Registration with GDC is based on certain criteria. If you are included in one of the following applicant types, you can apply to join the register online.
Eligibility can be accessed through eGDC
If you are unclear on which registration type to apply for, you can try the route to registration questionnaire, which will direct you to the correct application process.
If your application type is not available eligible for the online process you will be redirected to the appropriate GDC webpage for further information which may include a printable application form.
After you complete the online application process you will be issued with a personalised application form to submit along with your supporting documents.
Only the following people are eligible to avail for full registration without the assessment of qualifications.
If you do not meet the criteria above for full registration then you may be eligible for an individual assessment for testing your knowledge, skill and dental training.
Overseas qualified dentists have to pass the ORE exam to register with the GDC. ORE tests the clinical skills and knowledge of dentists from outside the European Economic Area whose qualifications are not eligible for full registration with the GDC in the UK.
The exam is based on ‘Preparing for Practice’ (PfP) and consists of two parts
The ORE part 1 exam consists of two computer-based exam papers.
Both the papers consist of MCQs and the duration of each is three hours. The Part 1 exam is held at King's College London and the examination fee is £806. The exam fee is normally non-refundable. Within approx. 20 days of the examination your result will be sent to you via email.
Part 2 of the ORE exam will require you to demonstrate practical clinical skills.
The ORE Part 2 further consists of four components.
You will be able to appear for ORE Part 2 four times. The result will be sent to you via Email within Approx. 20 days from the date of the exam. After passing Part 2 you will be eligible to apply for registration with GDC.
For further details click the link belowhttps://www.gdc-uk.org/registration/overseas-registration-exam/applying-for-ore/
Part 1 of the Licence in Dental Surgery (LDS) is comprised of two papers: single best answer (SBA) questions and extended matching (EMQ) questions.
Both Part 1 papers must be passed at one sitting for candidates to progress to Part 2.
The Part 1 LDS exam is normally held at least once per year in the UK.
The Part 2 exam of the Licence in Dental Surgery (LDS) is held over a minimum of three days and consists of three sections:
Dentists will also need to exhibit the necessary knowledge of English language to be able to treat the patients in the UK. The process varies according to the circumstances. If GDC is satisfied with the applicant's knowledge reflected from the initial application, further evidence may not be required. If the evidence doesn’t meet the requirements then the applicant will be required to take an English language proficiency test.
Examples of the types of evidence GDC will accept are:
You can also register with GDC as and dental therapist without ORE/LDS exams.
For further details click the link below
You can also choose for a variety of Post Graduate Dental degrees and courses which can last anywhere from 1 to 2 years and can work in the UK for 2 years post qualification on a post-study work visa.
As a newly qualified dentist, if you want to work in the NHS you will have to complete one year of foundation training. You will earn a salary of £31,355 during this period. Most dentists combine NHS with private work. This way, you can earn £50,000 to £110,000. Wholly private dentists can earn £140,000+. If you work as a dentist employed by the NHS, mainly in community dental services, you will earn a salary of £38,861 to £83,118. In NHS trust hospitals, you can earn £76,761 to £103,490 depending on the number of years of experience.
After the completion of your Foundation training, you can progress to the role of associate Dentist.
The four main specialisms in the hospital dental service are: oral and maxillofacial surgery
The hospital dentistry will demand you to obtain postgraduate qualifications in order to progress to senior posts. You could progress to a senior dental officer role. With relevant postgraduate qualifications, you can also progress to the post of a senior lecturer or professor.
As a dentist, you can be employed in several ways.
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