Application process now open for the National Dental Nurse Training Programme of Ireland

Ian Caffrey

04 Feb, 2020

This 16 month training programme offers an opportunity to those currently employed as trainee dental nurses to achieve a formal award. Successful completion of this programme, commencing September 2020, will lead to a Diploma in Dental Nursing (Trinity College Dublin) and will permit entry onto the Voluntary Dental Council Register for Dental Nurses in Ireland.

This programme is modular in design and delivery will be supported by video-conferencing and distance learning methods.  The programme will be offered in Dublin, Cork and Galway (regional centres will be available pending the required number of students applying for these centres). We offer distance learning for geographically remote students (outside of Dublin, Cork and Galway areas).

For the Dublin and Galway centres:

Application forms and course outline can be obtained from

For further information, please contact:

Dental Nursing Administrator

Dublin Dental University Hospital, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2 D02 F859.

Phone 01 612 7315; Email:

For Cork, Waterford, Limerick and Tralee centres:

An application form can be obtained from Ms Fiona Grant, Admissions Office, University College Cork.

Tel: 021 4903571


Ms Siobhán Shakeshaft

Cork University Dental School & Hospital, Wilton, Cork

Tel: 021 4901160; Email:

All parts of the application process must be completed by Friday 13th March 2020.