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Dental Nursing

DENTAL NURSING Level 3 National Diploma

NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing

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Level 3
Mode of Study
Course Type
Further Education
Portadown Campus


Dental nurses support other members of the oral health care team across the full range of dental treatment. Consequently the scope of the syllabus for dental nursing is very wide.

*Please note: Blended e-portfolio starts at 3pm. Class starts at 6pm*


You should be working within a general dental practice throughout the duration of the course. It is preferable that you have been employed for at least 6 months. You should also have GCSE English and Maths and Science at grade C or above. These certificates must be presented at time of enrolment, with signed Confirmation & NEBDM Service Level Agreement from your employer.


  • Health & Safety in the Workplace
  • Emergencies in the Dental Surgery
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in the provision of Dental Care
  • Anatomical structures and systems relative to Dental Treatment
  • Oral Disease and Pathology
  • Patient Care and Management
  • Assessing Patients’ Oral Health Needs and Treatment Planning
  • Oral Health promotion and Preventative Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthodontic Procedures
  • Dental Drugs, Materials, Instruments and Equipment
  • Anaesthesia and Sedation in Relation to Dental Procedure


1 evening per week for 1.5 years


The National Diploma is the standard achieved by the majority of dental nurses who qualify in this country. This has replaced the National Certificate qualification. Successful candidates are eligible to apply for registration on the Voluntary National Register of Dental Nurses, held by the Dental Nurses Standards and Training Advisory Board (DN STAB) under the auspices of the General Dental Council (GDC).


All full-time courses starting in September 2021 are open for applications. Please click on the Apply Now button (top right in the blue box) to begin your application. 

If you require any assistance with your application you can call us on 0300 123 1223.


Donna Lightbody

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    £630.00 (Course - Each Year)
    £495.00 (Exam)
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