To prepare for the GDC registration application, overseas dental care professionals should familiarise themselves with the requirements for registration and ensure that they meet all of the necessary criteria.
The main requirements for GDC registration are:
- Hold an approved dental qualification: Overseas dental care professionals must hold a dental qualification that is recognized by the GDC. This includes qualifications awarded by dental institutions outside of the UK that are recognised by the GDC.
- Demonstrate good health and character: Overseas dental care professionals must provide evidence of good health and character in order to register with the GDC. This may include a medical report and a police clearance certificate.
- Pass the Overseas Registration Exam (ORE): Overseas dental care professionals must pass the Overseas Registration Exam (ORE), which is a written and clinical exam that tests knowledge of the principles and practice of dentistry in the UK. The ORE is offered by the GDC and is only open to dentists who hold dental qualification that is recognized by the GDC.
- Meet the English language requirements: Overseas dental care professionals must demonstrate that they have the necessary level of English language skills to practice dentistry in the UK. This can be done by passing an approved English language test or by providing evidence that their dental qualification was taught in English.
To prepare for the GDC registration application, overseas dental care professionals should ensure that they have all of the necessary documents and evidence to demonstrate that they meet these requirements. They should also familiarise themselves with the GDC’s registration process and the information that they will need to provide as part of their application.
If you have any questions about the GDC registration process, you can contact the GDC directly for assistance. They have a team of advisors who are available to help with any queries or issues that you may have.