Dental Nursing

Letterkenny Institute of Technology


Course Name Dental Nursing
Course Provider Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Course Code LY816
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Higher Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major Letterkenny Institute of Technology Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Duration 2 Years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Minimum Entry Requirements:
Minimum Five O6/H7
English or Irish O6/H7
One of Phy/Chm/Pch/Bgy/ Ags at O6/H7
Maths F2/O6/H7

Special requirements
Garda Vetting: Everyone who joins this course will have to be vetted by the Gardaí (police). If you...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
The LCVP link units are considered as a single subject that may be counted towards matriculation and points are awarded as follows:

LCVP Grade Points from 2017 onward
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET Level 5 Awards (Formerly FETAC)
Applicants must present a full major award. A record achievement, a minor award or a components award will not meet the minimum entry requirement. Additional specific requirements apply to some courses.


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Mature Applicants

Expand+If you are applying for first year and will be 23 years of age (or older) by 1 January in the proposed year of entry you are defined as a “Mature Applicant”. The term “Mature Applicant” is not used for those applying for entry to year 2 or higher.

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Number of Places 18
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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+Is this course for you?
A dental nurse works as part of a dental team in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. In Ireland they are mainly employed in General Dental Surgeries, Dental Hospitals, Health Service Executive Dental Clinics or ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
Year 1
Semester 1
• Clinical Dentistry 1: Communications & Patient Care (M)
• Biological Science (M)
• Transferable Skills (M)
• Work Placement 1 (M)

Semester 2
• Clinical Dentistry 2: Materials & Instrumentation (M)
• D...


Expand+Special requirements
Work Placement: The course involves a placement element consisting of a six week placement in each semester in a dental setting. Please note that while the Institute will make every effort to assist the learner in finding a pla...

Careers or Further Progression Career opportunities
Successful graduates find themselves working in the following sectors:
• Dental Surgeries
• Dental Hospital
• Health Service Executive

Graduate careers typically include:
• Dental Nurse

Follow-on courses
• A range of programmes such as dental hygiene and dental practice management in institutes and universities at home and abroad.
Further Enquiries Department Administration
Telephone: (074) 918 6310 / 6306 / 6308
Head of Department: Dr. Joanne Gallagher
Telephone: (074) 918 6302
Points History
Year Points
2018 251
2017 207
2016 140