Registering To Practise in the UK
Registration with the GDC should been seen as the first step in progress towards practising in the UK. Every country has different rules, regulations, guidelines and definitions of professional conduct which govern the practice of dentistry.It is the responsibility of ALL dentists who are registered with the GDC to familiarise themselves with these in the UK.
Dentists in the UK must have an up-to-date IRMER and CPR certificates and KSS Deanery does recommend that all dentists starting in practice who qualified from outside the UK contact the deanery for advice and training, before commencing work.
The General Dental Council.
They will be able to advise you about your eligibility to registration in the UK. They have an excellent website with a very simple-to-use guide to registration. Those dentists who are entitled to full registration with the GDC can register immediately and find employment in the UK as a dentist. See the General Dental Council website for more information on how to do this.
Many dentists outside the UK are not eligible for immediate registration with the GDC and have to undertake the Overseas Registration Examination (ORE) (formerly known as the International Qualifying Examination - IQE).
Please also read this information on visa eligibility.
How to apply
Anyone requiring training for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or ORE parts A, B or C should read the relevant information below, and fill in the application form (which can be downloaded below).
Applicants should then send the completed form by e-mail to the Dental Office Manager at email@example.com with the subject line 'ORE REGISTRATION'.
This will enable us to email you with appropriate training opportunities. Registration with the GDC should been seen as the first step in progress towards practising in the UK.Every country has different rules, regulations, guidelines and definitions of professional conduct which govern the practice of dentistry.
It is the responsibility of ALL dentists who are registered with the GDC to familiarise themselves with these in the UK.
For further information about:
•International English Language Training Service
•Overseas Registration Examination (previously known as IQE)
•Introductory training for working in the UK
•VT Assessment of competences application ... or to register for ORE training,
please contact the Dental Office Manager by email on firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Postgraduate Dental Deanery of Kent, Surrey and Sussex7 Bermondsey StreetLondonSE1 2DDTel: 020 7415 3422