CERTIFICATE IN ORTHODONTIC NURSING
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This course will develop qualified and registered dental nurses, who routinely assist during orthodontic procedures, to practice competently and have a greater understanding of procedures carried out in their workplace. The course provides verifiable CPD hours.
What are the objectives of this course?
To train qualified and registered DCPs, working in orthodontic practices and who wish to pursue career in orthodontic nursing.
Who is it intended for?
Qualified and registered dental nurses working in orthodontic dental practices. Some experience in orthodontic chairside would be beneficial.
To be eligible for the course you must: -Hold a recognised Dental Nursing Qualification -Be registered with the General Dental Council -Have support of your employer to support you in completion of the record of experience -commit to 100% attendance on the given course dates -Be able to meet the clinical requirements for the record of experience It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure they have access to the clinical requirements of the record of experience, this will not be provided on the course
What happens after requesting information?
Informal chat/ interview, along with submission of relevant documents like GDC registration certificate, supporting letter from your employing orthodontists etc.
Timetable supplied on induction day.
WHO IS IT FOR?
This course is for dental nurses who regularly assist during orthodontic procedures.
By the end of this course dental nurses will be able to:
- State aims, limitations, risk and benefits or orthodontic treatment
- Provide Oral Health Instructions
- Trace Cephalometric radiographs
- Prepare patients for and take clinical photographs
- Demonstrate competence in assisting with the treatment of patients undergoing orthodontic treatment through the completion of a Record of Experience.
In order to take the qualification, a dental nurse must:
- Be registered with the GDC
- Have the support of their employer to supervise and validate the practical workplace activities for the record of competence
- Commit to 100% attendance on the given course dates
- It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure they have access to the clinical requirements of the record of experience, this will not be provided on the course,
- Anatomical structures relative to orthodontics
- Classification of malocclusion
- Cross infection control in orthodontics
- Health and safety and infection control in the workplace
- Interdisciplinary care
- Laboratory skills
- Oral health in relation to the care and management of appliances
- Orthodontic appliances
- Orthodontic indices and clinical governance
- Orthodontic records
- Orthodontic stock control
- Orthodontic treatment
For detailed information, please refer to the NEBDN Orthodontic Course Curriculum here
RECORD OF COMPETENCE
The record of competence is a form of work based continual assessment. The record of competence is a written record of workplace activities carried out under the observation of a GDC registrant. There are four sections:
The Record of Competence is divided into four parts:
Part A: Practical Competence Assessment Sheets (PCAS)
Candidates must complete PCAS to provide evidence of their involvement in the care of patients undergoing various stages of orthodontic treatment, including fixed appliances, removable appliances, functional appliances and impression taking.
Part B: Expanded Case Studies
You must choose two patients for the production of detailed case studies, one of which includes an
interdisciplinary case. The case studies will demonstrate evidence of further reading and reflective practice.
Part C: Directly Observed Clinical Skills assessments (DOCS)
During the completion of the ROC, candidates will be expected to demonstrate competency in a number ofclinical skills to a suitably qualified witness with expertise in the skill being assessed.
The clinical skills to be assessed are: Casting of Models (2 required), Oral Health and Care of an Appliance(4 required), Taking of Orthodontic Clinical Photographs (5 intra-oral, 5 extra-oral required)
Part D: Supplementary Outcomes
The supplementary outcomes will allow the candidates to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of areas of the syllabus in which they may not be able to gain clinical experience or which it may not be possible to assess by other means. by NEBDN but currently include: A set of photographs of base trimmed study models in occlusion, Clinical photographs, Cephalometric tracing, measurement and digitisation, An IOTN assessment, A PAR assessment and a Record of relevant continued professional development.
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)
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
This course prepares students for the NEBDN examination. The following must be completed:
- Record of Competence
- Pass the written exam
FIND OUT MORE
For more detailed information about the course please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 0773297610.