The qualification has been developed to reflect the changes and additions in Dentistry to keep up-to-date with current practices.  It has been designed with full imput from the General Dental council, the National Examination Board for Dental Nurses and Skills for Health.
This Diploma focuses on direct chair-side work and support during a wide range of dental treatments; the individual would need to have considerable knowledge and skills in relation to dental equipment, instuments, materials, equal opportunities and communication, backed up with sound underpinning knowledge or a range of dental treatment procedures, health emergencies, oral diseases and prevention, control of infection, radiology and health and safety at work.