Success DNA

At the Dental Nursing Academy, we have produced some of the most successful dental care professionals in the industry. Our proven learning and training methods have led us to focus on four traits to help us create a success DNA for all our students and then see them fly.

As leaders in dental care training in the UK, we focus on the provision of outstanding training and assist our students in developing the four pillars of what many experts in success refer to as Success DNA


Confidence is massive for anyone who wants to succeed and the dental care sector is no different. We want our students to succeed; we know they do as the Dental Nursing Academy has some of highest pass mark averages in the UK. Part of our success in the success of those who train through us is how we instil tremendous levels of confidence. Confidence can be defined as the level to which you think your actions can achieve the results you want. Through encouragement, the tutors and mentors at The Dental Nursing Academy create confidence to succeed in every student.


Without optimism, all learning and success is doomed. At the Dental Nursing Academy, we start each day of training with positive expectations believing that only good things will happen. Positivity is one of the biggest motivators known to man, and at the Dental Nursing Academy we encourage all our students and motivate them to achieve more and go beyond their own expectations and perceptions every step of the way. Our courses all have mentors and tutors who are passionate about the success of their students and have big dreams for them which they are not afraid to share


Remaining focused is essential to your success DNA. The Dental Nursing Academy has some of the highest pass mark averages for Dental Care training in the UK. Much the success of our students is a result of us teaching them tenacity, encouraging them when things are down and celebrating the good times develops a success DNA that will never give up. We all have experienced exactly what the students feel and ensure there is light at the end of the tunnel.


The final pillar of the Success DNA we work on is enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is energy and if boosts positive feelings and creates an “I Can Do This” attitude that sees students perform under presser both when studying and in the workplace. Enthusiasm is an approach to life, not just learning and working, that drives success in everything a person does.

At the Dental Nursing Academy, we produce well-rounded people not just excellent, well-qualified dental care professionals. We open up people, give them the tools they need for success and make them leaders in everything they do.  It is the success DNA we develop inside our students that has made us the leaders in Dental Care training in the UK.  Study and learn with us today and see your dental care career fly!

Miheala’s Story

“Having come from another centre who don’t do half the things this college does my English has got better and it has helped me pass my exams. Now I am a Qualified Dental Nurse. Very nice tutors who push us to pass”

Miheala had always wanted to do something rewarding with her life, something with good prospects, and a career that was always in demand. She loved people and from a relatively early age had wanted to be a dental nurse. When she heard about dental nursing courses being offered in her area, she jumped at the chance to enrol. The idea being that she would be able to fulfil her dream and with just 12-18 months of training, Miheala would become a GDC registered dental care professional.

The issue was that Miheala had a disadvantage that many other students don’t have in that she was an international student and English wasn’t her first language. As a result she felt that the institution she was enrolled at didn’t fully support her. What’s more, they failed to find her suitable employment. At this stage many people might have given up, especially after investing a great deal of time and effort into something, only to discover that they couldn’t find employment at the end of it – but not Miheala….

Undeterred, she picked herself up, dusted herself down, and enrolled here at the Dental Nursing Academy. Despite her struggles and setbacks she refused to accept that she couldn’t have a fulfilling career as a dental care professional and was willing to give it another shot.

So what did we do differently?

The first thing we did was to talk to Miheala. It was obvious that English wasn’t her first language and as we spoke she told us that she lacked the confidence to both speak and understand it. However this didn’t deter us because we know from experience that people can learn in different ways.

After spending time with her and discussing her needs, we discovered that she was a visual learner. This meant that she learnt more through visual cues rather than through written text. As a result we were able to offer her more videos, practical exercises, and activities, and less text-based learning. In addition any detailed or complex lectures were to be broken down into smaller units so that she could have a better understanding of what was being said. Because of this, Miheala’s language problems were no longer a barrier to learning and as a result, she found that she was able to learn more, faster.

The Key Takeaway

 If we had adopted a ‘one method fits all‘ style of teaching, Miheala would have experienced the exact same frustrations that held her back previously. Instead, over the course of the training Miheala proved herself to be a hard-working and focused student. In fact as the course went on, we could see her growing in confidence as she completed all the tasks demanded of her in a timely manner.

So where is she now…..

Her fiery determination and will to succeed has led her to follow her dream and become a fully qualified, GDC registered dental nurse. What’s more as time has gone on she has developed more confidence and her never say die spirit has rewarded her with the responsibilities of Lead Infection Control Nurse at her current practice. By making the right choice at the right time she has successfully established her career in dental nursing and now has a well-paid job that she really loves.

While you might not have the same story as Miheala, or indeed face the same hardships, if you wish to pursue your career as a Dental Care Professional (DCP) then she is proof that you really can. At the Dental Nursing Academy our passion for teaching is second to none. All our teaching staff are GDC registered industry professionals with over 25 years of experience. As a result, we won’t just provide you with the adequate skills and support needed to embark on a new career, we’ll also equip you with the expertise required for educational and personal growth too. With tips on interview techniques, communication, and how to lay out the perfect CV, you can feel safe in the knowledge that when you leave us, you’ll have everything you need to succeed.

If you’re inspired by this story and would like more information on our Cache Dental Nursing Apprenticeship, Cache Diploma in Dental Nursing, or equivalent NEBDN courses, then contact us today. Email us on or call us on 020 3875 0569. Remember even the longest of journeys begins with the first step, so just like Miheala, take yours today and get in touch.

Shiela's Story

Unlike many students Sheila wasn’t new to the working world. She had already been in employment for some years working in the administrative sector, but had become disillusioned with it. While she knew that she needed a change of career, Sheila wasn’t sure what that change would be. She knew that it had to be something rewarding and something she would enjoy, but as of yet, she hadn’t had that ‘epiphany’ moment. That is until she paid a visit to her local dentist.

During a routine check-up Sheila confided in her dentist about the yearning to have a job that would add both value and contentment to her life. It was then her dentist turned to her and suggested that she might want to think about a career in dental nursing. After some careful thought and some further investigation she came to the conclusion that it did indeed tick all the boxes. So trustingly, she took her dentist’s advice and plucked up the courage to enrol at the Dental Nursing Academy as a trainee dental nurse.

At first Sheila appeared hesitant about changing her career and starting her studies again as a mature student but she received complete support both from the Academy staff and the other course students. As the weeks progressed she started to gain in confidence as she began to interact with a variety of people from different backgrounds and cultures.

So what persuaded her to enrol with the Dental Nursing Academy?

Sheila couldn’t afford to stop work and study full time, so she needed a course that would fit around her exacting needs and requirements. As it happened, the classes at the DNA were scheduled fortnightly on Sundays, so this meant that Sheila could continue her working week and was able to study on the weekends. Her existing career wasn’t affected and most importantly, she was able to earn while she learned.

Where is Sheila now?

Some months on and Sheila has managed to land herself a job as a fully qualified dental nurse in a six surgery practice in Woodford Green. As part of a large team, she’s really happy in her current job role as everyone around her is very supportive; including a boss who wholeheartedly supports her career growth. Now she can say with confidence that changing career paths to become a dental care professional was definitely the right move. For now Sheila plans to take further studies in dental education to progress her career, but eventually she would like to become a Dental Nurse Specialist where she can command more for her services.

At The Dental Nursing Academy we have many success stories just like Sheila, so if you’re not happy with your current field of work, it’s good to know that it’s never too late to make a change. With flexible payments and flexible study to fit around your needs and requirements, you too can be embarking on a rewarding and successful career sooner than you might think. With pass rates in excess of 90% you can rest assured that when you enrol with us, you’re in good hands. So go on what are you waiting for, take a bold step just like Sheila, and in a little over a year, you too could be doing a job you really love.

For further information on our Cache Dental Nursing Apprenticeship, Cache Diploma in Dental Nursing, or equivalent NEBDN courses, use our contact page or call us on 020 3875 0569. Alternatively, if you want to take action now, then simply fill in the enrolment form on our website and we’ll get back to you. Remember “for every positive change that you make in your life, something else also changes for the better”, so go ahead and make yours today!