Special Care Dental Nursing (Online) (NEBDN Certificate)

Course date

27 April 2018

About the course

This NEBDN Certificate in Special Care Dental Nursing will provide Dental Nurses with an in depth knowledge of medical conditions and how these affect the treatment and care that patients receive.

It is suitable for dental nurses that work both in the Special Care setting but also dental nurses in practice that see a wide variety of patients that have medical and social needs. Dental Nurses will attend an in-house induction and then complete modules online - 45 weeks in total.

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If you are interested and would like to read some case studies from our 2015 candidates:

Feedback from previous candidates on course:

"The online course was very informative".

Suitable for

Dental Nurses who work with special care patients (patients with a variety of medical and social needs) on a regular basis

Course objectives

The course will cover:

  • Special Care provision
  • Medical conditions and how these affect the treatment
  • Oral Health Education
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Special Care settings
  • Legislation and Consent.

By the end of this course dental nurses will be able to:

  • Support patients with various medical conditions and demonstrate how these may affect the treatment and care that patients will receive
  • Be familiar with the various special care settings
  • Be aware of current relevant legislation including consent
  • Promote patients General and Oral Health
  • Demonstrate Basic Life Support, Manual Handling and CPD through the completion of a Record of Competence
  • Demonstrate competency in assisting with the treatment of Special Care patients undergoing treatment through the completion of a Record of Competence.
Entry requirements
  • GDC Registration
  • Working regularly with special care patients (patients with a range of medical and social needs)
  • Treating patients under conscious sedation and/or under general anaesthetic and/or domiciliary
  • PC & Internet connection

To gain the qualification you will need:

  • 80% attendance on course dates
  • Successful completion of NEBDN Record of Competence
  • Achieve pass mark in the NEBDN written examination
CPD hours

All days attended and modules completed are verifiable CPD

Course times
  • Day 1: Friday 27th April 2018
  • Day 2: Saturday 28th April 2018
  • Day 3: Friday 3rd August 2018
  • Day 4: Friday 30th November 2018
  • Day 5: Friday 1st February 2019

Lecture Room,
3rd Floor Dental Extension,
Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,
Caldecot Road,
London, SE5 9RW


£795 (inclusive of NEBDN Registration & Exam fees)

How to apply

Please download and complete our application form and applicant checklist to apply for the course. Please ensure you read and complete all sections of the application form. Please note that any forms received into the centre that are incomplete will be returned.

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Please note that prices may be subject to change.

For further information on the seminar please email Carol White or Maxine Durr at or call 020 3299 1611 to speak with a member of the team.

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