NEBDN Level 4 Accredited Certificate in Oral Health Education

Developed by hygienist Melanie Pomphrett MSc, RDH, PTLLS.

The course is taught by Melanie Pomphrett. Melanie qualified as a dental hygienist at the University of Essex in 2015. She was named Best Hygienist at the 2020 Dentistry Awards and was highly commended in the Best Hygienist category at the 2020 Oral Health Awards. Melanie has a passion for teaching dental professionals and has undertaken a Level 3 Award in Education and Training followed by a PGCert in Education. Melanie also completed an MSc in Advanced and Specialist Healthcare (Dental Professional Practice) at the University of Kent in 2019, winning the BDEF Young Writers Award in 2021 for her dissertation project on Direct Access.

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Support Team

Melanie Pomphrett MSc, Fdsc, RDH, PTLLS, PG Cert.

Head Tutor

Melanie is a registered dental hygienist, qualified tutor and recently completed a Masters degree. She is the head tutor and one of the support tutors for the course. Melanie is passionate about dental education and is a dedicated tutor.

Stephanie Carter RDT, RDH, DTLLS, IQA, MDTFEd.

Tutor, Assessor and Internal Moderator

Stephanie is a registered dental hygienist and therapist and holds a level 5 teaching diploma. She is a qualified assessor, internal moderator (quality assurance) and a qualified CPR and medical emergencies trainer. She is a passionate educator, a member of the faculty of dental trainers and has over 18 years experience in the dental industry.

Marama Millar RDN, Dip BS, PTLLS, Cert RP, Cert Sc.


Marama is a registered dental nurse and has worked in the dental industry for over 16 years. She is a qualified tutor and is currently completing a business degree. She is passionate about personal development and ethical business practice.
DNN has teamed up with the Dentaid Bright Bites Oral Health promotion programme in British schools. We sponsor a minimum of 1000 children per year.