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.
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:
- Practical Competence Assessment Sheets (PCAS)
- Case Studies
- Directly Observed Clinical Skills (DOCS) Assessments
- 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
National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN)
Apply online today! If you have any questions, please contact our friendly team at firstname.lastname@example.org 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