Dental Academy

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Suture Removal and Rubber Dam Placement – Additional skills course for Dental Nurses

  • Date: 16 February 2018
  • Time: 1.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Venue: University of Portsmouth
  • Cost: £80.00
  • Hours: 4

This hands-on course is a refresher for those who want to update their knowledge and practical skills in rubber dam placement and suture removal.

Rubber dam placement and suture removal are additional skills that a dental nurse can undertake under the prescription of a dentist. Dental nurses can enhance their practice by learning additional skills as enumerated in the GDC Scope of Practice.


By attending this course the candidates will:

  • Have an understanding of techniques used to control moisture in oral cavity for restorative procedures
  • learn a step wise approach in placing rubber dam and managing cases
  • Have an understanding of common oral surgical procedures where sutures may be placed
  • Know the suture materials used in oral cavity
  • Know the complications involved with suturing and suture removal