Programme Lead

Kerry Tilbury is the Lead Tutor Dental Nurse leading on delivering both the NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing, Dental Nurse Apprenticeship and NEBDN Post-Qualification Dental Nursing courses.

Other contact information

Programme enquiries 
Telephone: 020 3456 1040

Correspondence address:
Dental Nurse Education 
EDH Education Centre
L3, Mortimer Market Centre
Capper Street

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


In October 2020 we will be launching our 18 month Dental Nurse Apprenticeship programme.  Successful candidates will work towards obtaining the National Dental Nursing Diploma, awarded by the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) as the apprenticeship gateway qualification leading to the Dental Nurse Apprenticeship qualification.

Your course

Training is blended to include classroom teaching and discussion, virtual learning and simulated activities. The remaining time will be spent on clinical rotation across a range of dental specialties within the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals. 

Length of course 18 months
Course fee Not applicable
Entry requirements Four GCSEs at grade A/B/C or grades 4-9 including English Language, Mathematics, Science (preferably Biology)
Recruitment Assessment and interview. 
Offers will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check and Occupational Health clearance. 


  • University College London Hospital (UCLH) is a centre of excellence providing specialist clinical dental services for Central and North West London.
  • Staff are from a variety of backgrounds within the dental profession. Their collective experience ensures that students are able to leave the course as capable, effective and ethical clinicians in their own right. 

The Eastman has a world class reputation for providing excellent dental care, research and teaching, both in the UK and abroad.  

EDHEC is a newly refurbished facility that was opened in October 2019.  The centre is equipped with state of art, facilities, including Simodont dental trainers currently offered exclusively to EDHEC in the London area.

The centre is designed to support the delivery of:

  • Enhanced technical skills with experiential learning
  • Simulated clinical training
  • Soft skills training (communication, empathy) 
  • Live surgical demonstrations via video link
  • Research enhanced and innovative training

The Eastman Dental Hospital Education Centre (EDHEC) is in the unique position of being the only postgraduate dental hospital in the UK. We offer a wide range of teaching programmes as well as postgraduate courses we offer dental hygiene, dental therapy and dental nursing programmes. We facilitate soft skills and enhanced clinical skills training for all members of the dental team, in addition to professional development opportunities for internal staff.  Our courses provide an excellent opportunity for trainees to work alongside all members of the dental team while training and be part of the Eastman ethos. 

The EDHEC has a number of specialist departments dealing with different aspects of dental care.   Patients are referred by their dentist or doctor, for advanced and specialised treatment.  Valuable research work is also carried out in a number of departments in an effort to achieve the very best outcomes for our patients.

The EDH has strong links with a number of teaching hospitals including Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, The Royal National Throat Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital and The Royal Free Hospital.  

The Eastman Dental Hospital is part of University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust.

“I am loving it. Every topic is very interesting and I am learning a lot.  I absolutely love the nurses and clinicians in clinic who are all very helpful and understanding. But the best thing about the course is the patients and being able to assist them and make their experience of the treatment better. 
“It’s a very rewarding profession and I am very grateful to be on the course and cannot wait to be a qualified dental nurse.” 
Hanna, pre-registration Dental Nurse student

“I am quite happy to have gotten a place to study and work as a student dental nurse at Eastman Dental Hospital (UCLH).  It has being a very exciting experience. The teachers are so friendly and helpful. Giving everyone equal opportunity to learn and excel.  I have felt supported in so many ways especially during this unprecedented time when we had to find other ways to learn away from classroom (MS Teams) which worked out fine for everyone.  The teachers are always there to help. Thank You to the whole team at Education Centre EDH. Hopefully in few months’ time, we will make you proud with good grades.”
Ugochi, pre-registration Dental Nurse student

“I feel like I am getting the highest quality teaching and training on this course as we are doing our training in a brand new dental hospital. The course tutors are brilliant and very experienced in their specialities. There is always somebody available to speak to either on the ‘phone or face to face.  And now we are using Microsoft Teams, it makes communication between students and staff even easier.”
Fatima, pre-registration Dental Nurse student 

We are developing our programme of post-registration courses which will be launched in 2021.  
We also offer a NEBDN certified Dental Sedation Course; if you would like to register to join a future cohort please contact us via the address below.

To register your interest in future courses please contact:

Most clinics are at The Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals on the UCLH campus. 
The Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
47-49 Huntley Street
London WC1E 6DG

UCLH switchboard: 020 3456 2300