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.
Who should apply?
You should only enrol for this course if you are employed, qualified, registered, indemnified and:
- Have emailed firstname.lastname@example.org the required documentation below;*
- Are able to meet the NEBDN record of competence requirements - see below.
- Have access to a computer and the internet;
- 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 email@example.com.
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
Non-Carious Tooth Surface Loss
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)
Seniors (65 and older)
People with special needs / medically comprised people
Exams are held online in March and September of each year. The next available exam dates are Friday 11 March 2022 or Friday 9 September 2022 and the next course start dates is:
- Monday 6 September 2021
Oral Health Promotion During a Time of Pandemic
The aim of this webinar is to learn how to utilise your skills and expertise outside of the dental surgery to promote good oral health habits during a time of pandemic. One hour of verifiable CPD awarded upon completion.(1) 5.0 average rating
Oral Health and General Health
The aim of this webinar is to understand the connection between oral health and general health. One hour of verifiable CPD awarded upon completion.(2) 5.0 average rating
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Pay by telephone – 020 7193 0584
Request invoice – email firstname.lastname@example.org
The refund policy only applies if you have paid the course fee in full (£695.00) 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: £496.00
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: £496.00 minus £50.00 processing fee.
|Cancel within 60 days
Receive refund: £496.00 minus £75.00 processing fee.
|Cancel within 90 days
||Receive refund: £496.00 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 email@example.com 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.