They provide ‘chair-side support’ for the dental team, which includes dentists, dental therapists, hygienists and technicians.
12 Months. You will also gain first-hand experience through working in a dental practice as a Trainee Dental Nurse.
Whilst qualifications are not essential, applicants with GCSE qualifications (Grades A*-C) in Maths and English would be at an advantage.
We are required to screen all our candidates and will have to take part in a basic literacy test and a short interview. You will be invited for an assessment prior to acceptance on to the course. You will also have to be a British citizen or living in the UK, EU or hold ILR student visa. You must be able to meet the basic physical and mental requirements for working in a dental practice.
As soon as you enrol and register with the awarding body for Diploma in Dental Nursing (NEBDN). However, your tutor will advise you to wait until you have attended one or two sessions of the course to get familiarity with the theory of dental nursing topics.
Yes, within 3 months you will have to start working in your placement in order to be able to complete your electronic Record of Experience (eRoE) within the deadline given to your specified learning group, and to allow you to prepare for the exams.
Yes, it is essential for you to work as a Trainee to gain practical experience and to complete your e-RoE (electronic- Record of Experience) portfolio. A complete record of experience is necessary to qualify you to sit the examination. The suggested minimum work commitment is 10-14 hrs a week over a year or equivalent to allow you to complete your eRoE.
No, as a training provider, we do not guarantee any jobs/placements. However, we do have an in-house support team that can help you build your CV and your profile to meet the specifications of Dental Nursing positions.
We support our students with mock interview workshops or one-to-one training sessions.
Vacancies do arise from partnering practices and clinics in London, Reading and surrounding areas. We inform our students of available opportunities as they become available.
It depends on the individual; on average our students find a placement within 2-3 months of starting this course.
You will be given a choice to re-join the course or to re-sit the exams.
If a student has not finished their RoE on time, they can re-join for RoE support to work towards the next deadline for the RoE and will sit the exam at the next available session. There are two examination sessions each year, April and November.
There are two parts of the exams that are required for you to pass your National Diploma after completing your RoE portfolio. The first part consists of a written exam which you will need to pass to proceed to the next phase. The second part is the practical OSCE exam. We provide extra mock OSCE sessions for our students to help them to be fully prepared to enter the examination with confidence.
You will be required to complete Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and/or Basic Life Support (BLS) training. We give discounts to all our registered students who undertake this training with us.
Course Fee: £1400.00 (this excludes candidate registration/RoE application fee & examination fee).
Course Registration Fee: £150.00 (Non-Refundable).
Course Enrolment Fee: £700.00 (half of total fee).
Remaining balance to be paid within 6 months of the course commencement date.
Candidate registration/RoE application fee & examination fee: £485.
For more information on exam pattern and exam schedule/fee please visit www.nebdn.org .
Course Materials, Scheme of work and timetable for Dental Nurses will be provided on the first day of the course.
Exam fee – £485 will be charged at the point of candidate registration with NEBDN. This fee goes directly to the awarding organisation NEBDN.
Yes, once you enrol on the course you will be provided with your tutors’ email address and can contact them directly with enquiries and questions out of class hours.
After successfully enrolling on the course you are expected to maintain a minimum of 80 per cent attendance record.
You will also need to begin your placement within 3 months of starting the course and should work towards completing your RoE within specified time period.
Once you have successfully completed your RoE with the help of your supervising dentist and your tutor, you prepare to sit for the written exam at the next available examination session in either April or November.
Having successfully passed the written examination you proceed to sit for the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) which is held two/three months later.
After successfully passing the three stages of the qualification-RoE portfolio, written exam and OSCE- you will become a qualified Dental Nurse. You then apply for your official General Dental Council (GDC) registration.
On successful completion of the Diploma in Dental Nursing you will be able to register with the British Association of Dental Nurses and the General Dentistry Council. This allows you to work legally in the sector and can lead to progression to senior roles e.g. Senior Dental Nurse, Hygienist, Therapist, and Practice Manager.
Apply today to become a Qualified Dental Nurse and earn a wage as you learn!
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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.