Coronavirus Update

  • January 10 2021
  • SDN

Coronavirus Update

Firstly, on behalf of all the School staff I would like to wish you a happy, safe and successful 2021. Although the general situation does not look too good at present with the announcement of the new lockdown there are reasons for us all to be optimistic.

The Face-to-face (On Campus) programme will continue on Zoom accordingly to the schedule of work and we are operational and our tutors will be available for advice as required.

The School is keeping its Covid precautions under constant review and scrupulously follows all government guidelines to ensure that there is a safe environment on School premises.

The online programme will continue accordingly to the schedule of work and we are operational and our tutors will be available for advice as required. 

If you have any immediate questions or queries do not hesitate to contact us on 02089934500.

Is becoming a Dental Nurse the right step for you?

  • November 04 2020

Is becoming a Dental Nurse the right step for you?

Is becoming a Dental Nurse the right step for you?

Yes, if you are looking for a secure career in a people facing environment where you can make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of dental patients.

What qualification do I need?

The National Diploma in Dental Nursing awarded by the NEBDN is the entry qualification to this exciting career. The Diploma is the highest status National qualification of its type and is recognised throughout the Dental Industry.

How long will it take?

We provide a one year part time course leading to the Diploma either online or face- to- face on campus. You will need to commit the equivalent of one day per fortnight (plus self-directed study time) if attending traditional classes but our online course provides maximum flexibility for you to combine study with other commitments.

What are my prospects/career opportunities within the Dental industry?

The prospects for a secure and rewarding career as a Dental Nurse are excellent. There is always a demand for dental treatment and at the present time there is a huge backlog of work because of the impact of COVID-19 earlier in the year. Dental Practices are now fully operational and will continue to need additional Dental Nurses to assist with patient treatment for the foreseeable future. There are also many additional opportunities for you to specialise and progress your career within such areas as:

Radiography

Oral Health Education

Sedation Nursing

Implant Nursing

Orthodontic Nursing

Fluoride Application

Candidates may also progress into other roles of dentistry such as:

Tutor • Witness or Mentor • Practice manager • Dental technician • Dental hygienist • Dental therapist • Dentist.

What skills and qualities does it take to be a successful Dental Nurse?

In addition to your Diploma qualification you will need to be an outgoing person who can identify with the needs of patients and provide understanding and reassurance as necessary. You will also need to maintain the highest professional standards at all times and observe confidentiality with regard to patient records. You will have to be a good team player as well as acting on your own initiative as the occasion requires. You will welcome the need to exercise considerable individual responsibility.

Why should I invest in the course?

Because for relatively small outlay you will have a gateway to a secure career. Unlike university students you will not accumulate a large student debt which can hang around you for many years.

How much will I pay?

The basic fee for the course is: £1490. This can be spread over a number of instalments and additionally you will receive payment while undergoing your practical work experience in a Dental practice which is an essential component of the course. This will offset the full course fee.

How much will I earn?

Dental Nurses are always in demand with high earning potential. Dental nurse’s salaries can range up to £30k/year accordingly to www.nationalcareers.service.gov.uk . Dental Nurses can also progress into senior roles with higher salaries.

Do I have to work in a Dental Practice while studying?

Yes, working in a Dental practice is an essential component of the course in order for you to gain practical experience. Remember we will help you to find a paid work placement so that you can start earning while you learn! We have helped hundreds of students succeed in their careers.

How to apply?

In order to secure a place on the course and start learning you need to take the following steps:

a- Sign up online: https://www.schoolofdentalnursing.com/register

b- Provide the necessary documents as specified

c- Make an initial Payment.

Need more information?

More information about the School of Dental Nursing can be found on this website and interested applicants are always welcome to contact us via our online enquiry form below, by telephone – 0208 993 4500 or via email – dental@schoolofdentalnursing.com to our friendly administrative team.

Dental Nursing Diploma: The advantages of online learning

  • April 03 2020
  • SDN

Dental Nursing Diploma: The advantages of online learning

The restrictions on movement necessitated by regulations to control the outbreak of COVID-19 have caused a widespread rethink about how we conduct our lives. Many people have utilised digital technology to work at home by means of video conferencing and other state of the art applications. In education the positive aspects of online learning have been emphasized as providers at all levels -from primary school to university- have been required to close their doors to students. Although the current coronavirus pandemic is hopefully a temporary problem, as technology rapidly improves the world is becoming ever more digitally connected and online/distance learning will become a permanent and probably dominant mode of educational delivery. The advantages are such that learning will become equally accessible to most of the world’s population irrespective of wealth or mobility.

At the School of Dental Nursing we have always recognised the many advantages of online provision. Students save valuable time by not being required to attend classes at set times and there are also savings in travel costs which can often be substantial. Online learning gives maximum flexibility for students to balance their study with various family and work commitments.

Some students feel that online learning means that they will be on their own and not have the benefit of access to their tutors in person .However, this is not the case as we provide all directed reading, course materials and videos so that our students are constantly in touch with the School. They are free to contact their tutor with queries at any reasonable time and they are given continuous feedback on their work and progress. They can also keep in touch and share their experience with other students through the virtual chat room which is provided on the School’s sophisticated Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The School has been a pioneer in the development of supported online learning which is highly valued by its successful students.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) key Facts

  • March 17 2020
  • SDN

Coronavirus (COVID-19) key Facts

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What is it?

A new respiratory illness that affects our lungs and airways

It is caused by virus called CORONAVIRUS

It was first identified in Wuhan city, China in December 2019 and has since spread rapidly across the world

What are the symptoms?

A new persistent dry cough

Shortage of breath-difficulty in breathing

Fever-a high temperature

It can cause more severe symptoms in those with underlying health conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease)

How do we protect ourselves?

Wash hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water or carefully apply hand sanitiser

Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and dispose of the tissue carefully in a designated receptacle

Avoid large gatherings.

Stay at home for 7 days if you have a high temperature or a new, continuous dry cough

It is most likely to spread to others within the first 3 days of an individual having symptoms

After 7 days most people are no longer infectious.

Can COVID-19 be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates?

Yes, from the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, regardless of climate including areas with hot and humid weather.

Can eating garlic or similar spice/herbs help prevent infection with the new coronavirus?

Garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence at all from the current outbreak that eating garlic or similar spice/herbs has protected people from the new coronavirus.

Does drinking alcohol help prevent infection with the new coronavirus?

No. There is no evidence that drinking alcohol can prevent infection by coronavirus.

Is there a vaccine for this virus/disease?

No, so far there is no vaccine but scientists are working towards this and expect to test a vaccine at the end of 2020 in human subjects.

For more and latest advice search NHS/WHO Coronavirus

National Diploma - New Syllabus Launch

  • September 17 2019
  • SDN

National Diploma - New Syllabus Launch

NEBDN has been updated to provide more specific learning outcomes, and will be introduced as of Monday 23rd  September 2019. It will be available to view and download on our website https://www.schoolofdentalnursing.com/ 

The syllabus is linked to the assessment methods and new standards used by NEBDN, as well as GDC preparing for practice learning outcomes. The syllabus includes 11 modules with various learning outcomes, these are spilt into performance criteria and knowledge criteria. The syllabus has been rewritten to support Course Providers to include the right amount of detail in teaching sessions.

All NEBDN exam questions will be mapped to the new syllabus by April 2020. Therefore, we request that all course providers are asked to review their teaching materials, to ensure all aspects of the new syllabus are covered, it is anticipated that minimal change to course content will be required.  However, any students  that have been taught using the existing syllabus and are sitting the exam in April 2020 should not be disadvantaged, as the requirements of the syllabus remain the same and still link to preparing for practice and the content matches the current RoE requirements.

Become a smile maker!

  • July 02 0219

Become a smile maker!

How to become a qualified Dental Nurse

Have you always had a passion for science, health or human wellbeing? Has someone talk to you about the dental industry and its various roles or are you looking for a career change. A career in dental nursing could be what you are looking for!

What is a Dental Nurse?

Dental Nurses provide ‘chair-side support’ for the dental team, which includes dentists, dental therapists, hygienists and technicians. It is an important role for both the patients and the dental professionals working in the practice.

Here is how you can become a fully qualified Dental Nurse in 12 months in 3 steps:

Step 1- Enrol for the Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing which is a nationally recognised qualification awarded by the National Examination Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN).

Step 2- If you are not already working in a practice, we will work with you to find a placement in a Dental Practice. You will study the theory part of the training at the School of Dental Nursing normally attending classes fortnightly between 10am to 5pm. While you are studying for the Diploma you will also be working as a trainee Dental Nurse which allows you to earn while you learn!

Step 3- Successful completion of the Diploma in Dental Nursing will enable you to register as a Dental Care Professional with the General Dental Council (GDC) and practice as a qualified Dental Nurse.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who has a general interest in dentistry and would like to make a career as a Dental Nurse. It is available for people already working in a dental practice and also for those looking for a career or career change.

Entry requirements

You can usually work as a trainee dental nurse and study for the diploma in dental nursing without formal academic qualifications but you will normally be required to take a literacy test to ensure you have the necessary language competency. The School of Dental Nursing can provide training in English Language if necessary.

How much does it cost?

Course Registration Fee: £150.00 (Non-Refundable).

Course Fee: £1400.00 payable in two six monthly instalments (additional examination fee is also payable).

Career prospects:

On gaining the qualification will become a registered Dental nurse which will provide a satisfying career. Additionally, it provides an opening to gain additional qualifications working as, for example a Dental Therapist, a Dental Hygienist, a Dental Nurse tutor or a specialist in Dental Radiography.

Join the School of Dental Nursing to become a qualified and registered Dental Nurse in 12 months and start a career in smile making!

Need advice or have any questions?

For informal advice call 0208 993 4500 / email dental[@]schoolofdentalnursing.com

Dental Nursing Course in London

  • January 15 2019
  • SDN

Dental Nursing Course in London

Dental nursing is vital to any successful dental practice. If you have recently attended a dentist as a patient have you ever thought about the people who play a key role in supporting the practitioners who delivered your treatment? Have you ever thought about the many career paths available to people who wish to work in a dental practice? Or are you already working in a dental practice as a trainee dental nurse and need to gain a formal qualification to be fully qualified?

The practice of dentistry is continuously developing as different dental conditions become better understood and new and innovative treatments are devised. This is particularly the case in London which a centre of Dental innovation and where there are many dental practices catering for both home based and international patients. There is therefore a particularly high demand for good qualified dental nurses and abundant career opportunities. 

The Diploma in Dental nursing course provide highly regarded qualification in the dental sector/industries. They command good starting salaries and provide many opportunities to develop a rewarding career. On successful completion of a dental nursing course you will have gained extensive skills and knowledge of clinical practice, communication with both patient and dental professionals and the management and leadership skills that are required to work and manage in a dental surgery. The dental nursing qualification also opens up opportunities for further studies such as in oral health, radiography, dental hygiene or dental therapy. All of these specialisms open up exciting career opportunities.

The School of Dental Nursing in West London (Acton) provides NEBDN Dental Nursing Diploma Level 3 courses in Dental Nursing. We have provided this qualification since 2006 and therefore have extensive experience in ensuring that our students receive the tuition and learning support that will enable them to achieve success. Our record of student achievement has been consistently above the national average and many of our students have gone on to enjoy a fulfilling career in the dental sector of health care.

So apply today to study our Dental Nursing Training course in West London with The School of Dental Nursing and gain a highly regarded qualification as an entry to a very worthwhile career within the dental profession. Please contact us for more details.

Dental Nursing Course in Reading

  • June 18 2018
  • SDN

Dental Nursing Course in Reading

Dental nursing is vital to any successful dental practice. If you have recently attended a dentist as a patient have you ever thought about the people who play a key role in supporting the practitioners who delivered your treatment? Have you ever thought about the many career paths available to people who wish to work in a dental practice? Or are you already working in a dental practice as a trainee dental nurse and need to gain a formal qualification to be fully qualified?

Diploma in Dental Nursing course provide highly regarded qualification in the dental sector/industries. They command good starting salaries and provide many opportunities to develop a rewarding career. On successful completion of a dental nursing course you will have gained extensive skills and knowledge of clinical practice, communication with both patient and dental professionals and the management and leadership skills that are required to work and manage in a dental surgery. The dental nursing qualification also opens up opportunities for further studies such as in oral health, radiography, dental hygiene or dental therapy. All of these specialisms open up exciting career opportunities.

The School of Dental Nursing in Reading provides NEBDN Dental Nursing Diploma Level 3 courses in Dental Nursing. We have provided this qualification since 2006 and therefore have extensive experience in ensuring that our students receive the tuition and learning support that will enable them to achieve success. Our record of student achievement has been consistently above the national average and many of our students have gone on to enjoy a fulfilling career in the dental sector of health care.

So apply today to study our Dental Nursing Training course in Reading with The School of Dental Nursing and gain a highly regarded qualification as an entry to a very worthwhile career within the dental profession. Please contact us for more details.

High Quality CV Checklist

  • August 22 2018
  • SDN

High Quality CV Checklist

[Start with…]

Personal details

Brief personal statement highlighting what you considered to be your strongest personal qualitiesand greatest achievement (keep short).

 

Educational Qualifications (GCSE, A-level, Diploma and Degree)

 

Voluntary or charitable activities (e.g. unpaid work experience)

 

Work Experience (including part time or ‘Saturday job’)

 

Skills (including IT, languages etc)

 

Interests (all activities and membership of clubs and associations if any)

 

Concluding statement (you could expand on the points you have made in the opening statement but try not to repeat same information)

 

Referees (e.g. school teacher, current/past employer or someone you know in connection with your interest. It must not be a family member or someone with who you have a relationship)

 

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Coronavirus Update

Firstly, on behalf of all the School staff I would like to wish you a happy, safe and successful 2021. Although the general situation does not look too good at present with the announcement of the new lockdown there are reasons for us all to be optimistic.

Jan 10, 2021 continue reading...

Is becoming a Dental Nurse the right step for you?

Yes, if you are looking for a secure career in a people facing environment where you can make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of dental patients.

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