Oral Health Education NEBDN Certificate

An Oral Health Educator can complement the role of the dental hygienist. The NEBDN Certificate is not just about developing professionally from a registered dental nurse to an Oral Health Educator. This qualification is also about growing both professionally and on a personal level; developing self-confidence and self-belief. Through enhancing your skills you will gain further respect from dentists and hygienists with whom you work as part of a team educating and improving the oral health of patients.

Who is the course for?

The Certificate in Oral Health Education is suitable for qualified and registered dental nurses who wish to further their knowledge and specialise in Oral Health Education, enabling them to take a more active role in oral health promotion. The course is designed to provide qualified 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 patients.

Course Content

Oral Health Education NEBDN Certificate modules may include:

  • Maintaining Good Clinical Practice
  • General Health and Disease
  • Patient Assessment and  Treatment Planning
  • Patient Management
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
How will I be assessed?

Learners will be assessed through a variety of methods including formal assessment, formal teaching, Record of Competence (RoC) and a Personal Development Portfolio.

Entry Requirements

Candidates will have current GDC Registration, two years experience in a dental setting and gained a level 3 qualification in Dental Nursing.

Career Opportunities

Employment as an Dental Nurse with specialist knowledge of Oral Health Education in a clinical practice or community. Further continuing professional development opportunities may include Dental Hygiene and therapy.

Oral Health Education NEBDN Certificate
LevelLevel 4
Duration15 Weeks spread over 1 academic year
CampusColchester Campus
Start DatePlease contact us for dates


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