Nurse. The role of a Dental Nurse is regulated by the General Dental Council and an individual can apply to join the register upon satisfactory completion of a registerable qualification. The City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing and the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice of Dental Nursing are registerable qualifications.
Dental Nurses provide ‘chair-side support’ for the clinical team including Dentists, Dental Therapists, Hygienists, Clinical Dental Technicians and others. Apprentices gain the new skills and learning they need to carry out these jobs as well as preparing them for future employment and career progression.