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Bradford College

Oral Health Practitioner

Study Level
Level 4
Course Type
18 months
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode


The Oral Health Practitioner role complements the role of other dental professionals and fits in the dental career structure as a higher level than a dental nurse, but below a dental hygienist, hygienist/therapist or dentist.

Working to the direction of a dentist you will take dental bacterial plaque indices and debris scores, apply fluoride varnish, take clinical photographs, take impressions and carry out tooth brushing in the patient’s mouth.

You will work autonomously, including in people’s mouths, acting within your scope of practice and under referral of a registered clinician e.g. Dentist, Dental Hygienist or Dental Therapist whilst undertaking dental activities.

  Key Info

Topics include:

  • Care of the Individual
  • Clinical Practice
  • Community Based Oral Health
  • Communication
  • Professional Development
  • Must have Maths and English grade C/4 or above
  • Must already be a qualified dental nurse
  • Must have employer support to meet the requirements of clinical activity in the

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

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