Welcome to the South West Dental Nurse Training offering the NEBDN National Diploma for Dental Nurses course and various CPD Courses. Our course is fully accredited by the NEBDN (National Examining Board) and we are a registered Centre.
Courses are offered to students in the following locations; Avon, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
*NEW COURSES NOW AVAILABLE IN CENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE, PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Course Delivery and Assessment;
Students are required to attend formal classes along with their practical work placement to fulfill the course requirements. Homework and revision sessions are scheduled within the time table, Lecture notes are sent electronically following each lecture and a tutor is always on hand to answer any questions outside of the scheduled class.
NEBDN constantly monitors and reviews the structure of the qualification and candidates are assessed on each part of the examination by the panel examiners, which will be verified by the National Examination Committee.
*NEW CACHE ACCREDITED COURSES COMING SOON (Funding may be available) please send your enquiry for further details.
The National Diploma
The National Diploma is a qualification approved by the General Dental Council (GDC) for statutory registration which became mandatory for all dental nurses from 31st July 2008. Under the GDC regulations, unqualified dental nurses may only work under supervision as trainees provided they are enrolled on a theoretical training course at an approved training centre. In order to be awarded the qualification, a candidate must complete the Electronic Record of Experience and pass the National Diploma Examination. The Electronic record of experience must be completed to register for the exams.
Exams are held in May and November. Our next course for the Diploma commences in November 2016, Spaces are limited so book yours now. For further information please contact us.
The course is run by Pfidzai Esther Roche, LLB Hons Law, BTEC PTTLLS.
'My name is Pfidzai Esther Roche and I qualified as a dental nurse in 2001. I have found dental nursing rewarding and have worked in various settings hence increasing my knowledge and improving my expertise. Some of the organizations I worked for include; Boots, Ministry of Defence, The Dental Implant Clinic and other private practices to mention just a few. I have all round experience in practice management, reception, forensic dental nursing, implant nursing, orthodontic nursing as well as Endodontic nursing and have worked in all these disciplines. Over the years as a DCP I have trained several new staff members at various practices and believe that my standards are consistently high.
Things have changed for the better for dental nurses following the need to now be registered and this has seen the course becoming more in demand. It also gives the dental nurse more roles to perform such as taking impressions , suture removal etc. There are several other post certification courses which you can do as a nurse to expand your role, these include sedation, oral health education, radiography, implant nursing and orthodontic nursing. Dental nurses can also proceed to train as dental hygienists. The opportunities are now endless and career progression prospects are now very good.'