National Diploma in Dental Nursing – Online Dental Nurse Course
NEBDN NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN DENTAL NURSING COURSE SUMMARY
The NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing is a General Dental Council (GDC) recognised dental nursing qualification that covers all outcomes described within the GDC Preparing to Practice document.
National Diploma course start date: Join our online dental nurse course anytime and start learning the same day.
Who’s it for: Adult Learners (16+).
Course duration: 12-18 months.
Study method: Online or remotely via Zoom, WhatsApp and our Online Students Hub.
Course fee: £1,800 (excluding NEBDN examination fees). This can be paid monthly at £150 per month.
Exam fee: £510, not included in the course price. This fee must be paid in full once you start working as a trainee dental nurse. This will also grant you access to the eRoE and the ability to complete your practical assignments. NEBDN Exam Information
Exam dates: November (written exam) and January (OSCE exam), or April (written exam) and June (OSCE exam). Students must complete a minimum of a 12-month course before they can take the exam.
Finance: You can choose to pay monthly.
National Diploma Lessons: The main lessons are running every Saturday 09:00 AM-11:00 AM. All Saturday lessons are recorded and stored on our Student Hub. This is extremely convenient, as most of the students work on Saturdays or have other commitments.
Exam preparation lessons: Theory and practical exam preparation sessions are running Monday-Friday at 19:00. Our tutor also provides guidance on how to complete the Records of Experience (RoE). One-to-one classes are also available on demand.
Work placement: We have a large network of dental clinics in the UK, and we will assist and guide our dental nurse students on how to secure a placement as trainee dental nurses. However, it is also the student’s responsibility to find the placements themselves.
Awarding body: National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN).
General Dental Council (GDC): Upon completing the course and passing both dental nurse exams, students will receive the NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing and will be able to register with the GDC, allowing them to work as qualified dental nurses anywhere in the UK.
NEBDN National Diploma Course Syllabus: Full version of the NEBDN National Diploma syllabus.
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 an enrolment letter that can be used to apply for trainee jobs. We prefer students to have good written and verbal skills in the English language. Your general suitability for work is also important.
A dental nurse should possess certain personal qualities, such as:
- Good written and verbal communication skills.
- The ability to stay calm under pressure.
- A pleasant and caring disposition.
- Excellent attendance, timekeeping, and punctuality.
- The ability to work as part of a team.
DENTAL NURSE TRAINING
By enrolling in our online dental nurse course, students will have to work as trainee dental nurses for the duration of the course. We have a huge network of over 2400 dental clinics in the UK that we contact regularly for trainee dental nurse placements, and we help our students find placements.
While training as dental nurses, students will complete the Records of Experience (RoE) and prepare for theory and practical exams. If they pass both exams successfully, they will receive their NEBDN qualification and the General Dental Council (GDC) number once they complete the course and pass the dental nursing exams, allowing them to work as a qualified dental nurse anywhere in the UK.
We have noticed that there is an increased number of students from the NEBDN-accredited dental nursing courses who are looking for options to transfer to Dental Tutors.
We are pleased to announce that you can now continue your NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing course as a Dental Tutors student for a monthly fee of £150 per month. This will grant you:
- Student support.
- Full access to our NEBDN learning material via our Online Students Hub.
- Lesson recordings for the entire syllabus.
- Animated treatment videos and labelling exercises.
- Mock exams with over 2000 questions.
- NEBDN Written Exam revision.
- NEBDN OSCE Exam revision.
- At least 3 live Zoom lessons per week with our tutors.
NEBDN EXAM RESIT
If you need to resit the NEBDN National Diploma examination and wish to stay with your current course provider, then our exam preparation material might be exactly what you need. We offer different exam preparation subscriptions:
- NEBDN Written Exam mock exams: £100 per month (self-study), or £200 per month (with a tutor).
- NEBDN OSCE Exam preparation: £100 per month (self-study), or £200 per month (with a tutor).
You can find more details on our exam preparation page.
Become a Qualified Dental Nurse
POST GRADUATE COURSES
Once you become a Qualified Dental Nurse we can help you to progress within dental nursing, enabling completion of Post-Registration courses such as:
• Oral Health Education
• Sedation Nursing
• Implant Nursing
• Orthodontic Nursing
• Fluoride Application
OTHER ROLES OF DENTISTRY
Candidates may also progress into other roles of dentistry such as:
• Witness or Mentor
• Practice manager
• Dental technician
• Dental hygienist
• Dental therapist