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National Certificate in Dental Nursing at Tempdent Dental Recruitment and Training

Course description

The National Certificate for dental nurses was up until 2000 the only nationally recognised qualification for dental nurses. The awarding body is the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses. The National Certificate is: o 1 year course. o 2 intakes per year. (December & May) o Exam based (consisting of a written paper, practical, oral & instrument identification) o Record Of Experience will also be filled in while you are working as a dental nurse. o Exam held in a London Hospital every May & November o Tempdents National Certificate pass rate has been between 82%-96% for the past 3 years. Two of our students were awarded the gold & silver award by the NEBDN for achieving the highest 2007 National Certificate exam results in the country. A Tempdent student was also awarded the silver award in 2006.

Entry requirements

To come to an enrolment day to sit a numeracy and literacy test.

Future opportunities

The Postgraduate dental nursing course currently being provided at Temp Dent is the Oral Health Education Certificate and the Radiography certificate. There are many reasons to undertake the Postgraduate dental nursing course in Oral Health Education, some of them being; o To be able to provide OHE to patients at your practice, or even to groups of people . o If you work within a Primary Health Care Trust you may be able to obtain a position as an Oral Health Educator o Better job prospects. i.e. Private or specialised dentistry. o Commitment to Continuous Professional Development (CPD,) of which all dental nurses will need to provide evidence for with Statutory Registration. o The Oral Health Education course will provide you with insight & skills associated in both becoming a tutor or a Dental Hygienist, and may prove to be a stepping stone into either of the courses.

Further information

You can find more information by contacting our training department on 02083716700 or by visiting our website

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tempdent Dental Recruitment and Training directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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