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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.

170+ Course Providers

who are all accredited professionals, offer a wide range of courses across the UK. Some have been with us for over 10 years.

5,213 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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We have course providers across the UK and Ireland who are accredited professionals. Find one near you.

Latest News

Read about the latest developments and insight for Dental Nurses and industry professionals. If you would like to write an article for NEBDN please email

25 days ago / 4 min read

Kate Kerslake’s interview with the BDJ

Q. Congratulations on your appointment to CEO of NEBDN. What was it like to start the job in the week of the Board’s 75th birthday? It was really exciting to…