NEBDN Diploma - National Diploma in Dental Nursing 18+

Get ready to kick off your amazing Dental Nursing career with an NEBDN Diploma

A professional dental nursing career is well paid and tremendously rewarding. Prospects for career advancement and personal growth are excellent in the dental industry.  Your career advancement is secured by a nationally recognised NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing from The Dental Nursing Academy providing the ideal career foundation.  An NEBDN Diploma equips you with all the necessary skills to begin a successful dental career.

What does the course Cover?

The GDC document “Preparing to Practice” details the practical and theoretical understanding all students require to become a registered dental nurse with the GDC and includes some of the modules:

  • A detailed understanding of the work environment for dental care
  • Understanding how to care for a patient
  • Chair-side procedure support
  • Ethics in Dentistry
  • Leadership
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Emergencies in the Dental Surgery
  • Microbiology & Infection Control
  • Dental Materials & Equipment

Is the NEBDN for you?

If you are over the age of 18 and wishing to pursue a career in dental care, the NEBDN Diploma is the ideal foundation course. Teaching and training is undertaken in both he dental surgery and in the classroom. The course equips students with both practical and theoretical knowledge of dental care.

What is needed to take the NEBDN Diploma?

All students of the NEBDN Diploma must have a secure work placement for the duration of the course. This placement may be found directly by the student, or the services of the Dental Nursing Academy recruitment team can be used. The Dental Nursing Academy recruitment team is one of the top dental professional placement agencies in the United Kingdom and has placed hundreds of trainees in some of the best dental practices in the country.

NEBDN Diploma course structure

The NEBDN Diploma is a 12 to 18 month course consisting of both practical and written assessments. With a quarter of a century of working and teaching in the dental care industry the Dental Nursing Academy accommodates the theoretical aspects of the training while the practical components are carried out and completed in the workplace. The practical work is overseen by experienced mentors who work tirelessly to help each student to complete a Record of experience portfolio. This is done online with your mentor and marked by your tutors. The NEBDN Diploma is modular, and each module counts toward a log called the “record of experience”. The practical aspect of the course is mandatory and must be completed before the theory exams can  be sat. There are two examinations that form part of the NEBDN the first of which must be passed before being able to take the second exam. The second examination is the OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination).  Exams are sat in both April and November each year.

NEBDN and your prospects

Once passed, students who complete the NEBDN Diploma are eligible to register with GDC as qualified Dental Care Professionals.

As a nationally recognised qualification, the NEBDN opens up many potential career opportunities and serves as a platform for further study and training. Many students who pass the NEBDN study dental care to degree level.

The career opportunities that become available upon passing include

  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Therapists
  • Orthodontic Therapists
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Practice Managers
  • Assessors or Trainers

Why study your NEBDN through the Dental Nursing Academy?

The Dental Nursing Academy is fast becoming the most recognised training faculty in the dental care industry. With a team of highly experienced individuals from the dental and dentistry industry, our courses have been structured to produce the best qualified dental care professionals who can add value to their place of work. We pride ourselves on our exceptional pass marks that exceed 90% and focus our passion on developing well-rounded individuals who can excel in the dental care industry. Furthermore, when studying or qualified through the Dental Nursing Academy our placement team can find the best career opportunities at the best dental practices in the UK.

Course Information Summary

  • 12 -18 month course
  • Requires completion of a Record of Experience Portfolio
  • 125 multiple choice theory exam and 50 extended matching questions
  • Practical exam called OSCES

Free First Aid Course

  • A Basic First Aid course forms part of most courses offered by the Dental Nursing Academy
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