Marie, who works at Kings College Hospital in London, takes over the role from John Darby, associate dean of the Dental Department at Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex.
Lindsay Mitchell, who has many years’ experience in educational research and development, has been appointed deputy chair.
NEBDN chief executive, Phil Hughes, said: ‘I am delighted to be welcoming Marie and Lindsay as the new chair and deputy chair.
‘Not only does this mean the board retains expertise and continuity of knowledge at its helm, it ensures we are exceptionally well placed to pursue our active programme of modernisation, innovation and development so that we remain at the forefront of dental nurse education and training in the United Kingdom.’
Marie qualified as a dental nurse in 1994 and has worked in various areas of dentistry.
She has been a dental nurse trainer since 2000 and has examined for NEBDN since 2001.
Marie gained her masters degree in education in 2009 and has developed and delivered a variety of courses and qualifications for the dental team.
Marie is delighted to be taking over as chair and, although conscious of the task ahead, she is looking forward to working with colleagues within NEBDN.