The ORE is an exam that overseas qualified dentists have to pass in order to register with the GDC. Registration allows dentists to practise unsupervised in the UK.
The ORE tests the clinical skills and knowledge of dentists from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) 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.
A candidate is expected to be able to show competence, knowledge and familiarity in the different aspects of dentistry.
Both parts of the exam are mapped to learning outcomes and a candidate could be tested on any dentistry aspects in this document.
The exam uses modern assessment methods to ensure a robust and consistent exam. The exam has two parts:
To practise as a dentist or dental care professional in the UK you are required to be registered with us. It is illegal to practise dentistry until you have registered and been issued with a GDC registration number.
You can apply for registration online via eGDC by selecting "Apply to register"
Please note, you will be asked to complete the route to registration questionnaire.
You must provide a certified photocopy of one of the following as evidence of your identity:
You must provide certified copies of your qualifications
You must provide a character reference (If qualifying as a dentist, this would normally be completed by the head of your dental school).
Please remember that you cannot practise until you have been registered and been issued with a GDC registration number.
If we have all the documents requested it should take up to 10 working days to assess your application.
Once registered you must have professional indemnity in place to practise in the UK.
Fee apply for processing your application for registration. In addition, there is an annual registration fee.
You can find more information about the registration process here.
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Link for payment of GBP100.