It is an exciting time in dentistry, as a qualified dental nurse, you have the opportunity to undertake extra training to be able to add oral health education to your skillset and become an oral health educator through the SmileWisdom NEDBN Certificate in Oral Health Education (OHE).
As a dental nurse, we already know you care deeply about the wellbeing of your patients so by completing this education you can go that one step further in adding additional value to patients’ lives. Talking to patients of all ages about good oral health has the potential to impact their future health in a positive way while being hugely rewarding for yourself. For example, the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) highlights the importance of good oral health during pregnancy as, “scientific studies have shown connections between gum disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes such as premature birth, low birth weight, and pre-eclampsia.” How amazing would it be to know that you could potentially have a greater impact in supporting an individual’s oral health journey and really make a difference in someone’s life?
At SmileWisdom, we’re really excited to add the NEDBN Certificate in Oral Health Education to our postgraduate portfolio. Our OHE tutor, Victoria Wilson, is passionate about promoting good oral health to the wider public, something which can often be overlooked.