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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.

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Volunteering opportunities with Dentaid

Dentaid is a dental charity that works tirelessly to improve access to safe, sustainable dental care in the UK and overseas. Dental nurses play a vital role in all of…