NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN DENTAL NURSING EXAMINATION
Dental Nurses must pass 2 exams in order to get the qualification:
First exam: Written Exam (theory) is a 2 hour multiple choice questions exam containing 100 questions. Written exams are taken either in April or November.
- Records of Experience (RoE) must be fully completed and submitted on PebblePad no later than 4 weeks before the exam.
- Students must complete the mock exams, this allows us to see indivudual student results and decide your suitability for the examination. Mock exams are free for Dental Tutors students who undertake our National Diploma in Dental Nursing.
External students are welcome to choose a suitable subscription and purchase our Exam Preparation material.
Second exam: OSCE Exam (practical) – divided into 2 assessments:
First assesment – the candidates will be required to describe verbally the steps they would take to complete a procedure or give patient advice. This will last about 40 minutes.
Second assessment – the candidates will be asked to select the correct instruments for a certain procedure, to put the steps of process in the correct order and interpreting dental charts. Candidates will be given a maximum of 1 hour.
OSCES exams are taken either in January or June.
To register for the exam, the fee of £510 pounds has to be transferred to the course provider’s account. NEBDN do not accept any payments from students.
Once a student passes both Dental Nurses exams, they are eligible to register with the General Dental Council (GDC). Please use this link to register.
Note: Every Dental Tutors student must complete the course and pass the examination within 18 months of the course start date. For example, if your course started in September 2021, you must complete it and take the first exam in November 2022 (written exam) and the second exam in January 2023 (OSCE exam). If you are not ready to take the exams, do not complete the RoE by the deadline, or decide to take the exam later, then the monthly course fee will be applied, as well as the administrative charges to the NEBDN.
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.
More information about transferring to Dental Tutors.