About this course
At The North London Dental Centre, our National Diploma in Dental Nursing is accredited by the NEBDN.
This qualification teaches trainee dental nurses the foundations of dental nursing. We aim for our dental nurses to be able to demonstrate great level of knowledge, skills and professional attributes.
At the end of the course, our dental nurses leave with a qualification that we’re proud of. The course focuses on teamwork within the dental practice and ensures that dental nurses are highly trained, giving both the trainee and dental practice peace of mind.
NLDC’s Dental Nurse Course is designed by practising GDC registrants with many years of experience and you will be assigned a personal tutor to aid your study. We help with employment, while on the course.
Dental Nurse Expertise
Dental Nurses are an important part of the dental experience. Not only do they support to dentists across the full range of treatment provision but they play a key role in supporting the patient too. Other responsibilities include infection control and health and safety in the workplace.
Dental nurses are required to be well-rounded employees. They should have excellent communication skills, be caring and compassionate, highly organised, and must be friendly and approachable. In addition to this, they must be calm and able to work under pressure.
To get enrolled on our accredited Dental Nurse Course you must meet the following criteria:
- A valid proof of ID.
- A valid visa with permission to work in the United Kingdom (non-UK resident students).
- Proof of UK address.
To enrol on our courses we require applicants to successfully pass a initial literacy test. Applicant can start work from the day of enrolment.
Total Course Fee : £1,699
Monthly instalment plans available. Learn more
Students can spread the cost of their course over 1 to 5 years. It’s a quick and easy application process where you can get a provisional decision within 60 seconds. Learn more
Work Fund Grant
For further financial support, you can check your eligibility for a grant with one of our affiliated organisations.
Your grant/bursary application may take up to 10 working days to be acknowledged and/or evaluated by the organisation. NLDC are not responsible to guide you through this process, you must contact the organisation direct for guidance. Learn more
Why choose us?
Dental nursing is a career that is well paid and allows great progression. At NLDC we have a recruitment team which is very established and is one of the best in London. Our students have first placing in NHS, Private or mixed practises.
This 12 month dental nursing diploma course is comprised of a written examination, practical examinations and a workplace portfolio (Record of Experience).
The awarding body for the National Diploma for dental nurse qualification is the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN.) NLDC is an accredited NEBDN training centre. We offer a choice of evening, weekend and daytime classes in our modern and comfortable training centre.
You will also be required to complete an e RoE (Record of Experience), which is a practical experience record which needs to be completed within deadline provided by the NEBDN. To complete your RoE you should be working in a dental practice as a Trainee Dental Nurse.
What will be your roles as a Dental Nurse?
- Set up for each and every patient, providing the Dentist with the correct equipment and instruments.
- Assist the Dentist during treatment by passing relevant instruments and equipment, aspirating and retracting if necessary.
- Prepare and mix materials.
- Write patient notes correctly and efficiently as dictated by the Dentist.
- Monitor the patient as of entering the room, during treatment and as they leave the surgery.
- Offer support and reassurance to patients.
- Carry out stock control.
- If and when a Dental Nurse works on reception, duties may involve:
- Greeting patients and checking them in.
- Answering the phone and interacting with patients.
- Booking appointments.
- Taking payments.
- Liaising with laboratories and referral practices/hospitals.
What can you achieve after successfully completing this qualification?
Can register with GDC and have a better prospect.
Can go for post graduate courses and become a Specialist Dental Nurse.
Can get better wages.
Can get on to a Dental Hygienist/Therapist courses.
Can get on to an Orthodontic therapist course.
Can become an Oral Health Educator and many more.
Where will the dental practice be located?
Our In-house careers adviser will assist in sourcing the work placement using your desired postcode to avoid lengthy commutes.
How we help source the work placement?
NLDC has an In-house careers adviser who will circulate your CV to dental practices in and around your area who are looking for trainee dental nurses. We also recommend visiting local dental practices with your updated CV and letter of enrolment (provided by the academy).
How much will I be paid at a dental practice as a Trainee?
The average pay for a trainee dental nurse varies from national minimum wage – £10 p/h.
Do I need an up-to-date CV?
Part of our service is to offer a free CV update once enrolled, making your curriculum vitae professional and industry friendly.
Do I need any previous experience or qualifications?
As this is a private academy, you do not need any previous experience or qualifications. At enrolment you will need to complete a basic 1 English literacy test.
What do I need to enrol?
To enrol you will need one photo ID, two proof of address, your national insurance number and your enrolment fee.
How can I apply?
You can apply online via the website or call the office direct to enquire or make an appointment.
Do I study and work at the same time?
Yes! As soon as you enrol, you are eligible to work in a dental practice even before your training at the academy begins.
Is there a payment plan?
When is the training and how long is it for?
The training session will be once a week for three hours.
What job could I get at the end of the course?
The National diploma is fully recognised allowing application for GDC registration to work a s a qualified Dental Nurse in various sectors of the industry for example, private practices, NHS practices, hospitals and community dental clinics.
What will you study in this course?
- Law and ethics in dentistry
- Health and safety
- General anatomy
- Oral anatomical structures
- Human Physiology
- Medical emergencies in dentistry
- Oral diseases
- Oral Surgery
- Oral Cancer
- Oral Health Promotion
- Dental Radiography
- Restorative dentistry
- Drugs used in dentistry
- Dental materials
- Dental Implants
- Periodontics- for gum and other surrounding tissues
- Dental Charting etc