Dental Surgery Nurse Assistant (NVQ Level 04)

Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) is a creation of eminent academic people to provide high-quality medical education at an affordable cost to achieve universal health care.

Programme objective


  • Registered in Private Health Sector Regulatory Council (PHSRC), Sri Lanka.
  • Registered in Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC), Sri Lanka.

Course duration

  • Theory and practical – 12 months
  • On the Job Training – 06 months

Entry Requirements

  • O/Level or above / NVQ III
  • Age between 18 to 45.
  • The candidates who qualify the above conditions will undergo a screening test. Only the successful candidate from this screening can register for the program.

National Competency Standards

Competency Standard Code – N85S010Q2L4

Awarded as

NVQ Level IV Certificate

Course Modules

  • N85S004U01 Prepare the dental unit (clinic)
  • N85S004U02 Perform relevant supportive activities of the dental clinic
  • N85S004U03Communicate with customer/guardian
  • N85S004U04 Prepare dental equipment and instruments
  • N85S004U05 Carryout assisting functions of the clinical procedures
  • N85S004U06 Provide basic life support
  • N85S004U07 Practice workplace communication and interpersonal relations
  • N85S004U08 Apply occupational literacy and numeracy
  • N85S004U09 Work in teams
  • N85S004U10 Practice occupational health and safety procedures in a dental clinic
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