National Examining Board for Dental Nurses

National Examining Board for Dental Nurses

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  • Education

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National - England


The National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) is 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, we’ve been examining and awarding dental nursing qualifications for over 75 years, and ensure that students’ knowledge, understanding and practical skills are assessed by highly experienced practitioners.

We utilise a network of subject experts and examiners who work in dental care, ensuring that our examinations are up-to-date and designed to meet the needs of organisations and the patients for whom they care.

The General Dental Council  recognises NEBDN’s National Diploma in Dental Nursing as meeting their Standards for Education, meaning that students who achieve it can apply to be registered and work as a Dental Nurse. By upholding these standards, we contribute to maintaining and enhancing patient safety and care.


We deliver high quality qualifications that facilitate career development and support Dental nurses to promote the profession. 

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