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Here you can find out if you are able to apply for registration with the GDC, if your qualifications may need to be individually assessed, or if you will need to pass the overseas registration exam before you can register.

How to join the register
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How to join the register

Registration with the GDC depends upon certain criteria. Here you can find out if you are able to apply for registration, if your qualifications may need to be individually assessed, or if you will need to pass the overseas registration exam before you can register.

Find out how to apply

Information for new registrants

Useful information to help you start your career in dentistry.

More information for new registrants

Temporary registration

Temporary registration allows dentists who are not eligible for full registration to practise dentistry in the UK if they have had the offer of a supervised post for training, teaching, or research purposes only, for a limited period.

More about temporary registration

Brexit - information for dental professionals

The UK has left the European Union. We are now in a transition period until 31 December 2020. During the transition period, it is likely there will be no change to the way that EU/Swiss applicants apply for registration.

More about what Brexit means for you

Historic qualifications

There are some dentist and dental care professional (DCP) qualifications that may not be offered by a school or institution anymore but with which an individual may be registered.

More about historic qualifications

English language controls

Information on the necessary level of English language knowledge we require for dental professionals to treat patients in the UK.

More information on our English language controls