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NEBDN Certificate in Dental Radiography

Enrol Now for Wednesday, 8th May 2024

24 hours over six months, 9am to 1pm one Wednesday every 4 weeks – Live interactive and online

About the Course

Achieve your NEBDN Certificate in Dental Radiography with SmileWisdom. Our dental nursing courses are accredited by the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN). Our students have an outstanding record of achievement in passing the examination.

NEBDN Certificate is equivalent to a Level 4

A qualified dental nurse who is awarded the NEBDN Certificate in Dental Radiography will be able to act under prescription as an IR(ME)R operator, in order to safely take intra-oral and extra-oral radiographs of patients. The additional skills acquired, together with the knowledge gained, will enhance your CV and bring benefits to your employer and to patients.

Dentists use radiographs for many reasons: to find hidden dental structures, malignant or benign masses, bone loss, and cavities. A radiographic image is formed by a controlled burst of X-ray radiation which penetrates oral structures at different levels, depending on varying anatomical densities, before striking the film or sensor. Teeth appear lighter because less radiation penetrates them to reach the film. Dental caries, infections and other changes in the bone density, and the periodontal ligament, appear darker because X-rays readily penetrate these less dense structures.

Dental restorations may appear lighter or darker, depending on the density of the material. The SmileWisdom Dental Radiography course is suitable for GDC Registered dental nurses who currently assist, or will shortly be assisting in the field of dental radiography. The course is idea for dental nurses who would like to be more involved with patient care and would like to support their dentists in the diagnosis and treatment planning by providing good diagnostic radiographs.


This is a written examination composed of two sections:

  • Part A – 45 multiple choice questions (MCQ)
  • Part B – 30 extended matching questions (EMQ)

Examinations are held twice a year in March and September.

Award of qualification

In order to be awarded this qualification, you must:

  • Complete and satisfy the requirements of the Record of Competence
  • Pass the examination.

Awarding Body:

National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN)

Your practice must be willing to allow you to take radiographs and supervise you in doing so.

How to Apply:

Complete the application form, and email to Becky Madigan, Operations Director, training@Smilewisdom.co.uk or call her on 020 7205 2299 – If you have any questions regarding the Certificate in Dental Radiography course please call 0207 205 2299


Key Information

Course: Dental Radiography
Qualification: NEBDN Certificate in Dental Radiography
Level: Equivalent to Level 4
Start Date: Wednesday 8th May 2024
Duration: 6 months
Number of Hours: 24
Day: One Wednesday every 4 weeks, 9am-1pm
Where: Live online with your tutor teaching all your classes
Target Exam: March 2025
Price (incl. VAT): £900
Exam Fee: £205
Total (incl. VAT): £1,105
Payment Options: Monthly instalments or full payment as preferred
Tutor:Dr Liz Moran, BDS

radiology for dental nurses

Fees and location

Course Fees

  1. The SmileWisdom fee for the course is £900 (including VAT).
  2. Deposit of £150 and 6 monthly payments of £125.00. The first month’s payment of £125.00 is due at end of the first month the course starts, and then monthly thereafter until the total fee is paid.
  3. The NEBDN (current) Exam Fee (£205.00 at the moment) is in addition to the SmileWisdom fee.
  4. The SmileWisdom deposit is not refundable, nor transferable nor exchangeable.
  5. The total course fee of £900 is payable should you leave the course at anytime, less any amount already paid.
  6. If your course is completed, yet you continue to attend the lessons for any reason the monthly fees will continue.
  7. Should you decide to move to another Cohort, i.e., a different time or day, there will be a fee of £99.00.
  8. Fees are payable at the end of the calendar month. A late payment fee of £10 (incl. Vat) per week or part week, will apply from the 1st of the flowing month.


How to Apply:

Click on the Application form link on the sidebar, or click HERE. If you have any questions please email to Becky Madigan, Operations Director, training@Smilewisdom.co.uk or call her on 020 7205 2299

If you have any questions regarding the Certificate in Dental Radiography course please call 0207 205 2299

To enrol in the course you will need:

  • To be a registered dental nurse with the General Dental Council ( GDC)
  • To be able to assist in sufficient procedures to carry out the completion of the Record of Competence (RoC)
  • To have a supportive employer to supervise your Record of Competence (RoC) completion
  • To have a valid first Aid / Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate of completion
  • Be competent in written and spoken English to able to communicate effectively with patients, their families and dental and healthcare professionals
  • To be self motivated

Why Study at SmileWisdom Dental Academy?

  • You will be taught by qualified and registered dental tutors, most of whom are also examiners
  • SmileWisdom students can benefit from the TFL 18+ Student Oyster Photocard. You will save 30% off the price of adult-rate Travelcards and Bus & Tram Pass season tickets. This will be for the period of your course
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