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NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health Education

This Course At A Glance

  • Become an Oral Health Educator
  • Help the public to prevent dental disease 
  • Aimed at GDC registered Dental Nurses
  • Study online or through virtual classrooms
  • Complete at your pace
  • Exams not included

About Your Course

If you’re a GDC qualified Dental Nurse who wants more from your career you could gain the skills required to help prevent dental disease across the nation.

Dental Nurses already provide essential help to dentists and dental patients in the clinic but by studying oral health education they can take their career in a new and equally important direction.

By educating patients and the wider public about the ramifications of a poor diet, habits that can impact their dental health or poor dental hygiene regime you can help prevent dental issues before they occur. Many people fear going to the dentist and put off getting the treatment they need, a preventative approach can save them from suffering in later life.

This NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health Education will equip you with the knowledge and certification to work as an Oral Health Educator. The course is specifically aimed at Dental Nurses and designed to take your knowledge to the next level with regards to oral health.

Through an array of interesting modules you will gain varied knowledge that will allow you to support all patient groups and tailor your newfound knowledge to their specific needs. The modules also focus on enhancing your communication skills so you can deliver your messages clearly to the recipient.

Learn Your Way

We provide a range of delivery methods, meaning that you can learn the course in a way that fits into your lifestyle and matches your preferences. You have the option to study the course online at your own pace, or you can get some extra support through virtual classrooms. This includes tutor-led online lessons that are delivered through our sister brand SmileWisdom, which is part of the learndirect Digital Group. Selecting this option will allow you to interact with other students and ask your tutor questions during scheduled virtual lessons.

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK's leading online learning provider, helping you to fulfil your academic and professional ambitions.

This NEBDN course is delivered through academic online study as well as practical assessments in the workplace. The course is suitable for those wishing to further their career, become competent in providing oral health education and for those wanting to progress to become Hygiene Therapists.

The course also counts towards verifiable CPD. In addition, you will need to pay the NEBDN examination fee which is £205.00.

Modules

The course comprises of 6 modules:
Module 1 - Maintaining Good Clinical Practice
Module 2 - General Health and Disease
Module 3 -  Patient Assessment and Treatment Planning
Module 4 - Patient Management
Module 5 - Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Module 6 - Management, Leadership and Working with Other

 

Entry Requirements

To enrol on this course, you must:

  • Have a valid GDC registration number.
  • Be sufficiently fluent in written and spoken English to communicate with patients, their relatives, the dental team and other healthcare professionals in the UK
  • Be able to meet the work-based clinical requirements of the Record of Competence, by being employed as a Dental Nurse.

Minimum Age restriction

You must be 16 or older to study this course.

Average completion timeframe

12 – 24 Months

Assessment requirements

Formative workplace assessment – the Record of Competence  and the summative assessment, which is a written exam

Placement or Practical required

Required to complete a work-based Record of Competence (RoC). There are three sections to the RoC: Practical Competence Assessment Sheets (PCAS) Case studies Supplementary outcomes

If placement or practical required, when?

Yes, at enrolment

Exams required

This is a 90-minute written examination composed of two sections: Part A – 45 multiple choice questions (MCQ) Part B – 30 extended matching questions (EMQ) Examinations are held twice a year in March and September.

Additional requirements

In order to be awarded this qualification, you must: Complete and satisfy the requirements of the RoC Pass the examination.

Certification Timeframe

Up to 12 weeks from exam date.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

To pass the course you will need to complete a combination of written and practical assessments. 
 
These include:
 A 90-minute online written examination composed of two sections:
  • Part A – 45 multiple-choice questions (MCQ)
  • Part B – 30 extended matching questions (EMQ)
 
*Please note, examinations are held twice a year in March and September.
 
Completion of a work-based Electronic Record of Competence (eRoC) composed of three sections:
  • Practical Competence Assessment Sheets (PCAS)
  • Case studies
  • Supplementary outcomes
 
This log of experience will help you capture vital information about the oral health education you are involved in upon prescription from your Clinical Referrer. You will need a workplace witness (a GDC registered dental professional) to grade your general performance. This will be against certain competencies and you will also need to reflect on your performance and skills.

Upon completion of this course you will receive the NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health Education, which is equivalent to a Level 4 qualification. Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

national examining board for dental nurses logo

Upon completion you will received the NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health Education.

This online course is aimed at registered Dental Nurses who aspire to develop both professionally and personally. By studying the modules in this course your self-confidence will build as you enhance your skills.

This NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health Education qualifies you to deliver oral health advice and support to patients with varying needs. Once qualified, you can educate patients in your practice or other groups out in the community about the importance of good oral hygiene. You can also provide them with diet advice and explain other oral health diseases and conditions they need to be aware of. 

With this new skillset in your arsenal you can move into an Oral Health Educator role and potentially command a higher wage. You will be certified and ready to take this next step in your career once you successfully complete the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

By providing oral health education you give individual dental patients information about oral health that is personally relevant to them. This information will be based on scientific principles and evidence and will be geared towards helping that individual make improvements to their oral health. This could be through improvements to their diet, dental related habits or oral hygiene routine. You may also provide this education to groups.
Oral Health Educators can deliver oral health advice in a number of ways. They often use props to help people visualise problem areas for cleaning and decay as well as how best to clean the teeth and surrounding areas in the mouth. Oral Health Educators can also use other visual aids in their lessons, such as videos and other presentation materials. In many instances an Oral Health Educator will work with patients in the dental practice but they could also go out into their local communities and take their oral health messages to members of the public. This could involve visiting local schools or various community and activity groups. Many Oral Health Educators are also involved with designing posters and leaflets that are distributed in public places and used within magazines or newspapers.
Oral Health Education is so important because oral health has such a huge impact on our general health and wellbeing. Many people take their oral health for granted but if they let it slip the effects of poor oral health can be drastic and painful. Not only can it impact a person’s ability to eat, it can also affect how they speak and socialise. Poor oral health can become so painful that people end up being absent from school and work. The knock-on effect is that it has a direct link to poor levels of education and can hinder people’s ability to learn, thrive and develop.
As the course materials are all available online, once you enrol the completion time of the course depends on your capacity to work through the materials. If you have the time to dedicate to your studies you can blitz through them quickly. Alternatively, if you need to fit your studies around your other commitments you can take more time with them and log on to learn when you’re available.
With this NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health Education, GDC registered Dental Nurses will be qualified to provide oral health support to all manner of dental patients. You can provide guidance to those going through restorative aesthetic treatment, orthodontic treatment and much more. You will educate your patients on the importance of good oral hygiene, diet advice, oral health disease and conditions using different teaching methods and apparatus.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May

NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health Education

This Course At A Glance

  • Become an Oral Health Educator
  • Help the public to prevent dental disease 
  • Aimed at GDC registered Dental Nurses
  • Study online or through virtual classrooms
  • Complete at your pace
  • Exams not included

About Your Course

If you’re a GDC qualified Dental Nurse who wants more from your career you could gain the skills required to help prevent dental disease across the nation.

Dental Nurses already provide essential help to dentists and dental patients in the clinic but by studying oral health education they can take their career in a new and equally important direction.

By educating patients and the wider public about the ramifications of a poor diet, habits that can impact their dental health or poor dental hygiene regime you can help prevent dental issues before they occur. Many people fear going to the dentist and put off getting the treatment they need, a preventative approach can save them from suffering in later life.

This NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health Education will equip you with the knowledge and certification to work as an Oral Health Educator. The course is specifically aimed at Dental Nurses and designed to take your knowledge to the next level with regards to oral health.

Through an array of interesting modules you will gain varied knowledge that will allow you to support all patient groups and tailor your newfound knowledge to their specific needs. The modules also focus on enhancing your communication skills so you can deliver your messages clearly to the recipient.

Learn Your Way

We provide a range of delivery methods, meaning that you can learn the course in a way that fits into your lifestyle and matches your preferences. You have the option to study the course online at your own pace, or you can get some extra support through virtual classrooms. This includes tutor-led online lessons that are delivered through our sister brand SmileWisdom, which is part of the learndirect Digital Group. Selecting this option will allow you to interact with other students and ask your tutor questions during scheduled virtual lessons.

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK's leading online learning provider, helping you to fulfil your academic and professional ambitions.

This NEBDN course is delivered through academic online study as well as practical assessments in the workplace. The course is suitable for those wishing to further their career, become competent in providing oral health education and for those wanting to progress to become Hygiene Therapists.

The course also counts towards verifiable CPD. In addition, you will need to pay the NEBDN examination fee which is £205.00.

Modules

The course comprises of 6 modules:
Module 1 - Maintaining Good Clinical Practice
Module 2 - General Health and Disease
Module 3 -  Patient Assessment and Treatment Planning
Module 4 - Patient Management
Module 5 - Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Module 6 - Management, Leadership and Working with Other

 

Entry Requirements

To enrol on this course, you must:

  • Have a valid GDC registration number.
  • Be sufficiently fluent in written and spoken English to communicate with patients, their relatives, the dental team and other healthcare professionals in the UK
  • Be able to meet the work-based clinical requirements of the Record of Competence, by being employed as a Dental Nurse.

Minimum Age restriction

You must be 16 or older to study this course.

Average completion timeframe

12 – 24 Months

Assessment requirements

Formative workplace assessment – the Record of Competence  and the summative assessment, which is a written exam

Placement or Practical required

Required to complete a work-based Record of Competence (RoC). There are three sections to the RoC: Practical Competence Assessment Sheets (PCAS) Case studies Supplementary outcomes

If placement or practical required, when?

Yes, at enrolment

Exams required

This is a 90-minute written examination composed of two sections: Part A – 45 multiple choice questions (MCQ) Part B – 30 extended matching questions (EMQ) Examinations are held twice a year in March and September.

Additional requirements

In order to be awarded this qualification, you must: Complete and satisfy the requirements of the RoC Pass the examination.

Certification Timeframe

Up to 12 weeks from exam date.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Assessment

To pass the course you will need to complete a combination of written and practical assessments. 
 
These include:
 A 90-minute online written examination composed of two sections:
  • Part A – 45 multiple-choice questions (MCQ)
  • Part B – 30 extended matching questions (EMQ)
 
*Please note, examinations are held twice a year in March and September.
 
Completion of a work-based Electronic Record of Competence (eRoC) composed of three sections:
  • Practical Competence Assessment Sheets (PCAS)
  • Case studies
  • Supplementary outcomes
 
This log of experience will help you capture vital information about the oral health education you are involved in upon prescription from your Clinical Referrer. You will need a workplace witness (a GDC registered dental professional) to grade your general performance. This will be against certain competencies and you will also need to reflect on your performance and skills.

Qualifications

Upon completion of this course you will receive the NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health Education, which is equivalent to a Level 4 qualification. Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

national examining board for dental nurses logo

Upon completion you will received the NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health Education.

This online course is aimed at registered Dental Nurses who aspire to develop both professionally and personally. By studying the modules in this course your self-confidence will build as you enhance your skills.

This NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health Education qualifies you to deliver oral health advice and support to patients with varying needs. Once qualified, you can educate patients in your practice or other groups out in the community about the importance of good oral hygiene. You can also provide them with diet advice and explain other oral health diseases and conditions they need to be aware of. 

With this new skillset in your arsenal you can move into an Oral Health Educator role and potentially command a higher wage. You will be certified and ready to take this next step in your career once you successfully complete the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

By providing oral health education you give individual dental patients information about oral health that is personally relevant to them. This information will be based on scientific principles and evidence and will be geared towards helping that individual make improvements to their oral health. This could be through improvements to their diet, dental related habits or oral hygiene routine. You may also provide this education to groups.
Oral Health Educators can deliver oral health advice in a number of ways. They often use props to help people visualise problem areas for cleaning and decay as well as how best to clean the teeth and surrounding areas in the mouth. Oral Health Educators can also use other visual aids in their lessons, such as videos and other presentation materials. In many instances an Oral Health Educator will work with patients in the dental practice but they could also go out into their local communities and take their oral health messages to members of the public. This could involve visiting local schools or various community and activity groups. Many Oral Health Educators are also involved with designing posters and leaflets that are distributed in public places and used within magazines or newspapers.
Oral Health Education is so important because oral health has such a huge impact on our general health and wellbeing. Many people take their oral health for granted but if they let it slip the effects of poor oral health can be drastic and painful. Not only can it impact a person’s ability to eat, it can also affect how they speak and socialise. Poor oral health can become so painful that people end up being absent from school and work. The knock-on effect is that it has a direct link to poor levels of education and can hinder people’s ability to learn, thrive and develop.
As the course materials are all available online, once you enrol the completion time of the course depends on your capacity to work through the materials. If you have the time to dedicate to your studies you can blitz through them quickly. Alternatively, if you need to fit your studies around your other commitments you can take more time with them and log on to learn when you’re available.
With this NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health Education, GDC registered Dental Nurses will be qualified to provide oral health support to all manner of dental patients. You can provide guidance to those going through restorative aesthetic treatment, orthodontic treatment and much more. You will educate your patients on the importance of good oral hygiene, diet advice, oral health disease and conditions using different teaching methods and apparatus.
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