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Well, you must be registered by the General Dental Council (GDC) and to be approved by them you must be qualified in one of their qualifications the most popular is by the NEBDN (National Examining Board for Dental Nurses). The qualification they offer is the National Diploma, Level 3.

We offer course enrolment that gives you the flexibility to train for this qualification from home or to visit a classroom once every 6 weeks to speak to an experienced professional face to face; the further uniqueness of Harriet Ellis is that we help our students to find paid trainee positions in the dental practices as you study towards completing and obtaining your certificate.

If this is something that interests you, you can view full details on our course page here.

On the job
Being a dental nurse requires team work, you will be the main support of the dentist and handle anything related to patient care ensuring everything is disinfected/sterilised. You must also prepare instruments beforehand with all the correct equipment set up so the dentist can work swiftly. Communication is also key for a role like this as generally practices expect dental nurses to help around the reception area this means taking appointments, answering any calls, processing payments and comforting patients.

NEBDN – National Diploma in Dental Nursing
Fortunately the NEBDN have replaced the national certificate with a diploma in dental nursing, this means both written and practical assessments. We have been providing this course for over 10 years and are the UK’s largest privately owned college.

Is this course suitable for me?
If you like the sound of all the above then this course is certainly for you, you can become fully qualified in just 12-18 months and have the opportunity to use our facilities to help you find a job as you study the course.

Where is the Dental Nursing course held?
Our popular ‘blended’ learning programme gives you the opportunity to visit designated local learning centres, located all over the country, once every 6 weeks where you can ask a qualified teacher any questions you may have on a 1-to-1 basis. Alternatively you can take the course online, where we have created full library of resources in various formats; such as video, word, PDF, and PowerPoint so that information is fun and digestible.

To get a full list of locations on our blended learning programme click here.  (Followed by clicking ‘course dates’ tab) 

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