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Orthodontic Nursing (NEBDN)


This course is aimed at dental nurses who assist in orthodontic procedures.

The course will run over  (TBA)  full days (9.30am - 4.30pm):-

The twelve days include all the theoretical instruction and practical guidance needed to fulfil the NEBDN syllabus.

Additional individual appointments may be necessary for support in the production of the Record of Experience


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

The Award

In order to achieve the award you will have to successfully complete: -

  • A written paper
  • A Record of Experience

Record of Experience

This is designed to provide a record of activities completed to facilitate specific learning experience.

To enable you to complete your record of experience you must: -


Complete Log sheets for 50 patients


Complete TWO case studies of approximately 2000 words


Evidence of Competence. Complete assessment sheets for:

a)       Clinical Photography

b)       Cephalometric tracing, Digitisation and Measurement

c)       Taking and Handling of Impressions

d)       Casting of models

e)       Fitting and Adjustments of Orthodontic Appliances

The Record of experience will need to be completed and submitted to the exam board approximately 4 weeks before the examination.

The Examination

Held in June and December.   Lasts 1hr 30 mins

Part A

Consists of 25 multiple choice questions and

Part B

3 Written essay style/structured questions