Overseas Registration Examination

Dentists whose qualifications are not recognised for the purposes of registration can apply to sit the Overseas Registration Examination (ORE). You can apply for registration when you have passed the ORE. Registration allows dentists to practise dentistry in the UK.

The ORE tests the knowledge and skills of dentists overseas qualified dentists. It is made up of two exams, Part 1 and Part 2.

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ORE Part 1

Part 1 is designed to test your ability to apply your knowledge of clinical practice. It is computer-based but held in person.

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ORE Part 2

Part 2 is designed to text your ability to demonstrate practical clinical skills. It is an in person exam held over several of days.

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ORE results

We publish the results after each sitting of the ORE. We publish only after candidates have been informed of their individual results.

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