Course Overview

Accredited high-quality online training. 100% of our students passed the March 2020 NEBDN exam.

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 6 - 12 months to complete depending on when you enrol and is comprised of:

  • Online learning modules
  • A Record of Competence (RoC) portfolio
  • A written exam

Entry requirements

Become qualified in 6 - 12 months

Who should apply?

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

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

* We require the following documents completed and signed by yourself and your employer.

Please email  scanned copies (you may take photos and email these) to

  1. NEBDN OHE Qualification.docx
  3. TPMF_Post_Registration_Qualification
  4. DNN OHE NEBDN Qualification_ Terms 2020.pdf

NEBDN Record of Competence

Assessment information

The RoC must take a minimum of three months to complete and includes:

A) Assessment of seven patients, four of whom must each be seen twice.

B) Production of a detailed written case study (with a word count of 2250-2750 words). This is usually one of the patients from the topic ranges requiring second visits.

C) Supplementary outcomes including:

  • An exhibition demonstrating knowledge of the syllabus
  • A record of verifiable CPD relevant to oral health education
  • A reflective account

You must have access to the following topic ranges:

To be seen on two occasions
Prevention of Caries
Periodontal Disease
Non-Carious Tooth Surface Loss
Oral Conditions
To be seen on one occasion
Care of Dentures 
Care of Fixed Prosthesis
Care of Orthodontic Appliance

 Throughout your RoC, you need to see at least five of the patient groups below:

Pregnant / nursing mothers
Parents of pre-school children (4 and under)
Parents of primary school children (5 – 11)
Adolescents (12–15)
Adults (16–64)
Seniors (65 and older)
People with special needs / medically comprised people

Examinations and Completion Times

100% of our students passed the March 2020 NEBDN exam

Exams are held twice per year at the NEBDN Manchester Centre or DNN Brighton Centre. Please note that exam centres are subject to change and are not guaranteed. The next available exam dates are:

Last day to register with NEBDN to sit this exam RoC to be completed no later than* 
Fri 12/03/2021 28/09/2020** 01/03/2020**
September 2021 ( date unknown)  28/02/2021 15/06/2021

* We need to confirm your exam entry. In order to do this, we must have signed off your entire RoC as satisfactory by this date.

** NEBDN extended this date on 04/08/2020

Enrolment countdown

Last day to enrol to sit the 12 March 2021 NEBDN OHE exam. Alternatively, the next exam is September 2021. *Update:* Due to Covid-19 NEBDN have extended the RoC completion dates which means we were able to extend the enrolment date.

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Payment Options

  • Pay online – instant access

  • Pay by telephone – 020 7193 0584

  • Request invoice – email

Refund Policy

The refund policy only applies if you have paid the course fee in full (£675.00) and does not apply if you paid by payment plan. Payment plan payments will not be refunded.

Modules 1-7 are non-refundable, and are valued at £199.00 including VAT.

Remaining fee: £476.00

If you have NOT completed the exam enrolment forms and applied for the RoC or started the RoC assessment tutorials, the remainder of the course fee is part-refundable. See table below:

Cancel within 30 days Receive refund: £476.00 minus £50.00 processing fee.
Cancel within 60 days

Receive refund: £476.00 minus £75.00 processing fee.

Cancel within 90 days

Receive refund: £476.00 minus £125.00 processing fee.
Cancel after 90 days


  • What happens if I can't sit the exam I have registered for?

    You can defer the exam if you are unable to attend it or if you do not complete your RoC in time. The current fee for this is £30.00 (this is subject to change). When you register for an exam, you only have three attempts to sit the exam. For example, if you defer your first exam, this will count as one attempt and you would have two attempts left. Please contact directly if you need to defer. Please note that there may be additional charges with DNN depending on when your online course and support access is due to expire.

  • What happens if I use up all my exam attempts?

    If you use up all your exam attempts due to failing or deferring exams you will need to restart the course again.

  • What if I fail my exam?

    NEBDN currently charges £175.00 to resit an exam. NEBDN charges are subject to change.

  • Can I get a refund if I decide to cancel?

    The NEBDN exam fee is non-refundable. If you have purchased this and not completed the exam entry forms, DNN will refund part of the payment. Please see above refund policy.

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Melanie Pomphrett MSc, Fdsc, RDH, PTLLS

Melanie Pomphrett MSc, Fdsc, RDH, PTLLS

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.

Stephanie Carter RDT, RDH, DTLLS.

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 and her main role is teaching and quality assurance. She is a passionate educator and has over 13 years experience in the dental industry.
Hilary  Urry RDN

Hilary Urry RDN


Hilary holds a foundation degree in Advanced Dental Nursing (University of Kent) and is seriously passionate about her role as assessor for the oral health education course. She is an excellent support and guide for students and is there to help you pass your assessments.

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