Courses and Seminars

NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health Education

Course overview

In order to deliver clear oral health education messages, you will be required to be able to communicate effectively with a range of patients with various oral health care needs.

This NEBDN qualification provides theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for the provision of oral health education by the dental nurse in the workplace. Practical experience is gained under the supervision of a dentist.

Course tutor:
Susan Jones
9.00am - 4.30pm

08 Months

Lecture Room, 3rd Floor Dental Extension

All days attended are verifiable CPD hours
Suitable for:
Dental Nurses registered with the GDC


"A great course "
"Really enjoyed studying for my OHE certificate under brilliant guidance and teaching and would definitely recommend course to others "
"Really interesting and fulfilling "
"After our first virtual session with Susan, I felt like we are in really good hands. Susan has been wonderful with her prompt correspondence and replies to emails. I am relieved to know that she will be our tutor for this course "

The course covers

  • The aetiology of oral disease
  • Practical tips on the prevention of oral disease
  • Health promotion
  • Planning and evaluating Oral Health Education sessions
  • Oral Health resources.

There are a maximum of 12 places available for this course.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the cause and prevention of specific oral diseases
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current reports, guidelines and research
  • Demonstrate competency in providing Oral Health Education to patients through completion of a Portfolio (Record of Competence).

Training dates

You will be expected to attend training on:-

5 December 24

16 January 25

13 February 25

13 March 25

17 April 25

22 May 25

19 June 25

24 July 25

Entry requirements

  • GDC registration number
  • Access to patients for oral health education as outlined in the “Employer Information Sheet” available here
  • Self motivation
  • Suitably qualified staff within the workplace who are willing to act as witnesses to your performance during completion of your Record of Experience.  Each witness will need to complete a Witness Training Programme prior to observing any performance.  Information regarding the Witness Training Programme is available here.
  • Good communication skills


To gain the qualification you will need to:

  • Attend 80% of the course dates
  • Successfully complete an NEBDN Record of Competence.
  • Achieve a pass in the NEBDN written examination.

How to apply

For documentation on how to apply please download the application form from here: Oral Health 2024

This can be emailed to Please send all documentation using the same method.

Any applications received with missing documents will not be processed and will be returned directly to applicant.

You will receive a confirmation email up to 3 working days from submission.

Further information

If you are interested in joining our mailing list, please email adding ‘Mailing List – Oral Health Education’ in the subject line to

Candidates who fail the examination will continue to be supported by the DTEC team at no extra cost until the expiration of their Record of Competence.  NEBDN however will charge a resit examination fee.  Details of fees payable are available on the NEBDN website (  These fees are to be paid to DTEC in the first instance and are then forwarded to NEBDN.  

Candidates who choose to / or are required to defer entry to the examination will continue to be supported by the DTEC team but may be subject to charges according to the Examination Entry & Deferral Policy available here.