Welcome to the South West Dental Nurse Training Centre offering the NEBDN National Diploma for Dental Nurses, NEBDN Dental Implant Nursing Course, NEBDN Oral Health Education Course along with CPD Courses. The courses are provided to students in areas such as Avon, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Berkshire and now offering training in St Albans Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.
*Please note the Dental Implant Nursing is a new Pilot course from the NEBDN.
NEW COURSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN HERTFORDSHIRE, PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
The National Diploma
The National Diploma has now replaced the National Certificate and is one of the qualifications 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. Therefore this course has become highly demanded and very rewarding. In order to be awarded the qualification, a candidate must complete the record of experience which is now electronic and pass the National Diploma Examination. Exams are held in May and November. Our next course for the Diploma commences in January 2015, We have already started enrollments and spaces are limited so book yours now. Please look at all other course dates and contact me for further information.
We are proud to announce our last exam pass rate was 99%. The exam...
The course is run by Pfidzai Esther Nenzou, LLB Hons Law, BTEC PTTLLS.
'My name is Pfidzai Esther Nenzou and I qualified as a dental nurse in 2001. I hold an LLB Hons in Law degree and currently also work as a Dental Implant Co-ordinator. I have found dental nursing rewarding and have worked in various settings hence increasing my knowledge and improving my expertise. I have worked for 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 dent class="cushycms"al 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.'