NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing
The NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing is a General Dental Council (GDC) recognised dental nursing qualification which covers all outcomes described within the GDC Preparing to Practice document.
Forward Academic Team offers GDC registered NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing (formerly NEBDN Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing), a GDC recognised qualification that would suit anyone who would like to start a career in the dental industry as a qualified dental nurse.
Choosing to study dental nursing in the UK will allow you to study in state-of-the-art dental clinical facilities and train under the guidance of registered dental experts.
As you register for this course, you will be able to work and train as a Trainee Dental Nurse in our large network of dental care clinics and care centres across the UK. At Forward Academic Team, you will have the opportunity to learn and work at the same time.
We’re also giving free course and career consultations every Friday.
After fully completing the dental nursing qualification, GDC registered dental nurse can progress their career in dental hygienist, dental therapist, practice manager, dental tutor and dental assessor. There are opportunities for dental nursing students for progression courses directly linked with Universities as well.
The purpose of the qualification is to prepare trainee dental nurses in the foundations of dental nursing, so they can demonstrate the highest standards in terms of knowledge, skills and professional attributes.
The skills you will gain upon completion of the qualification are described within the extensive curriculum under the domains of Clinical, Communication, Professionalism and Management and Leadership.
The Trainee Dental Nurse is normally paid GBP 9-11 per hour in Dental Clinic. As required by the course, students themselves have to find the placement but at Forward Academic Team, students get support from an in-house placement team.
It is compulsory for students to have DBS and Hepatitis B vaccination done and have its record to be selected for the interview.
Professionalism and the Role of the Dental Nurse
Aim: To discuss the roles and responsibilities of a dental nurse including their professional responsibility and to enable dental nurses to understand the importance of adhering to professional, ethical, legislative and local policies relevant to working within the dental setting.
Health and Safety
Aim: To identify and manage risks and hazards in the workplace in line with current legislative frameworks, government policies and accepted good practice.
Dealing with Medical Emergencies
Aim: To provide appropriate support in emergency situations and understand the role of the dental team within these situations.
General, Dental and Regional Anatomy
Aim: To demonstrate an understanding of General, Dental and Regional anatomy and the relevance to patients’ treatment needs.
Aim: To demonstrate an understanding of common oral diseases, including oral cancer and their effect on the oral cavity.
Prevention of Oral Disease
Aim: To demonstrate the preparation of the dental environment and support the operator during a variety of preventative procedures.
Aim: To demonstrate the preparation of the dental environment and the support of the operator during an oral health assessment. To demonstrate an understanding of current legislation relating to confidentiality. To demonstrate support during the taking of dental images, processing images and maintaining quality in accordance with relevant legislation and policy.
Aim: To demonstrate the preparation of the dental environment and support the patient and the operator during the provision of restorative procedures.
Child Dental Health
Aim: To demonstrate the preparation of the dental environment and support the patient and the operator during the provision of restorative and orthodontic procedures. To demonstrate appropriate patient management and communication techniques.
Minor Oral Surgery
Aim: To demonstrate the preparation of the dental environment and support the patient and the operator during the minor oral surgery. To demonstrate appropriate patient management and communication techniques.
Pain and Anxiety Control
Aim: To demonstrate the preparation of the dental environment and support the patient and the operator during the provision of pain and anxiety control. To demonstrate appropriate patient management and communication techniques.
NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing for beginners who want to start a career as a GDC registered dental nurse in the UK.
- Above 18 years old
- Interested for Dental Nurse Career
- Able to attend two classes per month or online class every Saturday-Sunday
- Able to work in Dental Clinics
- Should be able to speak and write fluently in English
- Should take English literacy test
NEBDN Exam Dates 2022-23
The National Diploma in Dental Nursing OSCE/Written exam dates for 2022–2023
Contact the support team for application assist.
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