Course Information

Who’s it for: Adult Learners (16+)

Duration: 1 Year

Study Method:
 Classroom

Lessons:
 2 sessions a month, 2-3 hours each.

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

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

Course Price:
 £1800 (excludes NEBDN examination fees)

Exam Fee: 
£485 NEBDN Fees Schedule 2019

Finance: Pay monthly installments plan is available. You can choose ‘pay a monthly plan’ which is 150 pounds per month for 12 months.

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 acceptance letter which can be used to apply for jobs.

We prefer you to have good written and verbal skills in English language. Your skills and general suitability for the work are also important.

Applications are welcomed from all UK or EU nationals, and international students subject to visa status.

NEBDN Course Content:

  • Structure of the Dental Profession
  • The Dental Nurse
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Health and Safety in the Dental workplace
  • General Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Microbiology and Pathology
  • Infection Control and Cleanliness
  • Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Oral Anatomy and Physiology
  • Oral Disease
  • Oral Health Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Oral Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Pain and Anxiety Control
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Extractions and Minor Oral Surgery
  • Extended Duties of the Dental Nurse
  • Radiography
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 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