Nurses Certificate in Dentistry

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NEW FOR 2019!

The Nurses Certificate in Dentistry programme has been designed to provide veterinary nurses with the opportunity to access relevant and up to date knowledge of small animal dentistry and to use this knowledge to improve the treatment given to small animal patients in practice.

At the end of this programme you should be able to:

  • Assess small animal patient’s oral health and to demonstrate skills in recording their findings
  • Demonstrate good working knowledge of the safe anaesthesia of the patients requiring dental treatment
  • Undertake practical techniques relevant to a patient requiring dentistry including completing a dental examination chart, acquiring diagnostic dental radiographs and completing appropriate prophylactic treatment of dental patients
  • Appreciate the need for lifelong dental care and communicate the principles and importance of home oral care to dog-owning clients and colleagues through nurse clinics to promote and monitor active and passive home care


This certificate programme will:

  • Enhance your clinical skills and knowledge
  • Increase your confidence and job satisfaction
  • Enable you to gain an achievable and recognised qualification

This programme offers:

  • Flexible attendance options -– individual modules, paired modules or the entire programme
  • Easy payment options

Your journey through our Certificate programme Timings, assessment and learning support

This modular programme is made up of three two-day courses. The modules should ideally be followed in number order but for those veterinary nurses who are unable to attend the full course, attendance at individual modules is an option. For those wishing to complete the whole programme and sit the exam you must complete all three two-day modules within three years. You may take longer to attend all the modules but will not be eligible to sit the exam.

Comprehensive course notes are provided for each module. Refreshments are available throughout the day and lunch is included on all modules.

Access Requirements:

If you want to gain the NCert you must have been in practice for a minimum of one year and be RCVS registered.

You can attend the modules if you are not qualified or in practice, however, you will not be able to attain the NCert – see above.


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