SmileWisdom NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing course quickly became popular and soon we had to look for larger premises to accommodate all our students. And so in 2017 Mike have found a new home for the Academy, literally at the heart of UK dentistry; at the British Dental Association on Wimpole Street in Central London. Since then, many professional CPD and NEBDN-approved courses have been successfully run, with hundreds of students becoming qualified dental nurses with SmileWisdom across the UK.
2020 was a busy year at SmileWisdom.
The idea of adding SmileWisdom Recruitment to be run alongside the Academy started forming when Mike decided to find a way of helping our students who were struggling with finding jobs in dental practices. The project quickly evolved and in 2020 a niche Job Board was created, giving trainee and qualified dental nurses a unique opportunity to specify their skills and experience to get a perfect match with potential employers.
The Covid-19 pandemic meant moving all lectures online – but we saw it as an opportunity rather than an obstacle. In March 2020 SmileWisdom was the first London dental college to successfully run all their lectures live online; we created virtual classrooms so that our students could login and attend lectures at their usual times, with their old classmates, and feel – almost – as if they were attending real lectures.
Starting online lectures also meant that we were able to offer our courses to the students across the UK. For the first time students outside of London started enrolling and joining our lectures; our outstanding education became accessible to aspiring dental nurses UK-wide.
The year 2021 saw us launching NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health Education. This popular course for qualified dental nurses added to our portfolio of NEBDN-accredited postgraduate courses; other postgraduate courses we run are the NEBDN Certificate in Dental Implant Nursing and Certificate in Dental Radiography.
Clearly 2021 was the year of growth and expansion at SmileWisdom; we also added 12 essential eCPD courses to the range of CPD courses we run. The new eCPD online courses are fun, interactive and correspond with GDC’s learning outcomes.
SmileWisdom Recruitment was not left behind – Recruitment Consultancy service had been added, to offer help to dental employers in finding their perfect practice staff.
Today SmileWisdom Academy is one of the largest dental nurse college in the UK, and SmileWisdom Job Board, with over a 1000 jobs, is the only platform in the UK specialising exclusively in jobs for dental nurses and practice supports staff.