To enrol on one of the accredited courses you will require a good standard of general education. Qualifications, skills and knowledge will be taken into consideration. You will be required to complete a literacy & numeracy assessment prior to being offered a place on one of the accredited courses. You need to be flexible, adaptable and reassuring, with the ability to work quickly, remain calm and be able to cope with sudden changes of plan. A dental nurse should have a good level of manual dexterity.