Dental Nursing

Trinity College Dublin


Course Name Dental Nursing
Course Provider Trinity College Dublin
Course Code TR801
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Diploma (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose University of Dublin Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Qualification Letters Dip
Duration 2 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Leaving Certificate
Applicants are required to present six subjects including English, Mathematics, and one of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science or Physics/Chemistry.

Of the six subjects presented, two must be of a standard of at...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Link Modules
These modules are accepted for scoring purposes only and are awarded the following points: Distinction 66, Merit 46, Pass 28.
Mature Applicants Applications may also be considered from mature applicants who do not satisfy the academic entry requirements but can demonstrate appropriate experience relevant to the course.

Students will be required to undergo Garda vetting.
Alternative Entry Please Refer to:
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places Places 2018: 25
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

Expand+What is a Dental nurse?
The dental nurse plays an important role in the organisation and management of the dental practice, assists the dentist in all aspects of patient treatment and plays a vital role in patient care. The main duties of a dental n...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Your degree and what you'll study
The Diploma in Dental Nursing course is divided into practical and academic components. Both academic teaching and practical clinical experience are gained at the Dublin Dental University Hospital (DDUH) at Trinity....

Assessment Method First year is assessed by written examinations, practical examinations, continuous clinical assessment and an oral presentation.

Second year is assessed by written examinations, objective structured clinical examination (OSCE), a portfolio of clinical experience, case study written report and an oral presentation.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+As a graduate of Dental Nursing, you will be able to find work in a variety of working environments, including dental hospitals and Health Service Executive dental clinics, as well as in general and specialist dental practices. Depending on the work ...

Further Enquiries GET IN TOUCH!
Contact the Dental Nurse Tutor,
Ms Karen Dineen
Mr. Sean Phelan
Tel: +353 1 612 7238/7341
Points History
Year Points
2018 357 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)
2017 388
2016 360 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)