Standards for the Dental Team

The GDC website contains the Standards for the Dental Team plus additional guidance such as guidance on advertising, indemnity, social media, etc.

Information for Hygienists and Therapists

For information relating to full time training leading to Diploma in Dental Therapy

PGDE would welcome suggestions for future up date courses, please contact Diane Bell

Please also check out our Local Groups section on the website for details of upcoming courses which may be of interest.

BADT South West Region Group

For further information please contact SW Region Representative Geraldine McGlynn.


Post Registration Training Courses

Further details of NEBDN course content can be found on the National Examining Boards website 

Bristol Dental Care Professional School

NEBDN Radiography Course
Dental Sedation Nursing Courses
Orthodontic Nursing
Special Care Dental Nursing

Radiography certificate awarded by Keele University
For details please contact
Dr Richard DeCann or Mr Tim Reynolds
I.M.E.C.S. 49 Mucklestone Wood Lane, Loggerheads, Market Drayton
Shropshire, TF9 4ED
Telephone: 07855 183117 or email

Pinhoe Dental Centre

Telephone - 01392 466113 Email.
NEBDN radiography course
Certificate in Dental Radiography
Certificate in Oral Health Education

On-line Radiography
Telephone 020 75636891 

Registration for Dental Nurses

Latest Information

The GDC register is open for dental nurses

Please go to the GDC registration website for all the information on the process. 


Training courses leading to Registration with the General Dental Council

There are various courses available throughout the South West, to prepare nurses for either the national Examining board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) Examination or the NVQ level 3 (Oral Healthcare Nursing). Both are accepted routes for registration

Please contact the training establishment closest to your area.

While we endeavour to provide up to date information and links on this site we cannot be responsible for the information on the training provider’s sites.


Bristol University 

For information contact:
Donna Parkin, School Administrator

Telephone: 0117 342 9605


National Diploma For Dental Nurses
SW Dental Nurse Training Centre
Weston Methodist Church
Newbridge Hill

Tel 07527974394 email:


Cornwall College

Dental Nursing Advanced Apprenticeship, Dental Nursing Diploma
2 year length

Camborne Campus/ Offsite
Trevenson Road, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall,
TR15 3RD

Tel: 0330 123 4785 email:



Pinhoe Dental Centre

NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing
Certificate in Oral Health Education
Topical Fluoride course for dental nurses
402 Pinhoe Road, Exeter, EX4 8EH

Tel : 01392 466113 Email:

South Devon College

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point
South Devon College,
Long Road,
Tel : 08000 380 123


Bournemouth & Poole college
Dental Nursing Apprenticeship Level 3

Tel: 01202 205911
Diploma in Dental nursing
Tel: 01202 205718


Cotswold Dental Training

Cotswold Dental Training NEBDN Diploma for Dental Nurses

Whitminster Gloucestershire weekly class Thursday eve 18.00 – 20.00
Tetbury Hospital Gloucestershire monthly class Friday 9.30- 16.30
Telephone: 07762 241138