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NEBDN for the Certificate in Oral Health Education

Course syllabus and examinations

Enrol Now for 20th July 2024 

18 hours over six months, 9am to 12pm Saturday mornings – Live online classes

Course Syllabus

The course is designed to provide Dental Nurses with the educational experience,
including the knowledge, critical understanding, intellectual skills, practical skills and personal attitude to enable them to provide effective oral health education for dental patients.

NEBDN Certificate is equivalent to a Level 4

Module topics

  1. Maintaining Good Clinical Practice
  2. General Health and Disease
  3. Patient Assessment and Treatment Planning
  4. Patient Management
  5. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  6. Management, Leadership and Working with Others

Who is the OHE course for?

NEBDN’s Certificate in Oral Health Education is specifically designed to equip a dental nurse wishing to develop professionally to become an Oral Health Educator, with the knowledge and skills required to be able to effectively deliver oral health care messages, educate various patient groups and have the ability to adapt information and communication to the specific needs of the patient.

Equivalent to Level 4

What the course involves?

Undertaking this qualification will help to develop your communication skills, which are essential for delivering oral health education and being an effective educator. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the importance of oral health, along with methods and approaches you can use to communicate with patients.

You are required to complete a work-based Electronic Record of Competence (eRoC) and an online written examination. This log of experience will help you to capture vital information about the oral health education you are involved in upon prescription from your Clinical Referrer. Your workplace Witness* will grade your general performance against a number of competencies, and you will reflect on your own performance and skills.

*A Witness is a GDC registrant who observes your work.

What will this course allow me to do?

This course will allow you to offer oral health support to a broad range of patients with varying needs. You will educate your patients on the importance of good oral hygiene, diet advice and other oral health diseases and conditions, and you will use different teaching methods and apparatus.


This is a 90-minute online written examination composed of two sections:

  • Part A – 45 multiple-choice questions (MCQ)
  • Part B – 30 extended matching questions (EMQ)


You will be required to complete a work-based Electronic Record of Competence (eRoC). There are three sections to the eRoC:

  1. Practical Competence Assessment Sheets (PCAS)
  2. Case studies
  3. Supplementary outcomes

To enrol in the course you will need:

  • To be a registered dental nurse with the General Dental Council (GDC) or Irish Dental Council (IDC)
  • To have a supportive employer to supervise your Electronic Record of Competence (eRoC) completion
  • To have a valid First Aid / Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate of completion
  • Be competent in written and spoken English to able to communicate effectively with patients, their families and dental and healthcare professionals
  • To be self-motivated
oral health education

Key Information

Course: Oral Health Education
Level: Level 4
Duration: 6 months
Number of Hours: 18
Delivery Method: Live online*
Target Exam: March 2025
Price (incl. Vat): £900
Exam Fee: £205
Total (incl. Vat): £1,105

Course Start Dates

Start Date: 20/07/2024
Day: Satursday
Time: 9am – 12pm

*Live Online lectures take place in a ‘virtual classroom’ on our teaching platform.
Our live online study mode means you can study with us from anywhere in the UK. Our advanced teaching platform will let you feel like in a real classroom, without having to spend time and money on commuting. Perfect if you are looking to combine good quality education with a busy lifestyle.

Fee Information

  1. The registration deposit of £150 is not refundable, nor transferable, nor exchangeable.
  2. 6 monthly payments each of £125 are payable by the end of each month. The first payment is due the month of starting the course.
  3. The total course fee of £900.00 is payable should you leave the course at any time, less any amount already paid
  4. If your course is completed, yet you continue to attend the lessons for any reason the £125 monthly fees will continue.
  5. Should you decide to move to another course cohort, i.e. a different time or day there will be a fee of £99.00.
  6. Fees are payable at the end of the calendar month. A late payment fee of £10 (incl. Vat) per week or part week, will apply from the 1st of the following month.
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