Course Information

  • Duration: 12-18 Months
  • Date: Flexible, Distance Learning, multiple entry points, start any time!
  • Awarding Body: National Examination Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN)
  • Academic Level: Level 3 National Diploma
  • Fees: £1490.00
  • Who it’s for: Adult Learners 18+
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Diploma in Dental Nursing Online

Dental Nursing Course Online

Online learning provides you with an excellent opportunity to gain additional qualification while saving in time and travel costs. Our established Dental Nursing Diploma offers you an exciting chance to begin or develop a career in the Dental field. You will be able to complete the training whenever you have free time, wherever you are - as long as you’ve got an internet connection! You will be fully supported by professional, qualified and experienced staff to guide you along the path to success.

We provide you with the opportunity to attend course induction and mock examinations/practice sessions at one of our School centres in order to support your online learning.

Open learning is a highly flexible way to study. It enables you to learn at your own pace and choose study times that suit you. The only fixed dates are the final examinations. You do not need to wait for specific start dates - you can begin learning at any time.

The School of Dental Nursing offers:

  • An excellent record of student success and achievement
  • Official registration with the NEBDN (National Examining Board)
  • Highly experienced staff to guide you individually in your study
  • Learning at your own pace: Play, pause, rewind, and access 24/7
  • Learning materials accompanied by downloadable notes
  • A clear fee structure which is flexible and affordable
  • Detailed welcome pack sent by email including all documentation
  • Practice test questions to help prepare you for success in the NEBDN exams.

The advantages of online learning

  • Significant savings in time and travel costs
  • Savings on tuition fees
  • Convenience and cost effectiveness for you and your employer
  • Individual tuition provided by professional and experienced staff
  • Full learning support and easy to follow learning instructions available 24/7
  • Up to date teaching materials and information
  • Flexible teaching which allows for holidays, illness, etc.
  • Regular mock tests and assessment with feedback allows you to monitor your progress.

Is this course for me?

This course is for you:

• If you are considering a career in dental nursing – the College will support you in finding a placement

• If you are already working in a dental practice and would like to become a qualified dental nurse.
This course has been developed to meet the statutory requirements of the General Dental Council to enable you to register and work as a qualified dental nurse in the UK.

Career progression
Completion of this qualification can help you to progress within dental nursing, enabling completion of Post-Registration courses such 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

How the course is delivered

Students have the opportunity to attend a school centre for course induction where you will learn about the course opportunities, meet the support team and the real life tutors who will deliver the course online and act as your main contact for learning. You are also provided with the opportunity to attend a mock test so that we can assess your progress and give you advice and support to prepare you for the actual exam.

Online: Full course documentation is provided through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)-eTrain which includes: learning materials, notes, and mock tests. This enables you to engage and learn when you want to and from the comfort of your home or wherever you choose are at your own pace. You just need internet connectivity.

Email and phone support: Is available from your designated tutor as well as our administrative team. Although you are learning online you have the support of our expert staff at all times.

Site visit: All students are required to gain work experience in a Dental placement. This can be your current practice or the School will assist you in finding a suitable placement. During the course of your study your tutor may visit you at your placement to provide support and advice.

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:

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 –  to our friendly administrative team.

Join the School of Dental Nursing today and start learning!

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The course covers the new NEBDN syllabus and includes those areas of knowledge and understanding which a dental nurse needs to develop in order to be able to practice competently. These include:

  • Module 1: Professionalism and the Role of the Dental Nurse
  • Module 2: Health and Safety
  • Module 3: Dealing with Medical Emergencies
  • Module 4: General, Dental and Regional Anatomy
  • Module 5: Oral Disease
  • Module 6: Prevention of Oral Disease
  • Module 7: Assessment
  • Module 8: Restorative Dentistry
  • Module 9: Child Dental Health
  • Module 10: Minor Oral Surgery
  • Module 11: Pain and Anxiety Control

The course also provides extensive preparation for the practical part of the new exam (OSCE), and support with preparing the required Record of Experience.

There are no formal entry qualification but students are expected to be educated to good GCSE level or equivalent and have a good command of English language. Students are not admitted under the age of 18. Must be UK residence with evidence of right to work.

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