NEBDN Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing – Course Syllabus2024-04-08T18:36:30+01:00
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NEBDN Certificate in Orthodontic Dental Nursing

Enrol Now for 29th June 2024

18 hours over six months, 10:00am to 1:00pm one Saturday every 4 weeks – Live interactive and online

Course Syllabus and Examinations

The NEBDN Certificate in Orthodontic Dental Nursing is specifically designed for dental nurses wishing to develop professionally within the field of Orthodontic Dentistry.

This course is intended to provide dental nurses with the knowledge necessary to assist with orthodontic procedures, including critical understanding, intellectual skills, practical skills, attitudes, and behaviours to practice competently.


1. Cross-infection control in orthodontics
2. Classification of malocclusion
3. Legal and ethical issues
4. Anatomic structure relevant to orthodontics
5. Orthodontic treatment
6. Record keeping
7. Orthodontic appliances
8. Oral health in relation to the care and management of appliances
9. Interdisciplinary care
10. Laboratory skills
11. Stock control
12. Indices and clinical governances

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:

  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

Is This Course for Me?

This course is perfect for you if:

  • You would like to make a positive contribution to your patient’s smile and the dental team
  • You wish to learn how to maintain high standards of delivering orthodontic treatments safely
  • You enjoy interacting with different people as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • You are looking for a qualification that leads to employment in the specialist field of orthodontics or further progression in orthodontic studies

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: Orthodontic Dental Nursing
Qualification: NEBDN Certificate in Orthodontic Dental Nursing
Level: Level 4
Start Date: 29th June 2024
Duration: 6 months
Number of Hours: 18
Day: One Saturday every 4 weeks, 10:00am to 1:00pm
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:  Natalie Romeo

*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.