Valuable Knowledge

If you like helping others and want a professional working environment then dental nursing can be a very rewarding career choice. Gain increased job satisfaction as a highly trained dental care professional.

It is a legal requirement that dental nurses are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) in order to work in England and Wales. Upon successful completion of the course and exam you will be able to register as a Dental Care Professional with the GDC.


Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students for the NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing and subsequent registration with the General Dental Council (GCD). Students are not required to be employed as a Dental Nurse prior to being accepted onto the course and will not need to have a nominated workplace mentor until the course start date.

Theoretical training to support the workplace learning is provided via Dental Team Education Centre (DTEC) distance learning course pack and consists of:

  • Learning materials

  • Exam style modular assessments

  • Continual tutor support

  • Support for workplace mentors

In addition to the theoretical training students are offered two mock examination days to fully prepare them for their NEBDN Diploma and are required to complete an electronic Record of Experience (ROE) to document their clinical competence. The course consistently produces pass rates well above the national average and has high student satisfaction rates.


Relevant for:

    Trainee Dental Nurse, Trainee Receptionist, Treatment Coordinator, Practice Manager
    *excluded from course-unlimited plan

Course Info

  • Course topics will include:

      • 1. Professionalism and the Role of the Dental Nurse
      • 2. Health and Safety
      • 3. Dealing with Medical Emergencies
      • 4. General, Dental and Regional Anatomy
      • 5. Oral Disease
      • 6. Prevention of Oral Disease
      • 7. Restorative Dentistry
      • 8. Child Dental Health
      • 9. Minor Oral Surgery
      • 10. Pain and Anxiety Control
  • Studied part time this course can be completed within the supported 12 months.

  • You can start as soon as your enrolment is processed and you receive your course pack (typically within 3 -5 days).

  • This is a blended learning course which consists of distance learning material, live online tutor led classes and online tutor support; learners will be provided with a hard copy of learning and assessment materials which they will receive typically within 3 -5 days of enrolment as well as their course schedule. Of course, all our support services are also provided as needed.

How It Works

  • 1.
    Simply enrol onto the course by clicking the Buy it Now button at the top of the page once intake opens.

  • 2.
    Once enrolled we will send you a confirmation email which will contain the expected date which you will receive delivery of your Course Pack (typically within 3-5 working days).

  • 3.
    On delivery of your Course Pack you can begin the course. Remember with us blended learning doesn’t mean that you are on your own, you'll have a tutor on hand for support if needed.

  • 4.
    Upon course commencement dental practice job placement coaching will be provided.

  • 5.
    Once you have completed the course, to highlight your achievement, the NEBDN will provide you with a hard copy of your Diploma Certificate.

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