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NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN DENTAL NURSING

The NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing is a General Dental Council (GDC) recognised dental nursing qualification which covers all outcomes described within the GDC Preparing to Practice document.

The purpose of the qualification is to prepare trainee Dental Nurses in the foundations of dental nursing, so they can demonstrate the highest standards in terms of knowledge, skills and professional attributes.

The skills you will gain upon completion of the qualification are described within the extensive curriculum under the domains of Clinical, Communication, Professionalism and Management and Leadership.

The qualification comprises of a formative workplace assessment – the Record of Experience, which enables the workplace team to become an integral part of the training of the trainee Dental Nurse.

The summative assessment comprises a written and practical component aimed at assessing knowledge and decision making to demonstrate trainee Dental Nurses’ understanding and competence. The summative assessment also adheres to current educational best practice.

The result is a qualification that we’re proud of – one which enhances teamwork within the dental practice and gives peace of mind to both trainee and dental practice that they have completed a robust qualification and can look forward to a fulfilling career within the dental profession.

The course has 11 Modules as follows:-

1. Professionalism and the Role of the Dental Nurse

2. Health and Safety -  To identify and manage risks and hazards in the workplace in line with current legislative frameworks, government policies and accepted good practice

3.  Dealing with Medical Emergencies - To provide appropriate support in emergency situations and understand the role of the dental team within these situations.

4. General, Dental and Regional Anatomy -AIM: To demonstrate an understanding of General, Dental and Regional Anatomy and the relevance to patients’ treatment needs.

5.  Oral Disease  AIM: To demonstrate an understanding of common oral diseases, including oral cancer and their effect on the oral cavity.

6.  Prevention of Oral Disease AIM: To demonstrate the preparation of the dental environment and support the operator during a variety of preventative procedures

7. Assessment AIM: To demonstrate the preparation of the dental environment and the support of the operator during an oral health assessment. To demonstrate an understanding of current legislation relating to confidentiality. To demonstrate support during the taking of dental images, processing images and maintaining quality in accordance with relevant legislation and policy.

8. Restorative Dentistry AIM: To demonstrate the preparation of the dental environment and support the patient and the operator during the provision of restorative procedures.

9. Child Dental Health  AIM: To demonstrate the preparation of the dental environment and support the patient and the operator during the provision of restorative and orthodontic procedures. To demonstrate appropriate patient management and communication techniques.

10. Minor Oral Surgery AIM: To demonstrate the preparation of the dental environment and support the patient and the operator during the minor oral surgery. To demonstrate appropriate patient management and communication techniques.

11. Pain and Anxiety Control AIM: To demonstrate the preparation of the dental environment and support the patient and the operator during the provision of pain and anxiety control. To demonstrate appropriate patient management and communication techniques. Minimum guided learning hours have been aligned to each area of the curriculum.

 

The college is   currently  accepting student dental nurses who meet the following criteria:

 

  • Student Dental Nurses must be employed or students who are willing to start Dental Nursing as a career.

  • Student should demonstrate good communication skills.

  • Students must pass literacy entry test.

  • Students must have at least 3 GSCEs including English.

  • Students must give a written undertaking to attend lesson, and complete all assigned work. Similarly Dental Practices must make every effort to ensure nurses can attend classes on appropriate times.

  •  GH Learning Centre reserves the right not to admit any student who does not meet its student recruitment   policy.

 

Next class start dates

Friday 29 April 2022

National Diploma in Dental Nursing 

(Friday morning 10-1pm 

(blended learning£1295 + £485 NEBDN fees

Tuesday 7 June 2022

National Diploma in Dental Nursing 

(Tuesday Evening 6-9pm 

(blended learning£1295 + £485 NEBDN fees

Monday 26 September 2022

National Diploma in Dental Nursing 

(Monday Evening 6-9pm 

(blended learning£1295 + £485 NEBDN fees

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