Dental Nursing

Dental Nursing

Our Level 3 qualification is recognised for registration with the General Dental Council and is an essential requirement for dental nurses. At Shape you will receive high quality training & gain practical experience in a local dental practice.

Duties include:

  • Supporting the dentist & making the patient comfortable.
  • Preparing instruments and materials for dental procedures & assisting with x-rays.
  • Maintaining a high standard of infection control & health & safety.
  • Making appointments & taking payments


On completion of your Level 3 you will be a qualified Dental Nurse. You may also progress onto higher education (via an access course) to study Dental Hygiene, Dental Therapy and other courses.

Further Education at SHAPE TRAINING

Which jobs could I pursue?


Level 3 Dental Nursing

Level 3 Work based Apprenticeship

Dental Nurse

Orthodontic Dental Nurse

Orthodontic Therapist

Lead Dental Nurse

Hygiene and Therapy

Practice Manager

Practice Coordinator

Assessor / Tutor


Depending on your previous grades you may need to study English and Maths.  These are essential skills that all employers value.  Your facilitator can answer any questions you have regarding this.  


We want to help you develop real skills for real jobs.  That’s why we work closely with a wide range of employers to ensure all our courses give you the skills that they are looking for in their future employees.  We know that getting real experience of your chosen field is vital that’s why we build practical skills and hands on work experience into our Dental Nursing courses.


You’ll get the opportunity to develop a range of additional skills including the ability to work independently and as part of a team, putting together and delivering presentations, organisation and research skills.

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