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Who we are

The National Examining Board for Dental Nurses are a leading provider of qualifications for dental nurses in the UK, delivering awards in both pre-registration and post-registration areas. As a registered charity our mission is to deliver a dental workforce to meet the changing oral health needs of the UK population, and to educate those wanting a career in dentistry.

145+ Course Provider sites

across the UK, combined of accredited professionals offering a wide range of courses. Some have been with us for over 10 years.

5,627 candidates

sat exams last year for Diploma and Post-Registration qualifications

7 Qualifications

GDC recognised across the industry for National Diploma and Post-Registration.

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10 days ago / 6 min read

A spotlight on Louise Belfield

This month’s Crowning Careers spotlight is on Louise Belfield, an NEBDN Trustee, who shares her career journey from dental nurse to lecturer in biomedical sciences. After I left school at…