NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing Online

Course date

16 Apr 2016

About the course

This course is designed to prepare students for the NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing and subsequent registration with the General Dental Council (GDC). Students are required to be employed as a Dental Nurse prior to being accepted onto the course and will need to have a nominated workplace mentor. Theoretical training to support the workplace learning is provided online via the Dental Team Education Centre virtual learning environment and consists of:

  •           Learning materials
  •           Exam style modular assessments
  •           Continual tutor support
  •           Support for workplace mentors

In addition to the theoretical training students are offered two mock examination days to fully prepare them for their NEBDN Diploma and are required to complete an electronic Record of Experience (ROE) to document their clinical competence. The course consistently produces pass rates well above the national average and has high student satisfaction rates.

Suitable for

Any dental nurse employed in general practice wishing to become qualified.

Course objectives

The course provides teaching in line with the NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing curriculum and the General Dental Councils ‘Preparing for Practice’ document. Modules include:

  •          Infection Control
  •          Regional Anatomy         
  •          Oral Surgery
  •          Patient Management         
  •          Health and Safety
  •          Dental Disease etc.
Entry requirements
  •           Existing employment as a dental nurse
  •           A nominated GDC registrant willing to act as a workplace mentor 
  • NEBDN Record of Experience
  • NEBDN Written Examination
  • NEBDN Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
Course times

Three face to face days are provided during this course as follows: - Induction (attendance by student and mentor is compulsory) - Mock Exam 1 (student only attendance) - Mock Exam 2 (student only attendance)


The face to face days will be held at KCH. The course consist of three face to face sessions as follows: Session 1: Induction Session 2: Mock examination Session 3: Mock examination



How to apply

We are currently accepting applications for the April 2016 and November 2016 courses. To request an application form please email to enquire further about the course

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