Orthodontic Dental Nursing

About this course

The National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) is a dental orthodontic course which is aimed for qualified and GDC (General Dental Council) registered dental nurses in experience practice, where high knowledge in general dental nursing will be beneficial in the workplace.

This qualification accentuates the medico-legal aspects of orthodontic treatment and the influence of good conversation between the patient and the dental team. The dental assistant training will get the ability to practice expertly and give them an admired understanding of the orthodontic methodology.


The Orthodontic course provides the student’s knowledge an understanding of the biomedical sciences aspects, oral physiology, and craniofacial, oral and dental anatomy. As well as, develop the clinical skills need it for dental practice.

Course summary

Once the training in orthodontics certificate is accomplished you will be able to:

  • State the aims
  • Limitations
  • Risk and benefits or orthodontics treatment
  • Provide oral health instructions
  • Trace cephalometric radiographs
  • Your role as an orthodontic is to prepare patients for and take clinical photographs and demonstrate competence in assisting with the treatment of patients

Entry requirements

To get enrolled on our accredited Dental Nurse Course you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have your hepatitis B vaccination.
  • A valid proof of ID.
  • A valid visa with permission to work in the United Kingdom (non-UK resident students).
  • National Insurance Number

Please be aware that it is mandatory to complete our training course before you can begin working as a Trainee Dental Nurse. To enrol on our courses we require applicants to successfully pass a initial assessment test.

Why to 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.

Fees and key information

Course typeDiploma

Typical duration6 months


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Course Overview

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.

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
  • Endodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Drugs used in dentistry
  • Dental materials
  • Dental Implants
  • Periodontics- for gum and other surrounding tissues
  • Dental Charting etc