Extended Duties Courses

We provide the following Extended Duties courses:

Fluoride Application

This course is aimed at dental nurses who already hold a qualification in Oral Health and would like to be able to apply fluoride (on referral) as part of the preventive advice given to patients. The knowledge and theory is provided online, and the learner is asked to nominate an in-house supervisor for the practical stages. The course can be started at anytime and runs over a maximum of 12 weeks.

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Plaque Scoring

This course is aimed at dental nurses who already hold a qualification in Oral Health and would like to be able to undertake plaque scoring (on referral) as part of the preventive advice given to patients. The knowledge and theory is provided online, and the learner is asked to nominate an in-house supervisor for the practical stages. The course can be started at anytime and runs over a maximum of 10 weeks.

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Cone Beam CT

This is a programme aimed at dental care professionals who are qualified in dental radiography and wish to extend their knowledge to allow them to take images using CBCT equipment. This course contains information surrounding the legislation, safety and uses of Cone Beam technology however the practical application should be conducted in the workplace by a suitably trained individual. This course is run over a maximum of 2 weeks.

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Suture Removal

This course is available to all dental nurses who would like to assist in dental treatments by the removal of sutures following assessment by a dental surgeon. The knowledge and theory are provided online, and the learner is asked to nominate an in-house supervisor for the practical stages. The course can be started at anytime and runs over a maximum of 16 weeks.

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Dental Impression Taking

This course is aimed at all dental care professionals and provides training to allow the taking of dental impressions for all treatments. The knowledge and theory is provided online through two modules, and the learner is asked to nominate an in-house supervisor for the practical stages. The course can be started at anytime and runs over a maximum of 12 weeks.

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Application of Rubber Dam

This course is available to dental nurses who wish to assist in dental treatment by placing rubber dam. The knowledge and theory is provided online, and the learner is asked to nominate an in-house supervisor for the practical stages. The course can be started at anytime and runs over a maximum of 6 weeks.

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Our courses explained

DELTA has designed and developed a selection of courses to meet the needs of those dental care professionals who wish to progress in their chosen area of dentistry. This may be to move on to university or become competent, knowledgeable and experienced in their current role. Whatever the reason for training, we are happy to help.

All DELTA Extended Duties courses are studied at Level 2.

What is Level 2?

On completion of the course, the learner will display knowledge and understanding of facts, procedures and ideas in their area of study or field of work to complete well-defined tasks and address straightforward problems.

The learner can interpret relevant information and ideas and is aware of a range of information that is relevant to the area of study or work.

The learner can select and use relevant cognitive and practical skills to complete routine tasks and activities and address straightforward problems.

The learner will be able to identify how effective actions have been and apply reflection to their studies.

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) and Credits

Qualifications come in different sizes there are a few different terms to describe this.

  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH)
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT)
  • Credit

Guided Learning Hours: This indicates the time a Learner is being taught, instructed or participating in education or training under guidance or supervision of a tutor. This can also include assessment or exam time.

Total Qualification Time (TQT): The number of notional hours which represents an estimate of the total amount of time that a Learner might take to demonstrate achievement at the required level for the award of a qualification.

Credit: 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning time

Assessment

Each award is subject to a final independent assessment undertaken online at the end of the programme.