ABI College

School of Dental Nursing

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Become a Qualified Dental Nurse in 1 Year » ABI College

Welcome to ABI College - School of Dental Nursing

The Diploma in Dental Nursing is validated by National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN). It enables registration as a Dental Nurse which is a statutory requirement in the United Kingdom. Dental nurses support members of the oral health care team across the full range of dental treatment. Our course leader is a trained Dentist and our tutors are practicing dental professionals with many years experience in teaching and in dental practice. 

Course: Diploma in Dental Nursing
Duration: 1 Year
Hours: Part Time
Location: London & Reading
Who's it for: Adult Learners (18+)
Awarding Body: NEBDN
Fees: £1400 (excludes exam & registration fee)


Become a Qualified Dental Nurse in 1 Year » ABI College

  • You must be 18 years of age or above.
  • You do not need any specific academic qualifications to begin studying and working as a trainee dental nurse. However, we prefer you to have some GCSEs, including English. Your skills and general suitability for the work are also important.
  • Applications are welcomed from all UK or EU nationals, and international students subject to visa status.

Become a Qualified Dental Nurse in 1 Year » ABI College

The course covers the new NEBDN syllabus and includes those areas of knowledge and understanding which a dental nurse needs to develop in order to be able to practice competently. These include:

  • Health and Safety and Infection Control in the Workplace
  • Emergencies in the Clinical Environment
  • Legal and Ethical issues in the Provisions of Dental Care
  • Anatomical Structure and Systems relative to Dental Care
  • Oral Disease and Pathology
  • Patient Care and Management
  • Assessing Patients’ Oral Health Needs and Treating Planning
  • Oral Health Promotion and Preventive Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthodontic Procedures 
  • Dental Drugs, Materials, Instruments and Equipment
  • Pain and Anxiety Control in Dentistry
  • Radiography
  • Communication

The course also provides extensive preparation for the practical part of the new exam (OSCE), and support with preparing the required Record of Experience.

Why Choose ABI College?

  • A successful track record in providing dental nursing courses
  • An established independent College offering professional courses in an adult learning environment
  • Commitment to students’ academic success and personal development
  • Highly professional and experienced staff
  • A clear fee structure which is flexible and affordable