Course Overview - Enrol today

Accredited high-quality online training. Exams are now held online. We offer free virtual oral health training as part of the course.

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. 

Entry requirements

Flexible Learning Options

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. Are able to meet the NEBDN record of competence requirements - see below.
  3. Have access to a computer and the internet;
  4. Are passionate about promoting good oral health.

* 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_Application.docx
  2. SLA_NEBDN.docx
  4. NEBDN National Certificate in Oral Health Education Terms & Conditions 21-2022.pdf
  5. DNN Service Level Agreement .docx

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

Start Dates

100% of our students passed the March 2021 and September 2021 NEBDN exam

Exams are held online in March and September of each year. The next available exam date is Friday 9 September 2022 or 10 March 2023 and the next course start dates is:

  • 7 February 2022
  • 7 March 2022

Payment Options

  • Pay online – instant access

  • Pay by telephone – 020 7193 0584

  • Request invoice – email

Payment Plan Information

Upon making the first deposit payment, the next monthly payment will be automatically deducted one month after the first payment. The monthly payments will continue each month until all payments have been made. If the payment is not made, it is rejected or the card declines, DNN reserves the right to unenrol you from the course. If this happens, please contact within 3-5 working days.


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.

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 and has over 18 years experience in the dental industry.

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.

Call 020 7193 0584

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