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Orthodontic Nursing (NEBDN)

Orthodontic Nursing (NEBDN)



National Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing is a post registration qualification recognised by the General Dental Council and is suitable for any GDC registered nurse who regularly carries out orthodontic treatments. Candidates would ideally have 1 years of experience in orthodontics. It is strongly recommended as well as a requirement to those wanting to embark on Orthodontic therapy.


Entry requirements

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, they will not be provided on the course.


…course fee, which includes all tuition and NEBDN Record of Experience. Payment is non-refundable unless we cancel the course.

Exam fee £175.


Course syllabus

The syllabus includes 12 topics as follows:

  • Anatomical structures Relative to Orthodontics Classification of Malocclusion
  • Orthodontic Treatment
  • Orthodontic Records
  • Orthodontic Appliances
  • Cross infection control in Orthodontics
  • Interdisciplinary Care
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Oral Health in Relation to the Care and management of Appliances Orthodontic Stock Control
  • Medico-Legal
  • Orthodontic Indices and Clinical Governance


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

  • Written paper
  • Record of Experience


Record of Experience

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

Part A - Complete Logs sheet for 50 patients - at least 10 cases of fixed appliances and 10 cases of removable appliances including 5 cases of functional appliances


Part B - Complete 2 case studies of approximately 2000 words

  • Advice to one patient requiring advice on maintenance of oral health and care of their orthodontic appliance
  • One patient undergoing orthodontic treatment requiring an interdisciplinary approach.


Part C - Complete evidence of Competence :

  1. Clinical photography
  2. Cephalometric tracing, digitisation and measurement
  3. Taking and handling impressions
  4. Casting of models
  5. Fitting and adjustment of Appliances

Record of Experience will need to be complete and submitted to the NEBDN approximately 4 weeks prior to the examination. Date to be confirmed.


Course dates - TBC

The course will run over 10 full days 10:00am - 4:00pm.


The 10 days include all the theoretical instruction and practical guidance needed to fulfil the NEBDN syllabus.



Upon 100% attendance - candidates would receive 60 hrs of verifiable CPD.



Lasts 1 hr and 30 minutes held in enters in London or Lancashire.

Part A - Consists of 25 multiple choice questions


Part B - 3 written essay style/structured questions


Equal opportunities

Dental Nursing Academy is committed to equality of opportunity. We aim to promote diversity and equality of access and opportunity, identify any barriers to progress, expose inequalities and their underlying causes and take remedial and preventative action. Any disabilities or support needed can be discussed with the Course Provider.


Useful Contacts

Dental nursing Academy: Tel: 020 3875 0569 Mob: 07714 409 238


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