The overseas registration exam (ORE) and temporary registration.

As a dentist who is not an exempt person and who has qualified overseas with a dental qualification from a university recognised by NARIC UK, you are eligible to take the ORE. If you pass, you will be able to apply for registration. You may also wish to consider temporary registration.

What is the ORE?

The ORE is an exam that overseas qualified dentists have to pass in order to register with the GDC. Registration allows dentists to practise dentistry unsupervised in the UK.

The 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 here in the UK.  Candidates are expected to meet or exceed the standard of a ‘just passed’ UK BDS graduate.

Find out more about the ORE.

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