Diploma in
Dental Nursing

  • NEBDN accredited and GDC approved
  • Choice of online and classroom delivery
  • Flexible & Interest free payment options
  • Paid work experience as a Trainee Dental Nurse
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Diploma in Dental Nursing

The NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing is a highly regarded qualification which is approved by the General Dental Council as a preparation for trainee Dental Nurses to enter the dental profession. It provides the foundations of dental nursing and enables trainees to demonstrate the highest standards in terms of knowledge, skills and professional attributes. The School of Dental Nursing is the UK’s leading provider of Dental Nursing Course Training and which since its establishment in 2004 has maintained an excellent record of student success and achievement. The School offers a choice of flexible online learning or face-face-to classes on Campus.
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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 centre in West London.

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:

a- £150 registration fee (non-refundable)
b- Initial course fee: £390 and 5 monthly instalments of £220
c- NEBDN Examination fee: £485 payable at the start of the work placement

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Entry Requirement

There are no formal entry qualifications but students are expected to be educated to a good GCSE level or equivalent and have a satisfactory command of English language. Students are not admitted under the age of 16 for online delivery and 18 for face-to-face (on campus) courses.

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

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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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