Dental Practice Management Level 3

Are you looking to advance your dental career? Perhaps even step into a management position? If you crave the challenge that comes with running an entire surgery from scratch, our dental practice management course is a step in the right direction. We empower future dental managers by developing critical skills they need to drive any surgery to success. You’ll learn to think on your toes, how to elevate your team to the next level, and oversee day-to-day operations so that dentists can concentrate on patient care.

Dental managers are the burning soul of any dental practice. They’re the people who support dentists, maintain customer relations and keep staff happy. Furthermore, they love wearing many hats and thrive on juggling various business operations and patient queries. That’s why we’ve designed our dental practice management course to teach the essentials. From theories to NHS changes, goal setting and administration, you will learn it all. So, when you join your dream practice, dentists can focus on what they do best: Dentistry.

Start filling those cavities with knowledge and advance your dental career by enrolling with us today on our dental practice management course!

When you study Dental Practice Management, you’ll learn about:

  • Working in dental practice management
  • Key skills all managers should know
  • Setting personal and professional goals
  • Dealing with stressful work conditions
  • Building and managing a team
  • All kinds of financial activities
  • Keeping staff, clients and dentists happy
  • Organising patient records, appointments and sessions
  • Marketing goals for the benefit of the business
  • And so much more…
This comprehensive course has been designed for those looking to gain recognition and improve their dental careers.
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Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

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Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications
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NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 thousand students were awarded certification by NCFE last year through over 2,000 colleges and training providers nationally. With a heritage stretching back over 150 years.

Study Hours

The total qualification hours is 200. However, additional hours may be required for reading, writing and research.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

Our course is paper based, meaning you’ll receive all the materials necessary yo pass the course in your course pack. However, there are plenty of learning resources out there and we always recommend exploring different types of media, such as videos, e-books and online quizzes to supplement your learning.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive an NCFE Customised Qualification. You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information
Level 3
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
Introduction to Practice Management

In the first unit, you’ll be introduced to challenges that presently affect dentists. You’ll learn about changes in NHS dentistry, such as structural, cultural and clinical changes. You’ll also cover professional networks, the Steele contract and population changes.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

I wanted this course on my CV
Rachel Mullins

I enrolled on this course as I wanted to widen my skills to enable me to compete in a competitive job market. Dental nursing is very competitive and I wanted this course on my CV. It has been enjoyable, the course has cemented my knowledge and I would definitely recommend to anyone who wanted to develop themselves as an individual or for overall employability.

Very speedy, very positive and very encouraging

The layout and presentation of the course makes it very easy to understand. I have found the information received all the way through my course to be interesting, informative and helpful. My tutor is very speedy, very positive and very encouraging.

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