How long till I get to start my new career?
Pretty much straight away to be honest. Once you have completed the application form and enrolled on our NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing you can start paid work in a dental practice.
As a trainee dental nurse, you will need to work for a minimum of 16 hours per week over the duration of your course to complete your written electronic Record of Experience (eRoE) and you can of course work full time if you wish. Don’t worry about getting a placement, we will coach you on interview techniques and help you write your CV, as well as show you how to look for a job. Plus, before you start going for interviews you will attend classes and read the course textbook (Levisons-Textbook-Dental-Nurses 12th Edition) to start learning the basics of Health & Safety, Sterilisation, Cross Infection and the name of each tooth.
The NEBDN course takes approximately one year – 36 weeks of formal training and lectures with 6 weeks break around Easter, summer and Christmas. So, in around one year, and after passing the necessary exams, you could become fully qualified as a dental nurse. You can then apply for GDC (General Dental Council) registration to become a dental professional and start to think about further learning and development as part of your new career for life.