Dental Nursing

dental nursing


This course is aimed at students wishing to gain a nationally recognised Diploma in Dental Nursing from the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses.


Entry Requirements

Applications are invited from those who have completed Leaving Certificate with a science subject. Mature students and recent school leavers are also welcome to apply. All applicants require Hepatitis B Vaccination and Garda Vetting before course commencement. *Hepatitis B Vaccination consists of 3 doses of vaccine given over a period of 6 months.


Progression and Career Options

After passing the NEBDN Diploma for Dental Nurses a student will be eligible to apply for entry to the Register for Dental Nurses. The QQI award also being offered as part of this course allows students apply for a range of related Degree courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities nationally.


NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing

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Course Content

  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Biology
  • Patient Care and Management
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Oral Disease and Prevention
  • Dental Materials and Equipment
  • Local and General Anaesthesia
  • Radiography
  • Prosthodontics
  • Minor Oral Surgery
  • Introduction to Nursing
  • Ethics
  • OSCE preparation
  • Computer Applications
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Communications



Irish Diploma in Dental Nursing (NEBDN), QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community & Health Services, QQI Occupational First Aid, Manual Handling and Patient Handling.