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Course Price: £1100

Oral Health Education

Course Timings

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Fee & Finance Option

Monthly Payment: £91.60 in 12 months
Full Payment: £1100

Course Date

This course can be started anytime

Entry Requirement

In order to take the qualification, a dental nurse must:
  • Be registered with the GDC
  • Have the support of their employer to supervise and validate the practical workplace activities for the record of competence
  • Commit to 100% attendance on the given course dates
  • It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure they have access to the clinical requirements of the record of competence, this will not be provided on the course.
  • Self motivation
  • Good communication skills


This course is for GDC registered dental nurses wishing to obtain a postgraduate dental nursing qualification. GDC registered dental nurses wishing to progress into dental hygiene & therapy, teaching, assessing. This course can increase your chances of acceptance into these courses. GDC registered dental nurses wishing to become oral health educators.

Unit Details

There are 6 units covered within this course, which include:

Unit 1 Maintaining Good Clinical Practice

Unit 2 General Health and Disease

Unit 3 Patient Assessment and Treatment Planning

Unit 4 Patient Management

Unit 5 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Unit 6 Management, Leadership and Working with Others

Delivery Methods

The course will be delivered online, via a zoom session. The course is delivered by our highly experienced and qualified tutors.


The Record of Competence is divided into three parts:

Part A
Practical Competence Assessment Sheets (PCAS)
Candidates must complete the PCAS to provide evidence of their involvement in the oral health care of 7 individuals, (4 of these must be seen on at least two occasions) and you must target at least 5 specified patient groups and all of the topics. The setting should normally be within your own place of work but may be elsewhere if appropriate.

Part B
Case Study
You must choose one patient for the production of a detailed case study; this will demonstrate evidence of further reading and reflective practice. The case study must be between 2250 and 2750 words.

Part C
Supplementary Outcome – Exhibition and record of CPD
The content of the supplementary outcomes will be reviewed regularly by NEBDN but currently include: The production of an exhibition and a record of continuing professional development relating to oral health education e.g. background reading, meetings, courses etc.


By the end of this course dental nurses will be able to:
  • Discuss the cause and prevention of specific Oral Diseases
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Have awareness of current reports, guidelines and research.
  • Undertake a written examination to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Oral Health Education.
  • Demonstrate competency in providing Oral Health Education to patients through completion of a Record of Competence

Career Option after this Course

  • Dental hygienist
  • Dental therapist
  • Oral Health Promoter
  • Dental Tutor 
For NEBDN Examination, students must be completed:
  • Record of Competence
  • Pass the 90 minute written exam: Part A: 45 multiple choice questions Part B: 30 extended matching question