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Course Witness

Workplace Mentoring of a Trainee Dental Nurse

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Terms and Conditions

Your Interest

    What is a course Witness and what will they do?

    Students undertaking training towards the NEBDN’s National Diploma in Dental Nursing qualification are required to complete a work based assessment portfolio called the Electronic Record of Experience (eRoE)

    Included in the eRoE are a number of tasks based on the role of a qualified dental nurse. Students need to complete these tasks in the workplace whilst being observed by a dental professional who is registered with the GDC and who acts as a ‘Witness’.

    In order to ensure trainee dental nurses complete the workplace tasks within the eRoE to a satisfactory standard, every trainee nurse must be assigned to a Witness within the practice they are working at.

    The Witness will observe the student directly as they carry out the procedures and tasks specified within the eRoE (e.g. assisting with a dental procedure, sterilising dental equipment etc) and determine whether the procedures they have witnessed have been carried out by the student effectively and skilfully. The Witness is responsible for assessing a student’s clinical competence at the end of the task using a number of checklists.

    The Witness must provide constructive feedback and ‘sign-off’ the document provided by the student. A seven day sign-off period for completion of Witness statements and signatures must be followed.

    It is important to know that student’s success in the course does not impact their Witnesses’ GDC registration in any way, for example there are no negative consequences for the Witness in the unlikely even of a student failing their course or the NEBDN exam.

    Who can be a Witness?

    All Witnesses must meet the following requirements:

    • Have a working knowledge of the qualification the Student is studying
    • Be occupationally competent in the area of expertise – this should be credible and clearly demonstrable through continued learning and development
    • Must be registered with the GDC
    • The Witness is not required to hold an assessor qualification

    If you or any of your team is involved in assessing candidates in the workplace you must follow the Witness Guidance Toolkit which is available to download HERE

    Through experience and credibility, we enhance the careers of dental nurses & practice support staff with training and resourcing, and e-CPD for all dental professionals;

    delivered with dedication and passion!
    • Be dedicated to the training and education of dental professionals
    • Be run solely by dental professionals for dental professionals with the highest possible standards of tuition
    • Provide the highest possible training and education for dental professionals in a small class environment.
    • Provide a positive learning environment
    SmileWisdom has an impressive 98% pass rate for the NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing London

    Key Information

    Next Blended Learning* Course Dates: (Due to Covid 19, all courses are now live online until the BDA re-opens)  

    DN 44 – Thursday 23 Sept. 2021       6.00 pm to 8.00 pm (2 hrs class/week with Dr Liz Moran)

    DN 45 – Friday 15 October 2021       1.30 pm to 5.30 pm  (4 hrs class/2 weeks with Dr Liz Moran)

    DN 46 – Thursday 11 Nov. 2021        11.30am  to 1.30 pm (2 hrs/week with Perminder Kaur)

    DN 47 – Wednesday 8 Dec. 2021      4.00 pm to 6.00 pm  (2 hrs/week with Perminder Kaur)

    DN 48 – Thursday 10 Feb. 2022         4.00 pm to 6.00 pm (2 hrs class/week with Dr Liz Moran)

    DN 49 – Friday 4 March 2022             9.00 am to 1.00 pm  (4 hrs class/2 weeks with Dr Liz Moran)

    *Blended Learning combines in-classroom and live online lectures. We are based at The British Dental Association (BDA). 64 Wimpole St W1G 8YS. For now all courses are using our live online classroom


    Live Online Course UK Wide:

    DNO14 – Tuesday 14 Sept. 2021        9.30 am to 11.30 am (2 hrs/week with Deborah Halter)

    DNO15 – Tuesday 5 October 2021     6.00 pm to 8.00 pm (2 hrs/week with Deborah Halter)

    DNO16 – Thursday 25 Nov. 2021        5.00 pm to 9.00 pm (5 hrs/2 weeks with Perminder Kaur)

    DNO17 – Monday 10 Jan. 2022           6.00 pm to 8.00 pm (2 hrs/week with Deborah Halter)

    DNO18 – Thursday 17 Feb. 2022        9.30 am to 11.30 am (2 hrs/week with Perminder Kaur)

    DNO19 – Wed. 9 March 2022              6.00 pm to 8.00 pm (2 hrs/week with Perminder Kaur)

    DNO20 – Sunday 27 March 2022       10.00 am to 12.00 pm (2 hrs/week with Perminder Kaur)

    DNO21 – Wed. 20 April 2022              9.30 am to 11.30 am (2 hrs/week with Perminder Kaur)