EDH Education Centre 

The Education Centre is based at the Eastman Dental Hospital, which is the only postgraduate dental hospital in the UK. Dentists from all over the world come to the hospital to take advanced training. All forms of dental treatment are undertaken from the straightforward and simple treatment to the most advanced techniques in dentistry.

The Eastman Dental Hospital Education Centre provides continual professional development for dental nurses, including pre- and post-registration and other certificated courses.


  • Full Time National Diploma Dental Nursing Programme (NEBDN)

    Full Time Dental Nursing Programme Application

    Academic Entry Requirements

    A minimum of 4 GCSE passes* is required. 

    *These must include, at a minimum level, English, Biological Science (or Double Science) and Mathematics GCSE graded C or higher.

    The following can be considered as equivalent to GCSE passes:

    • Scottish Standard Grades
    • Irish Leaving Certificate
    • ‘O’ Levels
    • Module from Access Course stated as GCSE equivalent
    • Overseas qualifications at the appropriate level**

    Applications are further strengthened if the applicant holds any of the below:-

    • Diploma / Degree in Dental Technology
    • Foundation Degree
    • Bachelor Degree
    • Any other healthcare related qualification

    **For educational qualifications gained outside the United Kingdom, the following must be supplied with your application:

    • Certified English translations of all qualifications
    • UK NARIC Letters of Comparability (obtained by the applicant)

    If academic qualifications were not delivered in English; demonstration of competence in the English Language is also required. Applicants must provide a non-expired International English Language Testing System (IELTS) certificate showing a minimum overall score of 7.0 (and no less than 6.5 in any section) in the Academic IELTS Assessment. 

    The Life in the UK English Language test is not appropriate.

  • NEBDN Post-Registration Courses

    • Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing
    • Certificate in Oral Health Education

    Intake – January 2018

    Course Duration: January – September 2018

    Aimed Examination Date: September 2018

    Course Taster Session: August 2017 (Date to be confirmed)

    Criteria for Post-registration courses:

    • A qualified and registered dental nurse
    • Working within the specialism of the course
    • Certificate as appropriate
    • Attendance at the appropriate course taster session
    • Have access to a PC and email

    Courses include:

    • Face-to-face teaching
    • Completion of Record of Experience in the workplace
    • Practical assignments in the workplace
    • One-to-one sessions with course tutors

    Taster session:

    • Presentation by course tutor
    • Opportunity for question and answer
    • Completion of application form
    • Informal interview to assess suitability

 Contact details

Dental Nursing
Eastman Dental Hospital
256 Gray's Inn Road
London, WC1X 8LD

Course enquiries
Telephone: 020 3456 1040
Email: uclh.edhec@nhs.net

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