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Course Code: 5M4468

Course Content

  • Record of Experience Portfolio
  • 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
  • Word Processing
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • First Aid Response (PHECC)
  • Communications


Irish Diploma in Dental Nursing (NEBDN), Diploma in Dental Nursing (NEBDN), QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community & Health Services






This course is aimed at students wishing to gain a nationally recognised Diploma in Dental Nursing from the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses. The course will provide you with the necessary skills to support other members of the Dental Healthcare team across the full range of dental treatments..

 Entry Requirements:

Leaving Certificate, Leaving Cert Applied (LCA), Mature students or applicants with other equivalent qualifications
are welcome to apply.

All applicants require Hepatitis B Vaccination and Garda Vetting before course commencement:                                                                                           

  • Proof of non-infection with Hepatitis B - dated within 6 months of starting the programme.
  • Proof of non-infection with Hepatitis C - dated within 6 months of starting the programme.
  • Proof of Hepatitis B immunity is a requirement.

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.

dental nursing


Drogheda Institute of
Further Education,

The Twenties, Drogheda, Co.Louth.

Phone: 041 9837105
Fax: 041 9841653
Email: dife@lmetb.ie


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