NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health Education Qualification

 Next start date: 3 June 2019    525.00
 9 months Distance Learning

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The distance learning NEBDN accredited Oral Health Education course is suited to registered dental nurses who desire to become qualified oral health educators. The course is an excellent stepping stone towards retraining to become a hygienist. The course takes approximately 9 months to complete and is comprised of online learning modules, a record of competence (which must be completed in clinic under supervision), and a written exam (held on Friday 13 March 2020) – see the list of exam locations below.

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Who Should Apply?

You should only apply for this course if you are employed, qualified, registered, indemnified and:

  1. Have access to five of the seven specified patient groups (see groups below);
  2. Are able to meet the NEBDN record of competence requirements - View here;
  3. Have access to one or more committed mentors/supervisors;
  4. Have the self-discipline required to complete the course;
  5. Have access to a computer and the internet;
  6. Feel you are motivated enough to complete the course;
  7. Are able to attend one of the listed exam locations below.

Patient Groups

  1. Pregnant/nursing mothers 
  2. Parents of preschool children (4 and under)
  3. Parents of primary school children (5 – 11) 
  4. Adolescent (12 – 15) 
  5. Adult (16 – 64)
  6. Seniors (65 and older)
  7. Special Needs / Medically compromised

Entry Requirements

DNN upholds a strict application process to ensure candidates are suitable for the course. You may be required to undertake a telephone interview. 

You should attach or send the following documents with your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  1. Your GDC Registration;
  2. Your main supervisor’s GDC Registration;
  3. Signed NEBDN Contract:       Download Contract Here

Before you apply you should read our terms and conditions and student fitness to practice policy

Exam Centres

You must attend an exam at one of the listed exam locations. 

Exam date: Friday 13 March 2020 

Exam Locations

  • Brighton - Available
  • Manchester - Available


One of the major benefits of our online course is the online classrooms which are interactive and allow you to have regular contact with your tutor and other students on the course. 

  • Online tutorials.
  • Course folder.
  • Affordable.
  • Excellent Tutor support.
  • Flexible learning.
  • Nationwide availability.
  • 35+ hours of Verifiable CPD.
  • NEBDN Oral Health Education qualification awarded upon successful completion.

 Course Structure

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The course comprises the following:

1) Completion of an online course

2) Production of a Record of Competence portfolio (SAMPLE), to include:

  • A) Assessment of seven patients, four of whom should each be seen twice (see course outline for assessment due dates).
  • B) Production of a detailed written case study (with a word count of between 2250-2750 words) for one of the patients.
  • C) Completion of an additional project, to include either an exhibition demonstrating knowledge of the syllabus and a record of continuing professional development relating to oral health education. This may include meetings, courses, further reading and research. 

3) Written exam

Video Tutorials

The course is taught through recorded online video tutorials, which include bite-sized videos followed by multi-choice questions. You can sign up for the DNN Introduction to Oral Health Education course here to try out the learning software before signing up for the full course.

Tutor Support

Each student is allocated a tutor and assessor who will assist you virtually – both with the theory and with the clinical work. You will have access to your tutor’s email address, and tutors are available at specified times to speak by telephone. You can also speak to your tutor via online classrooms. Your tutor will assess your record of competence throughout the nine months and provide you with guidance and feedback.


melanie tutor OHE

Melanie Pomphrett RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist: 259337

Qualifications: Advanced Diploma in Dental Nursing. Foundation Degree of Science in Oral Health Science, Level 3 Award in Education and Training. Melanie is currently completing her Masters.


 Varnish App tutorStephanie Carter RDT, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist and Therapist: 119601

Qualifications: Diploma Dental Hygiene and Therapy, National Certificate Dental Nursing, Level 5 Diploma Level 3 in Education and Training, Award in Education and Training, Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, NEBDN Dental Radiography, ILM Level 3 Leadership and Management, Smoking Cessation Counselling Levels 1 and 2, Young Counsellors Certificate


e learning tutor assessor ELEmma Leather RDN

Registered Dental Nurse: 148732

Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 Dental Nursing,   Level 4 National Certificate in Internal Quality Assurance, Level 3 Award in Education and Training, Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, Oral Health Education (BDA) 

Competency Training: Impression-Taking, Fluoride Varnish Application  


Chelsea profileChelsea Foster RDN

Registered Dental Nurse: 211076

Qualifications: NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing,  Level 3 Award in Education and Training, Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health Education

Competency Training: Fluoride Varnish Application 

Hilary UrryHilary Urry RDN

Registered Dental Nurse: 139277

Qualifications: Foundation Degree in Advanced Dental Nursing (University of Kent), Certificate Dental Radiography (City University London)

Competency Training: Fluoride Varnish Application 




  • 3 June 2019  - Available


Payment Options:

Payment plans

You have the option to pay upfront before the course starts which is:

  • Course: £525 inc VAT
  • Exam: £195 (Paid to NEBDN)

Or you have the option to pay the course over three months but this increases the fee to:

  • Course: £600 inc VAT
  • Exam: £195 (Paid to NEBDN)

If you select this option, please note payment due dates:

  • 06/05/2019: £225.00 (Deposit)  inc VAT
  • 03/06/2019: £285.00  inc VAT
  • 03/07/2019: £285.00  inc VAT

Failure to make payment by the due dates will result in automatic removal from the course.

Non-refundable deposit

A non-refundable deposit of £225.00 is required to secure your place on the course upon acceptance on the course.


You can claim £25.00 off the course fee if you have completed the Introduction to Oral Health Education Online Course or Fluoride Varnish Application Course

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