Orthodontic Dental Nursing

Orthodontic Dental Nursing

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.

Combination Course for Orthodontic Nursing & Oral Health Education Available.

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 NEBDN accredited Orthodontic Dental Nursing Course you must meet the following criteria:

  • Qualified Dental Nurse registered with the General Dental Council (GDC)
  • Valid First Aid/Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate
  • To have the right to work in UK
  • Dental Practice/Employer to assist and sign your electronic Records of Competence (RoC)
  • Basic English
  • Must have your hepatitis B vaccination
  • A valid proof of ID


Enrolment fees starting from £441.00

Monthly instalment plans available.

Why choose us?

We are the UK’s leading course and training provider in the dental industry. With a track record of excellence and expertise, we specialise in qualifying high-standard industry professionals. Our commitment to delivering top-quality education and nurturing skilled dental professionals sets us apart as the preferred choice in the field.

Fees and key information

Course typeDiploma

Typical duration5 months

LocationUnited Kingdom

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Course Overview

The NEBDN Certificate in Orthodontic Dental Nursing is one of our post-registration qualifications aimed at registered Dental Nurses in specialist practice, where skills and knowledge above general dental nursing training would be advantageous in the workplace.


The theoretical learning covers the biological background to orthodontics and encompasses the various appliances used today and how to maintain them. This qualification also emphasises the medico-legal aspects of treatment and the importance of good communication between patient and the dental team.

Who is it for?

This qualification is suitable for any registered Dental Nurses who aspire to assist in orthodontic procedures. Suitable for those who have considered and want to gain an insight into Orthodontic Therapist.

What is an ROC?

Record of Competence
You will be required to complete a work-based Record of Competence (RoC). NEBDN recommends minimum duration of 3 months (Min 16 hours per week) for the completion of the RoC.

There are four sections to the RoC:

  • Practical Competence Assessment Sheets (PCAS)
  • Case Studies
  • Directly Observed Clinical Skills (DOCS) Assessments
  • Supplementary outcomes
What are the exams?

This is a 90-minute written examination composed of two sections:
Part A – 45 multiple choice questions (MCQ)
Part B – 30 extended matching questions (EMQ)
Examinations are held twice a year in March and September