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NEBDN Certificate in Dental Implant Nursing

Course Syllabus – Enrol Now for 11th May 2024

18 hours over six months, 10am to 1pm Saturday afternoon – Live interactive and online

Course Syllabus and Examinations 

The NEBDN Certificate in Dental Implant Nursing is specifically designed for dental nurses wishing to develop professionally and expand their skills within dentistry.

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


  1. Induction & Communication
  2. Infection Control and Implant Treatment Planning
  3. Chairside, Surgical Support
  4. Instruments & Materials
  5. Implant Treatment and Interdisciplinary Role
  6. Medical Emergencies
  7. Advanced Surgical Procedures
  8. Applied Science of Anatomy and Oral Health in Implant Therapy
  9. Health and Safety,
  10. Record-Keeping and Medico-Legal Issues

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Critical Understanding

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of implant techniques in dentistry
  • Understand the range of control of pain and anxiety techniques
  • Understand the importance and influence that the patients’ general health may have on the use of dental implants
  • Demonstrate the knowledge to assist with effective dental implantology
  • Understand the importance of complying with contemporary guidance relating to the environment, facilities and equipment
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the issues involved in the scientific basis of dental implants

Intellectual Skills

  • Understand the limitations, benefits and risks of dental implants techniques
  • Recognise own limitations, reflect on experiences and appreciate the need for continuing education
  • Explain the concept of multidisciplinary care of patients and teamwork

Practical Skills (gained in your practice)

  • Assist in the assessment of patients who require dental implants
  • Practice effective and safe dental implant nursing
  • Remain calm, decisive and purposeful whilst handling difficulties or complications

Personal Attitude

  • Empathise with patients and demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with patients, parents, carers and colleagues

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

Is This Course for Me?

This course is perfect for you if:

  • You want to support patients to have dental treatment that could be life changing
  • You would like to make a positive contribution to your patient’s dental experience and the dental team
  • You wish to learn how to provide high standards of delivering dental implants safely
  • You enjoy surgical procedures and advanced dental treatments
  • You are looking for a qualification that leads could lead to expanding your ability to partake in a wider variety of dental treatments.

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
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