Qualifications for Dental Nurses

Certificate in Dental Implant Nursing

This course is available as an online programme with workplace support. The examination is provided by the NEBDN and will be held twice yearly in March and September. The exam locations are Carnforth - Lancashire, Stratford - East London, Belfast - NI, Trowbridge - Wiltshire and NEBDN Centre - Birmingham. Applicants must work in an environment where dental implants are regularly undertaken to fulfil the requirements of the Record of Competence. Applications are not accepted from dental nurses who do not hold a registrable qualification.

Certificate in Dental Radiography

This course is available as an on-line programme with workplace support. The examination is provided by the NEBDN twice yearly. Applicants must be able to access all radiographic techniques, to include intra oral and extra oral views. Applicants are expected to source all required radiographic views themselves and should ensure this is possible before application. Applications are not accepted from dental nurses who do not hold a registrable qualification.

Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing

Award in Intravenous Sedation Nursing

Award in Inhalation Sedation Nursing

This course is available as an online programme in three formats. Applicants can choose to undertake the full Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing and must be qualified dental nurses working in an environment which regularly undertakes dental treatment under both IV and inhalation sedation. We do not accept applications from registered dental nurses who do not hold a recognised qualification.

Alternatively, applicants can choose to undertake and Award in Inhalation Sedation Nursing only, or an Award in Intravenous Dental Sedation Nursing only.

In all cases, students are responsible for sourcing their own placement arrangements for all aspects of the programme. All pathways have a final exam provided by the NEBDN in March and September each year.

Certificate in Oral Health Education (Fluoride Application and Plaque Indices)

This online programme is available to qualified and registered dental nurses working in dental environments where prevention is of major focus. Applicants are advised that they will need to spend time with patients on a one to one basis and should ensure they have full practice support prior to application. This course is delivered online with full tutor support. The course works towards the NEBDN examinations in either March or September as appropriate. We do not accept applications from registered dental nurses who do not hold a recognised qualification.

Certificate in Special Care Dental Nursing

The Certificate in Special Care Dental Nursing is available as an on-line programme. This course is suitable for dental nurses who work extensively with special care patients and can be started at any time. To qualify for this programme in the first instance, you need to hold up-to-date CPR and Moving and Handling Certificates. The twice yearly exam is provided by the NEBDN and held at centres in Carnforth - Lancashire, Stratford - East London, Belfast - NI, Trowbridge - Wiltshire and NEBDN Centre - Birmingham. Students must be able to access the variety of patient types needed to meet the criteria of the Record of Competence. The syllabus is available on request. We do not accept applications from registered dental nurses who do not hold a recognised qualification in dental nursing.

Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing

The Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing is available as an online programme with the examination provided by the NEBDN held at centres in Carnforth - Lancashire, Stratford - East London, Belfast - NI, Trowbridge - Wiltshire and NEBDN Centre - Birmingham twice a year. This course is suitable for dental nurses who work extensively with orthodontic patients. To qualify for this programme you need to be able to access orthodontic patients of all appliance types. We do not accept applications from registered dental nurses who do not hold a recognised qualification in dental nursing. This course can also be taken in conjunction with the Certificate of Competency in Impression Taking which is also provided online.