Recognised overseas qualifications

​Recognised overseas qualifications

The General Dental Council recognises overseas qualifications obtained from certain universities before certain dates. To see if your qualification is recognised for registration, please check the list below. If your qualification is not listed you will need to pass the overseas registration exam before you can register.

Australia

University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Qualification must have been granted before 1 January 2001
 
University of  Melbourne
Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc)
Qualification must have been granted before 1 January 2001
 
University of  Queensland
Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc)
Qualification must have been granted before 1 January 2001
 
University of  Sydney
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Qualification must have been granted before 1 January 2001
 
University of  Western Australia 
Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc)
Qualification must have been granted before 1 January 2001

Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong 
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Qualification must have been granted before 1 January 2001

Malaysia

University of Malaya
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Qualification must have been granted between 1 January 1997 and 31
December 2000

New Zealand

University of Otago 
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Qualification must have been granted before 1 January 2001

Singapore

University of Singapore
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
ualification must have been granted before 1 January 2001

South Africa

Medical University of South Africa (MEDUNSA)
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BChD)
Qualification must have been granted between 1 January 1997 and 31 December 2000
 
University of Pretoria
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BChD)
Qualification must have been granted before 1 January 2001
University of Stellenbosch
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BChD)
Qualification must have been granted before 1 January 2001
 
University of Western Cape
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BChD)
Qualification must have been granted before 31 December 1997
 
University of Witwatersrand
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS)
Qualification must have been granted before 1 January 2001