Introduction to Dentistry Diploma Course

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Introduction to Dentistry Diploma Course

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Introduction to Dentistry Diploma Course
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What Will You Learn?

Dentistry is a form of medicine that deals with diagnosing, preventing, and treating diseases of the teeth, gums, and mouth. It’s a growing field, and there are many areas of specialisation within dentistry, each offering its challenges and rewards.

This course will familiarise you with dentistry and its roles within the profession. You’ll learn about dental anatomy and physiology, common dental procedures, the different types of dentistry, and approaches to patient care.

Discover the scope and development of dentistry as a profession and the role of dentistry in public health. Gain a greater understanding of the responsibilities, education requirements and personal qualities of those working within various dentistry roles.

Learn the basics of dental anatomy, physiology, and common dental procedures, including the examination (visual and x-rays), cleaning, fillings, extractions, crowns, bonding, and root canal.

Explore dental emergencies – looking at what constitutes an emergency and examining those caused by trauma, infection, and post-extraction haemorrhage.

Follow a detailed overview of tooth development and common paediatric dental and periodontal conditions, along with how to help a child feel less intimidated during their appointment.

Explore how teeth whitening is carried out, the procedures for fitting veneers and implants and performing gum lifts within cosmetic dentistry.

Examine a range of issues common in geriatric dentistry, the different types of dentures and how they are fitted, and recommendations for managing senior patients.

Finally, the course covers best practices for providing care to a diverse range of patients, including those with severe dental anxiety and patients with additional needs. We’ll also look at maintaining good oral hygiene and clinical practices designed to aid patient comfort and satisfaction.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of dentistry as a profession and the roles within it
  • Learn basic dental anatomy and physiology
  • Become familiar with common dental procedures
  • Explore different types of dentistry, including emergencies, paediatric, cosmetic, and geriatric
  • Learn about patient care and how treatment can be adjusted to suit various patients

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Overview
  • Part 2: The History of Dentistry
  • Part 3: Dental Instruments
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Dentist
  • Part 2: Dental Hygienist
  • Part 3: Dental Assistant
  • Part 4: Dental Technician
  • Part 5: Dental Specialisms
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Mouth and Teeth
  • Part 2: The Gums and Jawbone
  • Part 3: Saliva
  • Part 4: Nerves Controlling the Oral Cavity and Jaw
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Examination
  • Part 2: Dental Anaesthesiology
  • Part 3: Cleaning
  • Part 4: Fillings
  • Part 5: Extractions
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Crowns
  • Part 2: Bonding
  • Part 3: Bridges
  • Part 4: Root Canal
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Defining a Dental Emergency
  • Part 2: Emergencies Caused by Trauma
  • Part 3: Infections
  • Part 4: Other Acute Oral and Maxillofacial Conditions
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Overview
  • Part 2: Common Dental Problems in Children
  • Part 3: Methods for Making Treatment Easier for Children
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Teeth Whitening
  • Part 2: Veneers
  • Part 3: Implants
  • Part 4: Gum Lifts
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Dental Problems Common in Older Adults
  • Part 2: Dentures
  • Part 3: Managing Senior Patients
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Managing Patient Fear and Anxiety
  • Part 2: Encouraging Good Oral Hygiene
  • Part 3: Clinic-Wide Practices
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Introduction to Dentistry Diploma Course provides the ideal opportunity to learn more about dentistry for those interested in pursuing a career in the field or for anyone who wants a better understanding of what happens when they visit the dentist and how to manage their oral health.

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Accreditations

The Introduction to Dentistry Diploma Course will take up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course; it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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