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​Oral Health Educatio​n for dental nurses





Read our interview with Ana Tout, a previous BDA Oral Health Education student and star of our video, about how gaining the OHE qualification has benefited her and the team she works with.

About the course​

Developed in partnership with OHE Southwest, this flexible, online course will help you learn the communication skills needed to educate your patients about their oral health.

To take part, you will need:

  • a computer with a broadband internet connection and sound
  • an email account which you can easily check on a regular basis
  • the signed support of a dentist who is willing to supervise your  practical work.​

Designed for busy DCPs in a clear, concise and interactive format, the online course is broken down into 27 "bite-sized" modules which can be accessed and viewed at any time. These modules cover everything you'll need to know about the subject.


Read about our award-winning students' experience of learning with BDA Education​


How the course ​​​works

The course is split into 3 sections:

  1. ​​an online course in the theory and practice of OHE. It lasts for 8 weeks.
  2. practical work, known as the practical portfolio and begins after the initial 8 weeks. A total of 20 weeks is given to complete the practical portfolio
  3. a 7 week period of revision in the lead up to the final examination.​

Learning materials and support

​We will provide you with all the course materials you will need, namely:

  • 8 week online course
  • the textbook: ‘Basic Guide to Oral Health Education’ by Ann Felton  and Alison Chapman
  • revision notes, quizzes and mock examinations
  • links to resources to support your oral health education sessions
  • 7 week revision course to help you prepare for the final exam
Even though the course is online, you won’t be studying alone. Our dedicated teaching staff will email you every week with advice and are available to answer your questions from the day you enrol until the day of your exam.


Practical work and examination

To gain the BDA qualification in OHE, students will need to complete a practical portfolio and take a f​inal online exam.


Course fees

  • £595 per student

Please note that there is an exam fee of £124 to be paid once the student is ready to take the final exam.


Contact us

For further information about the course or qua​lification, please email​ or call 0207 563 4551.


Register now to secure your place on this popular course​