The National Examining Board for Dental Nurses

It primarily aims to enhance the skills of dental nurses for the benefit of the public. It was started as the British Dental Nurses and Assistants Examining Board in 1943, with the great effort made by Mr. P E Grundy, a general dental practitioner of Leyland. In 1964 the title of the organisation has changed to the Examining Board for Dental Surgery Assistants. Again in 1987 the name has changed to National Examining Board for Dental Surgery Assistants. It is in 1995, that the organisation has been renamed as the current ones- the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN). It is registered as an educational charity organisation on 29 November 2005. The head office is in Lancashire.

Qualification from NEBDN

The NEBDN offers courses as Diploma in Dental Nursing and Post registration qualifications and Nursing. Diploma in Dental Nursing

The National Certificate is one of the qualifications approved by the General Dental Council (GDC) for statutory registration which became mandatory for all dental nurses from 31st July 2008. NEBDN replaced this National Certificate with Diploma in Dental Nursing.

A candidate must fulfil the following requirements in order enter the Diploma in Dental Nursing Examination

  • Must be in employment as a trainee dental nurse
  • Must undergo theoretical course of training at an NEBDN accredited centre
  • Must complete a Record of Experience requiring the support of a dentist will be required to validate workplace activities

Contact NEBDN :
110 London Street
Tel: 01253 778417
Fax: 01253 777268