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National Diploma in Dental Nursing (NEBDN)

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Through experience and credibility, we enhance the careers of dental nurses & practice support staff with training and resourcing, and e-CPD for all dental professionals;

delivered with dedication and passion!
  • Be dedicated to the training and education of dental professionals
  • Be run solely by dental professionals for dental professionals with the highest possible standards of tuition
  • Provide the highest possible training and education for dental professionals in a small class environment.
  • Provide a positive learning environment
SmileWisdom has an impressive 98% pass rate for the NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing London

How long is the course?
The NEBDN course will take one year. There is 36 weeks of formal training and lectures, and 16 weeks break around Easter, summer and Christmas.

How long is each class?
Your classes will run either weekly or fortnightly; weekly classes are 2 hours each, fortnightly classes are 4 hours each, so with either one you chose you will get 8 hours in our virtual classroom a month.

You will choose your course start date before you enrol, and you will get a full timetable with dates and times of classes before you start.

What job could I get at the end of the course?
The NEBDN course will give you an internationally recognised qualification which will allow you to work as a Dental Nurses in a variety of settings including private practices, hospitals and community dental clinics. See dental nurse career paths HERE.

Will I have to do a job placement to gain experience?
Yes, the course includes an assessed work placement. You will need to be working as a trainee dental nurse for a minimum of 16 hours per week over the duration of the course to complete your written eRoE (electronic Record of Experience). The Academy will guide you and offer help in finding a placement in a dental surgery.

How will I get a placement?
We will coach you on interview technique and help you write your CV. We have a dedicated recruitment team and a job board where vacancies for trainee dental nurses are advertised. Before you start to go for interviews you will learn the basics of:

  • Health & safety
  • Sterilisation
  • Cross infection

Find out more about job support we will offer you HERE.

Will I need any inoculations before starting work?
Yes, you will need a valid Heb B certificate. We will advise you how to obtain a blood test and/or vaccination.

When are the exams?
There are 2 stages to the NEBDN exam. You need to pass stage 1 in order to sit stage 2.
Stage 1. Multiple choice theory  (written) exam – November or April
Stage 2. Practical exam – January or June

What is the Electronic Record of Experience (eRoE)?

To be eligible to sit your Stage 1 Written Exam, you have to complete your Electronic Record of Experience (eRoE). The eROE has to be submitted to your tutor. eROE submission deadlines will be provided to you. Your tutor/ marking tutor will offer you help and guidance on completing your eROE.

The eROE has to be submitted to your tutor by 31st Jan for April exam, and 31st August for November exam.

What is the cost?
The total course fee is 1695.00 inc VAT. £175.00 deposit followed by 9 monthly payments of £169.00.  We are sorry we can’t accept personal cheques.

What are the exam fees?
The NEBDN exam fee is £485.00. This exam fee covers both your written and practical NEBDN exams.

Will I be able to retake the exams?
Yes. There will be a charge of £169/month for extra tuition

What is the cost if retaking the exam?

£125 exam retake fee (NEBDN reserves the right to change this fee)

How long can I take before having to retake the exam?
There is a maximum of 2 years allowed by the NEBDN after which you would need to enrol on another course

What is the price of revision classes?
There is a fee of £169/month. This is the same as the extra tuition fee.

Who will be training me?
Our expert trainers are all NEBDN-approved tutors.

Is there a minimum level of education I need to hold to enrol?
You will need to be able to pass Level 3 Maths and English.                                                     

Where will I be taught?
You can chose to complete the course either fully online, or with blended learning:

Live Virtual Interactive Course – fully online: Unlike most online courses where you get all the materials sent to you at once and you have to study by yourself, our course will let you feel like you are in a real classroom; you will attend live online classes with your classmates, you will see and hear your tutor and your fellow students, ask and answer questions using your microphone and talk with people via online live chat.

Blended Learning combines in-classroom and live online lectures.
We are based at The British Dental Association (BDA) – 64 Wimpole Street, W1G 8YS. For now all courses are using our live online classroom.

Is the end qualification of the online course the same as the one I would get attending live classes?
Yes. Our Live Virtual Interactive Course is fully accredited by the NEBDN which means that upon completion you will be awarded the NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing, which is exactly the same qualification as the one you would get after attending our face-to-face lectures at the BDA in London.

Key Information

Next Blended Learning* Course Dates: (Thursday course only held at the BDA. All other days are online live with a tutor )

*Blended Learning combines in-classroom and live online lectures. We are based at The British Dental Association (BDA). 64 Wimpole St W1G 8YS.

These are the start dates only. Courses take place at the same time each week or every two weeks, as below:

  • DN52 - Thursday 19 May - 2.00pm to 4.00pm (One 2 hour class every week with Dr Liz Moran)
  • DN53 - Thursday 30 June 2022 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm (One 2 hour class every week with Dr Liz Moran )
  • DN54 - Friday 8 July 2022 - 1.30pm to 5.30pm (One 4 hour class every two weeks with Dr Liz Moran)
  • DN55 - Thursday 8 September 2022 - 11.30am to 1.30pm (One 2 hour class every week with Perminder Kaur)
  • DN56 - Wednesday 5  October 2022 - 4.00pm to 6.00pm (One 2 hour class every week with Perminder Kaur)
  • DN57 - Thursday 17 November 2022 - 4.00pm to 6.00pm (One 2 hour class every week with Dr Liz Moran)

Live Online Course UK Wide:

  • DN O22 - Monday 9 May 2022 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm (One 2 hour class every week with Emily Rimmer)
  • DNO23 - Tuesday 21 June 2022 - 9.30am to 11.30am (One 2 hour class every week with Deborah Halter)
  • DNO24 - Tuesday 12 July 2022 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm  (One 2 hour class every week with Deborah Halter)
  • DNO25 - Thursday 8 September 2022 - 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm  (One 4 hour class every two weeks with Perminder Kaur)
  • DNO26 - Monday 17 October  2022 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm (One 2 hour class every week with Deborah Halter)
  • DNO27 - Sunday 13 November 2022 - 1.00pm to 5.00pm (One 4 hour class every two weeks with Perminder Kaur)

 

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