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NEBDN Certificate in Dental Implant Nursing

Enrol Now for Saturday, 31st August 2024

18 hours over six months, 2pm to 5pm Saturday afternoon – Live interactive and online

About the Course

Achieve your NEBDN Certificate in Dental Implant Nursing with SmileWisdom, from anywhere in the UK, through teaching held live online with your tutor in a fully interactive classroom setting.

Live online teaching with SmileWisdom means your tutor, yourself, and fellow students will interact through a virtual classroom online. You will all be able to see each other by utilising your device camera, enabling you to ask and answer questions from your tutor just as you would face-to-face. Our live online learning platform means you can study with us from anywhere in the UK without spending time and money commuting. Perfect for fitting further education around a busy work life.

Our dental nursing courses are accredited by the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) and equivalent to a Level 4. We aim for all our students to have an outstanding learning experience with SmileWisdom and pass their examinations.

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants replace lost teeth roots. They are inserted into the jaw bone via a special surgical technique and provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth to sit on. These teeth will match the patient’s natural teeth. Implant Dentistry is a highly advanced, specialised dental skill that is now widely available in the UK and abroad. It combines surgical skills with restorative expertise to help rebuild dentition, giving patients back their ability to chew and smile.

A variety of reasons may cause a patient to need dental implants, including trauma, gum disease, caries or malignancy. These cases require meticulous planning and exacting standards to ensure an optimum result for each patient. Additional treatments that may be included during an implant procedure are extractions, bone grafting and sinus lifts.

What is Dental Implant Nursing?

The placement of a dental implant is a surgical procedure that requires a sterile set-up and the use of specialised instruments, equipment and materials. Maintaining sterility during treatment involves understanding the flow of the procedure and good teamwork skills. Assisting with dental implant treatments necessitates knowledge of how to do this safely in order to keep the patient and the dental team safe during the procedure. There are various stages to providing a patient with a dental implant and final restoration. It is vital that dental implant nurses know each stage in detail to prepare and assist adequately. Additionally, being able to give information to the patient to support them through their dental implant treatment journey is a skill dental implant nurses must have.

Who is the course for

The SmileWisdom accredited course is appropriate for GDC-registered dental nurses who:

  • Want to gain valuable knowledge and expertise to assist in dental implant procedures
  • Are interested in working in an advanced area of dentistry
  • Enjoy a surgical environment
  • Enjoy seeing great patient transformations
  • Care about restoring the dentition of patients and their ability to chew as normal

What the course involves 

The course comprises of 6 lessons of 3 hours each. It is held live online with your tutor and is fully interactive. This means you can join the course from anywhere in the UK.

You will gain in-depth knowledge of:

  • The role of implant techniques in dentistry
  • The range of pain control and techniques for managing anxiety
  • How the patients’ general health may influence the use of dental implants
  • How to assist with for dental implant treatments
  • The importance of following relevant guidance relating to all aspects of providing dental implants
  • How to assist in the assessment of patients who require dental implants
  • How to remain calm, decisive and purposeful whilst handling difficulties or complications.

and more!

Record of Competence and Examination

Electronic Record of Competence 

You will be required to complete a work-based electronic Record of Competence (RoC). There are four sections to the RoC:

There are four sections to the RoC:

  1. Practical Competence Assessment Sheets (PCAS)
  2. Case Studies
  3. Directly Observed Clinical Skills (DOCS) Assessments
  4. Supplementary Outcomes


This is a 90-minute 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 RoC
  • Pass the examination

Awarding Body 

National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN)

Apply Now

Apply online today! If you have any questions, please contact our friendly team at training@smilewisdom.co.uk or call 020 7205 2299.

To enrol on the course you will need to:

  • Be a registered dental nurse with the General Dental Council (GDC)
  • Be legally allowed to work in the UK
  • Have a supportive employer to supervise your electronic Records of Competence (RoC) completion
  • Have a valid First Aid/Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate of completion
  • Be competent in written and spoken English to be able to communicate effectively with patients, their families and dental and healthcare professionals.
  • Be self-motivated

Key Information

Course: Dental Implant Nursing
Qualification: NEBDN Certificate in Dental Implant Nursing
Level: Equivalent to level 4
Start Date: Saturday 31st August 2024
Duration: 6 months
Number of Hours: 18
Day: One Saturday every 4 weeks, 2pm-5pm
Where: Live online* with your tutor teaching all your classes
Target Exam: March 2025
Price (incl. VAT): £900
Exam Fee: £205
Total (incl. VAT): £1105
Payment Options: Monthly instalments or full payment as preferred
Tutor: Ewa Assaker, MD Dip DN PTLLS CTTLS

Course Start Date

Start Date: 31st August 2024
Day: Saturday
Time: 2pm – 5pm.

*Live Online lectures take place in a ‘virtual classroom’ on our teaching platform.

Our live online study mode means you can study with us from anywhere in the UK. Our advanced teaching platform will let you feel like in a real classroom, without having to spend time and money on commuting. Perfect if you are looking to combine good quality education with a busy lifestyle.

Course Fees

  • The total course fee of £900 includes the deposit of £150.
  • The deposit of £150 is not refundable, nor transferable.
  • 6 monthly payments each of £125 is payable by the end of each month. The first payment is due the month of starting the course.
  • The total course fee of £900 is payable should you leave the course at any time, less any amount already paid.
  • If your course is completed, yet you continue to attend the lessons for any reason the £125 monthly fees will continue.
  • Should you decide to move to another course cohort, i.e., at a different time or day, there will be a fee of £99.
  • 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 following month.
  • Please also see our Terms and Conditions.

To enrol in the course you will need:

  • To be a registered dental nurse with the General Dental Council ( GDC) or Irish Dental Council (IDC)
  • To be able to assist in sufficient dental implant 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
  • You will benefit from interactive methods including role plays, simulations and group work.
  • Great success rate and pass rate – see our success stories here

How to Apply:

Instantly enrol onine or complete the application form, and email to Becky Madigan, Admissions Director, training@Smilewisdom.co.uk or call 020 7205 2299

Read more about the benefits of undertaking the NEBDN Certificate in Dental Implant Nursing here

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