2 year Higher Certificate in Dental Nursing at Drogheda Institute of Further Education

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The new 2 year Higher Certificate in Dental Nursing at Drogheda Institute of Further Education  includes specialist modules in dental nursing theory & practice to ensure graduates have the necessary skills to support members of the Dental Healthcare team across dental treatments.

2 year Higher Certificate in Dental Nursing at Drogheda Institute of Further Education

This course is aimed at students wishing to gain a nationally recognised qualification in Dental Nursing. The course will provide learners with the necessary skills to support other members of the Dental Healthcare team across the full range of dental treatments.

Learners will undertake a range of specialist modules in dental nursing theory and practice to develop the knowledge and skills to provide chair side support to dental professionals and deliver a high level of patient care.

Course Content

  • Foundations of Practice
  • Clinical Dentistry
    • Dental Materials & Equipment
    • Prosthodontics
    • Minor Oral Surgery
    • Dental Charting
  • Dental Nursing Theory & Practice
  • Dental Ethics, Communication & Team Working
  • Anatomy & Physiology – Oral & Systemic
  • Professional Development
  • Health Promotion
  • Dental Management & Leadership
  • Innovation in Dentistry
  • Work Experience
  • PHECC First Responder

AboutDrogheda Institute of Further Education

Drogheda Institute of Further Education provide further education courses of the highest quality to school leavers, and adults returning to education.

Highly dedicated and experienced staff are on hand to guide the students through almost 40 courses in a variety of disciplines. Modern facilities in every area ensure that students become familiar with the technology of the workplace. Close liaison with employers also ensures that courses are relevant and up to date.

Courses are validated by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and other recognised professional bodies thus facilitating the transition either to employment or further study.

Drogheda Institute of Further Education provides courses in the following disciplines:

Further Education courses

Art, Design & Technology

  • Motor Vehicle Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Handcrafted Furniture Making
  • Construction Technology
  • Fashion Design (Portfolio Preparation)
  • Art, Craft & Design (Portfolio Preparation)
  • Multimedia

Business, Humanities & IT

  • Business with Accounting
  • Office Administration
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Systems and Networks
  • Games Development
  • Business with Advanced I.T.
  • Pre-University Arts
  • Pre-University Law

Sports, Leisure & Tourism

  • Beauty and Holistic Therapy (Year 1)
  • Beauty Therapy (Year 2)
  • Hairdressing (Year 1)
  • Hairdressing Senior Trade (Year 2)
  • Tourism with Business
  • Tourism with Airline Studies
  • Outdoor Sport and Recreation
  • Sport, Recreation and Exercise
  • Sports Injury Treatment
  • Sports, Recreation and Exercise (Level 6)
  • Culinary Arts
  • Advanced Culinary Arts (Professional Cookery)

Community & Health Care

  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Early Childhood Care & Education with Special Needs
  • Early Childhood Care & Education (Level 6)
  • Healthcare Support
  • Nursing Studies
  • Applied Social Studies
  • Pre-Paramedic

Applied Science

  • Dental Nursing
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science & Pharmacy Skills
  • Pre-University Science
  • Pre-University Food Science
  • Animal Care
  • Animal Science (Level 6)


Steven Galvin

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