Route to GDC
in the UK

Registration demonstrates that you have the skills and knowledge to practise in your profession safely and effectively in the uk.

The GDC is the UK-wide statutory regulator of just over 113,000 members of the dental team and the Dentists Act 1984 provides the legislative framework for our work.

in the UK

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gdc route to registration
gdc route to registration
gdc route to registration

All dentists, dental nurses, dental technicians, dental hygienists, dental therapists and orthodontic therapists must be registered with the GDC,UK.

European Region

Dentists from the European economic region, with a primary qualification specified in the relevant EC Directive are able to register with the General Dental Council.They can practise dentistry in the UK on the basis of that qualification.

Non-European Region

Dentists from outside the European economic region, whose qualifications are not recognised for full registration with the GDC need to take the overseas registration examination (ORE).

The ORE tests the clinical skills and knowledge of dentists from outside the European economic region; whose qualifications are not recognised for full registration with the GDC. The examination is based on the UK dental curriculum and uses modern assessment methods to ensure a robust and consistent examination. Dentists who pass this examination become eligible to apply for full registration to practise in the UK.

GDC Registration
Application & Assessment

A Step-By-Step Guide​

Overseas trained dental professionals can apply to the GDC UK; for direct assessment to be included into the rigeister of either/or Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist. The central idea is for the GDC to be satisfied that your professional education and experience is at par with its requirements for the particular role. Easiest way to understand this process is to break it down into individual steps (with each step feeding into the next) as follows:

Initial Logistics: Obtain the assessment pack from the GDC; you can request a pack directly from the GDC website by clicking on GDC Route to registration weblink and follow the subsequent steps.

Once you have submitted your request in step 1, you will receive your application pack shortly to the email address that you should have provided in Step 1.

This is the most crucial step of the process. In this step, you will be working on all the components of the application pack that you should have received in Step 2.

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