Course Information

Course start dates: September (accepting registrations until end of November) or March (accepting registrations until end of July).

Who’s it for: Adult Learners (16+).

Duration: 1 Year.

Study Method:
 Classroom & Online. After hours video recording of each lesson is available exclusively to our students.

Lessons:
 every Saturday (2-3 hours each). Mock Exam quiz session every Thursday (2 hours each). Extra classes available on demand.

Location: 
University of Greenwich, Greenwich students’ Union, Dreadnought Building, 30 Park Row, London, SE10 9JH

Covid19: Currently classes are hosted on Zoom app.

Work Placement: We have a large network of dental clinics in the UK and we will assist and guide students on how to secure a placement as a trainee dental nurse, however it is also the student’s responsibility to find the placements themselves.

Awarding Body: National Exam Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN).

Our Accreditation: Find us here

Course Price:
 £1800 (excludes NEBDN examination fees).

Exam Fee: 
£485 (not included in the course price). NEBDN Exam Information

Finance: You can choose to pay monthly.

Requirements: You do not need any specific academic qualifications to begin studying and working as a trainee dental nurse. As soon as you start the course we will provide you with the enrolment letter that can be used to apply for trainee jobs. We prefer students to have good written and verbal skills in English language. Your general suitability for work is also important.

Applicants must be able to live and work in the UK.

Overseas qualified Dentists and Hygienists are eligible to submit an application with General Dental Council (GDC) for an individual assessment to register as a Dental Hygienist or Dental Therapist. If GDC accepts and the application is successful, the foreign-trained Dentists will be eligible for registration. Upon registration, they can work in the UK.

Overseas Registration Exam (ORE)

NEBDN Course Syllabus: FULL version of the NEBDN National Diploma Syllabus 2020

Module 1: Professionalism and the Role of the Dental Nurse
Aim: To discuss the roles and responsibilities of a dental nurse including their professional responsibility and to enable dental nurses to understand the importance of adhering to professional, ethical, legislative and local policies relevant to working within the dental setting.
Module 1: Professionalism and the Role of the Dental Nurse
Aim: To discuss the roles and responsibilities of a dental nurse including their professional responsibility and to enable dental nurses to understand the importance of adhering to professional, ethical, legislative and local policies relevant to working within the dental setting.
Module 2: Health and Safety
Aim: To identify and manage risks and hazards in the workplace in line with current legislative frameworks, government policies and accepted good practice.
Module 3: Dealing with Medical Emergencies
Aim: To provide appropriate support in emergency situations and understand the role of the dental team within these situations.
Module 4: General, Dental and Regional Anatomy
Aim: To demonstrate an understanding of General, Dental and Regional anatomy and the relevance to patients’ treatment needs.
Module 5: Oral Disease
Aim: To demonstrate an understanding of common oral diseases, including oral cancer and their effect on the oral cavity.
Module 6: Prevention of Oral Disease
Aim: To demonstrate the preparation of the dental environment and support the operator during a variety of preventative procedures.
Module 7: Assessment
Aim: To demonstrate the preparation of the dental environment and the support of the operator during an oral health assessment. To demonstrate an understanding of current legislation relating to confidentiality. To demonstrate support during the taking of dental images, processing images and maintaining quality in accordance with relevant legislation and policy.
Module 7: Assessment
Aim: To demonstrate the preparation of the dental environment and the support of the operator during an oral health assessment. To demonstrate an understanding of current legislation relating to confidentiality. To demonstrate support during the taking of dental images, processing images and maintaining quality in accordance with relevant legislation and policy.
Module 8: Restorative Dentistry
Aim: To demonstrate the preparation of the dental environment and support the patient and the operator during the provision of restorative procedures.
Module 9: Child Dental Health
Aim: To demonstrate the preparation of the dental environment and support the patient and the operator during the provision of restorative and orthodontic procedures. To demonstrate appropriate patient management and communication techniques.
Module 10: Minor Oral Surgery
Aim: To demonstrate the preparation of the dental environment and support the patient and the operator during the minor oral surgery. To demonstrate appropriate patient management and communication techniques.
Module 11: Pain and Anxiety Control
Aim: To demonstrate the preparation of the dental environment and support the patient and the operator during the provision of pain and anxiety control. To demonstrate appropriate patient management and communication techniques.

Career Progress

 
Completion of this qualification can help you to progress within dental nursing, enabling completion of Post-Registration courses such as:
• Radiography
• Oral Health Education
• Sedation Nursing
• Implant Nursing
• Orthodontic Nursing
• Fluoride Application

Candidates may also progress into other roles of dentistry such as:
• Tutor
• Witness or Mentor
• Practice manager
• Dental technician
• Dental hygienist
• Dental therapist
• Dentist

Dental Nurse – NHS Career Path https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/dental-team