Oral Health Education

About this course

The National Examining on Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) certifies the Oral Health Education program for registered dental nurses who wish to continue professional development. This course provides the knowledge and skills you need to become a high quality oral dental health educator.

The aim of the Oral Health Education course is to promote the importance of brilliant oral hygiene and educate your patients on oral health in order to prevent future oral diseases. As Oral Dental Educator you will be able to adjust your skills and dental health knowledge depending on patient needs. Throughout the course, you will learn about theoretical knowledge and practice skills under dentist supervision.

Course review

Along with the program, you will go throw the following features in order to, as a General Dental Council (GDC) registered dental nurse, get the theoretical knowledge and practical experience need it for your workplace. You will analyze the different causes of oral diseases; practical tips on how to prevent oral diseases; Oral Health promotion; Planning and evaluating Oral Health Education sessions and finalize the course, resources.


Over the practice offered in this program, you will become a  qualified oral dental nurse who is able to arrange and transmit a vigorous oral health treatment in order to avert or reduce the side effect of the oral disease. Furthermore, as a certified oral dental nurse, you will manage to identify the convenient treatment depending on your patient needs


The certificate will give you the ability to be able to discuss the different causes and how to prevent oral diseases, demonstrate your efficient skills in communication with patients, the consciousness of research, guidance and ongoing articles and, exhibit your competency as an oral dental nurse in providing oral health education to your patients over to complete the Record of Competence.

Entry requirements

To get enrolled on our accredited Dental Nurse Course you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have your hepatitis B vaccination.
  • A valid proof of ID.
  • A valid visa with permission to work in the United Kingdom (non-UK resident students).
  • National Insurance Number

Please be aware that it is mandatory to complete our training course before you can begin working as a Trainee Dental Nurse. To enrol on our courses we require applicants to successfully pass a initial assessment test.

Why to choose us?

Dental nursing is a career that is well paid and allows great progression. At NLDC we have a recruitment team which is very established and is one of the best in London. Our students have first placing in NHS, Private or mixed practises.

Fees and key information

Course typeDiploma

Typical duration6 months


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Course Overview

This 12 month dental nursing diploma course is comprised of a written examination, practical examinations and a workplace portfolio (Record of Experience).


The awarding body for the National Diploma for dental nurse qualification is the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN.) NLDC is an accredited NEBDN training centre. We offer a choice of evening, weekend and daytime classes in our modern and comfortable training centre.


You will also be required to complete an e RoE (Record of Experience), which is a practical experience record which needs to be completed within deadline provided by the NEBDN. To complete your RoE you should be working in a dental practice as a Trainee Dental Nurse.

What will be your roles as a Dental Nurse?
  • Set up for each and every patient, providing the Dentist with the correct equipment and instruments.
  • Assist the Dentist during treatment by passing relevant instruments and equipment, aspirating and retracting if necessary.
  • Prepare and mix materials.
  • Write patient notes correctly and efficiently as dictated by the Dentist.
  • Monitor the patient as of entering the room, during treatment and as they leave the surgery.
  • Offer support and reassurance to patients.
  • Carry out stock control.
  • If and when a Dental Nurse works on reception, duties may involve:
    • Greeting patients and checking them in.
    • Answering the phone and interacting with patients.
    • Booking appointments.
    • Taking payments.
    • Liaising with laboratories and referral practices/hospitals.
What can you achieve after successfully completing this qualification?

Can register with GDC and have a better prospect.
Can go for post graduate courses and become a Specialist Dental Nurse.
Can get better wages.
Can get on to a Dental Hygienist/Therapist courses.
Can get on to an Orthodontic therapist course.
Can become an Oral Health Educator and many more.

What will you study in this course?
  • Law and ethics in dentistry
  • Health and safety
  • General anatomy
  • Oral anatomical structures
  • Human Physiology
  • Medical emergencies in dentistry
  • Oral diseases
  • Oral Surgery
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Health Promotion
  • Dental Radiography
  • Endodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Drugs used in dentistry
  • Dental materials
  • Dental Implants
  • Periodontics- for gum and other surrounding tissues
  • Dental Charting etc