Diploma in Dental Nursing

The Dental Nursing course is designed to prepare students for the NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing and subsequent registration with the General Dental Council (GDC). The course will allow you to earn while you learn and when completed will open up an exciting range of career prospects within the dental industry.

The Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing is a one year equivalent part-time course and candidates are expected to take the first stage of the examination within 12-18 months of starting the course.

We have long experience of successfully teaching students for the Diploma and we are confident that we provide outstanding tuition, excellent learning support and value for money.

  • Accredited by the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN)
  • Level 3 Diploma
  • No specific entry requirements
  • 1 year course
  • Flexible learning
  • Study at your own pace
  • Support in finding a work placement
  • High pass rate
  • Payment plans available
  • Course fee: £1,490
Dental Nursing Course
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We offer a choice of two types of delivery of the programme:


where you can study at your own pace and have continuous access to our learning resources.

Face-to-face (On Campus)

a traditional classroom based course in small groups (maximum 15) held normally twice a month over one year at our centres in London or Reading.

We offer an easy and flexible way to make payments for tuition fees:

Course fees:

£1490 (excluding non-refundable registration and NEBDN examination fee) payable by instalments.

Payment plan:

£150 registration fee (non-refundable) [Sign up now] 2- Initial course fee: £390 and 5 monthly instalments of £220 3- NEBDN Examination fee: £485 payable at the start of the work placement.

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Course Syllabus

The course covers the new NEBDN syllabus and includes areas of knowledge that a dental nurse needs to develop in order to be able to practice competently. These include:

The course also provides extensive preparation for the practical part of the exam Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), and supports students with preparing the required Record of Experience.

How the course is delivered

The course consists of theoretical training either provided online through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), or in traditional face-to-face classes which are normally held fortnightly at our Acton or Reading centres.

Assessment methods

  • NEBDN Record of Experience (RoE) to document your clinical competence
  • NEBDN Written Examination
  • NEBDN Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
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Career Progression

Qualifications Progression

After completing the course, you can progress onto post-registration qualifications in radiography, oral health education, sedation nursing, implant nursing, orthodontic nursing, and fluoride application.

You can also use the course as entry to a number of higher education courses, including foundation and bachelor’s degrees.

Job Progression

Candidates can progress into other dentistry roles such as:

  • Dental Practice Manager
  • Dental Technician
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Therapist
  • Dentist
  • Dental Tutor

Why Study at the School of Dental Nursing?

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How to apply?

In order to secure a place on the course and start learning you need to take the following steps:

Need more information?

More information about the School of Dental Nursing can be found on this website and interested applicants are always welcome to contact us via our online enquiry form below, by telephone – 0208 993 4500 or via email – dental@schoolofdentalnursing.com to our friendly administrative team.

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