NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN DENTAL NURSING

1500
Hammersmith Classroom Sessions
Admissions Open 12 - 14 Months
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INTRODUCTION

Buddha Dental Tree is a NEBDN accredited centre based in Hammersmith, London. We run NEBDN (National Examining Board for Dental Nurses) National Diploma in Dental Nursing course which provides a route to registration with General Dental Council (GDC). This course is offered on part-time basis; on Sunday Morning / Afternoon giving you the opportunity to work during the week at the same time while studying towards a recognised DIPLOMA qualification.

If you have ever dreamt of a career in dentistry, this is an ideal course for you to enter into dental industry. It is also recommended for anyone wishing to change to a professional career with good job prospects. No experience is necessary and you can start earning while you study as a trainee dental nurse.

This 12-14 months dental nursing diploma course is comprised of a written examination, practical examinations and a workplace portfolio (Record of Experience). In addition to the theoretical training students are offered two mock examination days to fully prepare them for their NEBDN Diploma besides regular classroom assessment.




COURSE PROGRAMME

DURATION

12-14 months

SESSION DATES

Timetable of session dates given on induction day.

 

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Unqualified dental nurses already working as dental nurses
  • Candidates interested in becoming a dental nurse
  • Overseas qualified dental nurses who wish to obtain a UK dental nursing qualification and be registered with the GDC

 

COURSE  OUTCOMES

The course provides teaching in line with the NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing curriculum and the General Dental Councils ‘Preparing for Practice’ document.

  • Infection Control
  • Regional Anatomy
  • Oral Surgery
  • Patient Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Dental Disease etc
  • Undertake a written and OSCE examination to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Oral Health Education.
  • Demonstrate competency in clinical procedures through completion of a Record of Experience

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

In order to take the qualification:

  • You will need to have a good standard of literacy in order to study and produce the written work for the course.
  • You will also need to be working at least 16 hours a week in a dental surgery as a trainee dental nurse. This is due to the practical experience time necessary to be able to complete the coursework required to sit the exam. Your role should be in a general dental environment, if it is within a specialist practice (orthodontic or endodontic for example) or oral surgery department of a hospital then you would also need to be able to work in a general dental environment to get experience of general dentistry.
  • If you are working on a voluntary basis this is fine but you must carry out at least 16 hours of work a week to gain sufficient practical experience.
  • A workplace mentor with GDC Registration. Workplace mentors will need to be in a position to spend time supporting the trainee dental nurses’ learning and training at workplace.
  • PC & Internet Connection for E-RoE (Record of Experience)
  • Self-motivation and hard-work

 

 

SYLLABUS  SUMMARY

There are following topics covered in the syllabus:

  • Health and safety/Infection control in the workplace
  • Emergencies in the clinical environment
  • Legal and ethical issues in the provision of dental care
  • Anatomical structures and systems relative to dental care
  • Oral disease and pathology
  • Patient care and management
  • Assessing the patients oral health needs and treatment planning
  • Restorative demonstrate
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthodontic procedures
  • Dental drugs, materials, instruments and equipment
  • Pain and anxiety control in dentistry
  • Radiography
  • Communication

For detailed information, please refer to the NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing Curriculum here

 

RECORD OF EXPERIENCE

The Record of Experience is divided into 5 Units with PERS and Supplementary outcome tasks:

UNIT  1

Preparing and maintaining clinical environment, sterilising process, disinfection of impressions with supplementary outcome on GDC  Standards guidance, BLS, infection control policy and personal development plan/PDP.

UNIT 2

Assisting preventive treatment and supplementary outcomes on oral hygiene instructions, terminology, appointments, medication and medical records.

UNIT 3

Clinical assessment, assisting in taking and processing X-ray and supplementary outcomes on dental charting, periodontal charting and dental radiographs.

UNIT  4

Cavity Restoration procedures, endodontic procedures, fixed prosthesis procedures, removable prosthesis procedures and supplementary tasks on laboratory prescription and  dental bridges.

UNIT  5

Extraction procedure, local anaesthetic procedures and supplementary outcome tasks on post -operative care, oral hygiene instructions, orthodontic appliance and anxious patients.

 

NEBDN  EXAMINATION

  • NEBDN Written Examination – 75 multiple choice questions (MCQ) and  50 extended matching questions (EMQ)
  • NEBDN OSCE Examination(Objective structured Clinical Examination)

 

ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION

This course prepares students for the NEBDN examination. The following must be completed:

  • Record of Experience
  • Pass the written and OSCE exams

 

FIND OUT MORE

For more detailed information about the course please email info@buddhadental.co.uk or call at 07738297610