Oral Health Education

An oral health educator has an important and valuable role within a dental practice to promote good oral health care and work with patients to help prevent oral disease.

The NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health Education is specifically designed to equip a dental nurse wishing to develop professionally to become an oral health educator, with the knowledge and skills required to be able to effectively deliver oral health care messages, educate various
patient groups and have the ability to adapt information and communication to the specific needs of the patient.

Who is it for?

Registered dental nurses who wish to further their knowledge and specialise in Oral Health Education, enabling them to take a more active role in the promotion of Oral Health.

  • Candidates become part of the NEBDN Alumni ensuring ongoing support, information and networking opportunities.

 

Record of Competence

You will be required to complete a work-based Record of Competence (RoC). There are three sections to the RoC:

  • Practical Competence Assessment Sheets (PCAS)
  • Case studies
  • Supplementary outcomes

 

Examination

This is a 90-minute written examination composed of two sections:

  • Part A – 45 multiple choice questions (MCQ)
  • Part B – 30 extended matching questions (EMQ)

Examinations are held twice a year in March and September.

Award of qualification

In order to be awarded this qualification, you must:

  • Complete and satisfy the requirements of the RoC
  • Pass the examination

 

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Oral Health Education – Syllabus

Exam Schedule