The National Certificate is one of the qualifications approved by the General Dental Council (GDC) for statutory registration which became mandatory for all dental nurses from 31st July 2008. The GDC is the organisation which protects the public by regulating dentists and dental care professionals in the UK. Under the GDC regulations, unqualified dental nurses may only work under supervision as trainees provided they are enrolled on a theoretical training course at an approved training centre.
In order to enter the National Certificate Examination, a candidate must:
a. be in employment as a trainee dental nurse
b. undertake a theoretical course of training at an NEBDN accredited centre
c. complete a Record of Experience requiring the support of a dentist who will be required to validate workplace activities
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