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NVQ Dental Nursing Level 3

The information below is to help you decide if this particular level is right for you.

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As it happens, the Level 3 in NVQ Dental Nursing is the only option! So, to take this level you’ll need to be a dental nurse who provides direct chair-side assistance as well as patient care and support during a broad range of dental treatments. You will have a good knowledge of dental equipment, instrument, materials and techniques.

You will need to complete a total of 11 mandatory units to gain the full NVQ Dental Nursing:

  • Make sure the way you act reduce sthe risk to health and safety
  • Be self-critical and develop your practice
  • Provide basic life support
  • Prepare and help maintain the working environment, dental instruments, and all equipment used for clinical dental procedures
  • Give information and support to patients to help with their oral health
  • Provide chair-side patient support during the assessment of their oral health
  • Help to contribute to the production of dental radiographs
  • Provide patient chair-side support during the prevention and control of periodontal disease and caries, and the filling of cavities
  • Provide patient chair-side support during the provision of both fixed and removable dental appliances
  • Provide patient chair-side support during non surgical endodontic (root canal) treatment
  • Provide patient chair-side support during the extraction of teeth and minor dental surgery