Dental Nurses Get 100% Pass Rate At SRC

Dental Nursing Excellence at SRC Celebrates 100% Pass Rate

Dental nurses in the Newry area have something to smile about!

A visit to the dentist may bring upon a feeling of unease and nervousness as you recall the copious amounts the sweets ate since the last visit.

However dental patients will all be in safe hands with any of Southern Regional College’s 2024 class of dental nursing students. 

The College’s second year Level 3 Dental Nursing National Diploma students aced their final exams with a 100% achievement rate, a spectacular achievement.

The College’s dental students are renowned for their success. Past student Demma Forsythe was awarded the Best Dental Nurse in the UK, a mere year ago. 

This success is not a coincidence as lecturers on the course are all experienced general dental practitioners with some lecturers also having experience in oral surgery dental nursing, dental practice management, and sit on the national examining board as dental nurse examiners.

Pictured are current students on the Level 3 Dental Nursing National Diploma hoping to replicate the 100% pass rate(l-r): Anna Martin, Curriculum Area Manager at SRC; Michaela Rice (McCartan Dental); Danielle Gleeson (Cliffgar Dental, Banbridge), Trina Rawlins (Downshire Dental Surgery, Banbridge); Jade Johnson (Moy Orthodontist Clinic; Tilly Adare (Lawson Dental, Banbridge); Aislin Coffey (Hughes O’Boyle Dental Surgery); Natalie Dazelle (Creative Smiles); Lesley McCausland (Tutor).

The Level 3 Dental Nursing National Diploma equips students with knowledge and skills to provide exceptional patient care. 

Students learn dental anatomy, oral health, common dental procedures, as well as infection control, and dealing with dentistry medical emergencies. 

The evening part-time courses runs for 2 years at the College Portadown and Newry campuses providing applicants with a choice of location. 

Pictured are current students on the Level 3 Dental Nursing National Diploma.  These students come from dental practices across Northern Ireland, hopeful of replicating their predecessors’ exam and career success.

With a rising demand for dental healthcare, students can look forward to a rewarding career with ample career progression and development opportunities. 

Post qualification with the General Dental Council, successful students can find themselves working within general practice, dental hospital, or in the community raising awareness of dental hygiene, or undertaking post-qualification certificates in oral health, dental radiography, dental sedation, and orthodontics.

Carmel Murray, Head of Faculty for Health & Science at Southern Regional College said: “I am beyond delighted to see our Level 3 Dental Nursing students exceptional results. 

“Students have put in a vast amount of work to demonstrate their technical ability and I commend them for their efforts… it has paid off! 

“All students have a bright career ahead of them. The College is proud to have nurtured so many skilled dental nursing professionals and we look forward to witnessing their continued success”.