NATIONAL Diploma in Dental Nursing



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List of National Diploma Accredited Course Providers


2014-15 Examination Schedule


2015-16 Examination Schedule


Charting Booklet


Course Handbook



The curriculum is based on the GDC registration requirements for dental nurses.  It sets out the knowledge, skills and behavioural requirements that should be developed and demonstrated.  These are set out in terms of professional competencies, with the assessment method clearly outlined (e.g.. how the skills and knowledge will be assessed in the final examinations - via written questions such as multiple choice (MCQ) or extended matching questions (EMQ) or via Objective Structured Clinical Examinations - OSCEs).


Examination Guidance for Candidates

All candidates entered for the National Diploma in Dental Nursing should read this guidance. It contains information on the format of the examinations (written and OSCE) and specifies the dress code for candidates. Rules relating to the conduct of the examinations are also outlined.


Sample MCQ


Sample EMQ


Sample OSCE


Example MCQ answer sheet


Example EMQ answer sheet