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Oral health education

Oral Health Education course

At London Waterloo Academy we look after you, we continually develop programmes to enhance your knowledge and skills as well as help guide you in your career pathway.

Good oral health is a fundamental right for all. It not only enhances confidence and communication but also transforms lifestyles. Preventing dental disease is paramount, and oral health education plays a pivotal role in this global endeavour. With the recent World Health Organisation (WHO) Resolution in May 2021, the future of oral health education is brighter than ever, emphasising a shift towards preventive approaches and promoting oral health in various settings.

yes london waterloo academyBenefits for the Dental Nurse: As a dental nurse, your dedication to patient wellbeing is evident. Expand your impact by obtaining a qualification in oral health education (OHE). Our NEBDN course certification opens doors to diverse opportunities, enabling you to educate patients individually, develop educational programs, and support your dental team effectively.

yes london waterloo academyBenefits for Dental Practice: Investing in your team’s growth is essential as a dental practice owner. An OHE qualification not only diversifies your practice but also allows dentists to focus on their expertise. Encouraging career development strengthens your team and underscores the importance of preventive care.

Say ‘Ahh’ to a healthier smile with our professional, nationally recognised, fun and interactive oral health education course! Learn all the tips and tricks for maintaining a sparkling grin, from brushing and flossing techniques to the latest in dental technology. Say goodbye to boring lectures and hello to hands-on learning experiences

Oral Health Education is a very unique avenue of dentistry where we deal with influencing an individual’s dental behaviour, or on a broader scale, a whole community’s behavioural pattern, to keep the mouth free from disease. Oral health is of vital importance in maintaining one’s well being, hence becomes an essential component of overall health.

Oral Health Education course london waterloo academy

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.

Aims

In the context of lifelong learning for the dental care professional, the aims of this programme targets the provision of learning opportunities and invaluable experiences that will allow students to:

  • Develop knowledge and the skill of the provision of oral health education
  • Shape and form academic and practical skills in relation to promoting oral health
  • Have first-hand experience and promote the role of oral health education in primary and secondary care environments
  • Develop reflective skills to evaluate personal and professional growth
  • Incorporate and deepen personal and professional development in one’s life.
  • Provide OHE to patients at your practice, or even to groups of people

There are other reasons why we encourage you to undertake the Oral Health Education programme, which include

  • If you work within a Primary Health Care Trust you may be able to obtain a position as an Oral Health Educator which is one of the upcoming priorities of the NHS Trust
  • Wider and better job prospects. i.e. Private or specialised dentistry
  • Commitment to Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
  • The Oral Health Education course will provide you with insight & skills associated in both becoming a tutor or a Dental Hygienist/therapist, and may prove to be a stepping stone into either of the courses

Awarding body – National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN)

The Criteria for the Oral Health Education programme You are a qualified dental nurse (either National Certificate or NVQ level 3)

Duration: 6 month
Mode of study: Blended, combining face-to-face classroom sessions with virtual Zoom (live stream) lessons

Start Dates:
16 September 2024

Classes: once a week
Day – Monday classes
Time – 6pm to 8:30pm
Fees – £750 (we offer payment plan)
Registration fee – £380 (NEBDN exam fee included)

Location: The Foundry, 156 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8EN (Southwark Station (2-3 min walk) and Waterloo/Blackfriars Station (10 min walk))

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Oral Health Education programme provides learning opportunities through a collaborative approach with a variety of health care providers within our team. Practical and on-the-job assignments and testing furthers your own knowledge base by academic assignments.

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.

A record of experience portfolio will be completed as evidence-based approach to the qualification.

Aims

In the context of lifelong learning for the dental care professional, the aims of this programme targets the provision of learning opportunities and invaluable experiences that will allow students to:

  • Develop knowledge and the skill of the provision of oral health education
  • Shape and form academic and practical skills in relation to promoting oral health
  • Have first-hand experience and promote the role of oral health education in primary and secondary care environments
  • Develop reflective skills to evaluate personal and professional growth
  • Incorporate and deepen personal and professional development in one’s life.
  • Provide OHE to patients at your practice, or even to groups of people

There are other reasons why we encourage you to undertake the Oral Health Education programme, which include

  • If you work within a Primary Health Care Trust you may be able to obtain a position as an Oral Health Educator which is one of the upcoming priorities of the NHS Trust
  • Wider and better job prospects. i.e. Private or specialised dentistry
  • Commitment to Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
  • The Oral Health Education course will provide you with insight & skills associated in both becoming a tutor or a Dental Hygienist/therapist, and may prove to be a stepping stone into either of the courses

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

Oral Health Education – Syllabus

Exam Schedule

Start Dates:
16 September 2024

Fees – £750 (we offer payment plan)
Registration fee – £380 (NEBDN exam fee included)

Duration: 6 month
Mode of study: Blended, combining face-to-face classroom sessions with virtual Zoom (live stream) lessons
Classes: once a week
Day – Monday classes
Time – 6pm to 8:30pm

Exam held every March & September – Exam Schedule

Location: The Foundry, 156 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8EN (Southwark Station (2-3 min walk) and Waterloo/Blackfriars Station (10 min walk))
Call us +44 (0) 7484 014980 or email to info@waterlooacademy.co.uk or Facebook – London Waterloo Academy

Oral Health Education course

Key Facts

Duration: 6 month

Mode of study: Blended, combining face-to-face classroom sessions with virtual Zoom (live stream) lessons

Start Dates:
16 September 2024

Classes: once a week
Day – Monday classes
Time – 6pm to 8:30pm
Fees – £750 (we offer payment plan)
Registration fee – £380 (NEBDN exam fee included)

Location: The Foundry, 156 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8EN (Southwark Station (2-3 min walk) and Waterloo/Blackfriars Station (10 min walk))

Free services: WiFi,  tea/coffee/water refill, biscuits, candies

Everyone interested in healthcare welcome to read the BLOG written by an overworked bumblebee at the hospital  HERE

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