Orthodontic Nursing | NEBDN Certificate

Date: 08 April 2021
Time: 9.30am - 5.00pm (See below for training dates)
Duration: 11 Months
Location: Will be delivered through Microsoft Teams or a similar Platform due to Covid restrictions.
Price: £1,100
CPD: All days attended are verifiable CPD hours
Suitable for: Dental Nurses registered with the GDC who work with patients requiring fixed and removable orthodontic treatment
Syllabus: Available from the NEBDN website


The Dental Team Education Centre is committed to protecting the health and welfare of its staff and students.  To this end we are looking to resume teaching on our post registration courses albeit in a very different format to usual. 

We are taking a flexible approach to teaching and in order to protect the health of our community, we will have to limit the amount of people inside our buildings at any one time to ensure we can meet two metre safe distancing guidelines. 

Where possible, we will deliver as much small group teaching, including clinical and lab-based sessions on the campus as we safely can. 

Other teaching, including large group sessions and lectures, will be delivered online, through our virtual learning environment and Microsoft Teams. 

Students should continue to apply for courses where they are happy to adopt the new teaching methods likely to be provided for the course. 

Students who have already applied for a course will be contacted directly with any plans for the course provision as this information becomes available. 

Course overview

This NEBDN qualification is for registered dental nurses who routinely assist during orthodontic procedures. This will give students the ability to practice competently and give them a greater understanding of orthodontic procedures.

The course covers:

  • Types of orthodontic treatment (fixed and removable)
  • Orthodontic records
  • Clinical photography
  • Interdisciplinary care
  • Legislation
  • Oral health education.

There are a maximum of 18 places available for this course.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the aims, limitations, risk and benefits or orthodontic treatment
  • Provide oral health instruction
  • Trace cephalometric radiographs
  • Prepare patients for and take clinical photographs
  • Demonstrate competence in assisting with the treatment of patients undergoing orthodontic treatment through the completion of a portfolio (Record of Competence).

What our trainees say

“Really enjoyed the course”
“Very supportive and helpful tutors”
“Very high standards of learning”
“Great experience, very informative and interesting”

Training dates

You will be expected to attend training on:

  • 08 April 2021
  • 13 May 2021
  • 10 June 2021
  • 07 July 2021
  • 09 September 2021
  • 07 October 2021
  • 04 November 2021
  • 25 November 2021
  • 06 January 2022
  • 10 February 2022

Entry requirements

  • GDC registration
  • Access to 50 orthodontic cases, including a minimum of 10 fixed, 10 removable and 5 functional as outlined in the Employer Information Sheet – Orthodontic Dental Nursing available here http://dtec.kch.nhs.uk/media/Employer-Information-Sheet-Ortho.pdf
  • Self motivation
  • Suitably qualified staff within the workplace who are willing to act as witnesses to your performance during completion of your Record of Experience.  Each witness will need to complete a Witness Training Programme prior to observing any performance.  Information regarding the Witness Training Programme is available here.


To gain the qualification you will need to:

  • Attend 80% of course dates
  • Successfully complete a NEBDN Record of Competence
  • Achieve a pass in the NEBDN written examination.

Further Information

If you are interested in joining our mailing list, please email adding ‘Mailing List – Dental Orthodontic Nursing’ in the subject line to kch-tr.DentalTeamEducationCentre@nhs.net

How to apply

  1. Give the Employer Information Sheet – Orthodontic Nursing to your employer to ensure they are happy to support you
  2. Download and complete the application form
  3. Download and complete the checklist form
  4. Pay online (full payment or course deposit) or provide company PO
  5. Submit the completed application and your confirmation of payment. This can be posted, or emailed to kch-tr.DentalTeamEducationCentre@nhs.net. Please send all documentation using the same method.

You will receive a confirmation email up to 3 working days from submission.