Temporary Registration:

This scheme allows dentists (who are not eligible for full registration), to practise dentistry in the UK in supervised posts for training, teaching, or research purposes only for a limited period. Though, temporary registration does not allow dentists to work in general or private practice, or in community dental services but guarantees dental assistant jobs in the UK.

An overseas qualified dentist can apply for temporary registration in specific approved posts if they hold a dental qualification from a university which is recognised by UK ENIC for the purposes of temporary registration and the overseas registration examination (ORE).

Temporary registration is granted for a minimum of 84 days and a maximum of 365 days at a time and may be renewed by means of application, for up to a maximum of 1826 days (5 years).

Overseas Registration Examination – ORE:

Dentists from outside the EEA whose qualifications are not recognised for full registration with the GDC need to take the overseas registration examination (ORE). 
The ORE tests the clinical skills and knowledge of dentists from outside the EEA whose qualifications are not recognised for full registration with the GDC. The examination is based on the UK dental curriculum and uses modern assessment methods to ensure a robust and consistent examination.
Dentists who pass this examination become eligible to apply for full registration to practise in the UK. All applicants need to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language competence before they can sit the ORE and are required to demonstrate their linguistic competence by sitting the IELTS examination.

Before applying for the ORE, you need to make sure you meet the clinical experience and English language requirements. You will need to send evidence of the following:

  1. Clinical experience requirement- You must have at least 1600 hours of clinical experience where you have personally treated patients in the dental chair. The number of hours of this clinical experience will either be hours spent undertaking appropriate investigations and administering dental treatment:
  • during your dental degree.
  • during post-qualification experience; or
  • a combination of the two.

It could also be undertaken during temporary registration.

This cannot include time observing other dentists or assisting other dentists/dental students in undertaking diagnosis/treatment planning or provision of treatment.

  1. English language requirement- IELTS/ recent primary dental qualification that has been taught and examined in English/ recent pass in a language test for registration with a regulatory authority in a country where the first and native language is English/ Recent experience of practising in a country where the first and native language is English.

ORE part 1- designed to test candidates’ application of knowledge to clinical practice. It consists of two computer-based exam papers (3 hours each):

  • Paper A covers clinically applied dental science and clinically applied human disease.
  • Paper B covers aspects of clinical dentistry, including law and ethics and health and safety.

There are a maximum of 200 places available at each examination period. Location and cost- held at King’s College London and costs £806.

ORE part 2- designed for candidates to demonstrate practical clinical skills.

  • For each examination period a maximum of 144 candidates can undertake the Part 2 exam
    (OSCE). The current cost of the examination is £2,929 per candidate.
  • Each candidate will be allowed four attempts for Part 2.

Vocational Training:

Dentists who complete the ORE examination may be required to do up to a year’s foundation training to work for the NHS. Success in the exam is not a guarantee of employment.

To work in general dental practice undertaking NHS work, dentists need to have their names on the NHS Dental Performers list held by NHS England.

If you work on a fully private basis and do not treat NHS patients at all, you do not need to do this training or be included on an NHS list. The selection of jobs on offer is significantly limited, however.


All applicants will require a Tier 2 visa (sponsored by the applicant’s employer).

Biometric Residence Permit:

Issued to foreign nationals, a biometric residence permit (BRP) is a card which holds your biographic details (name, date and place of birth), your ‘biometric information’ (fingerprints and digital facial image) and shows your immigration status and your entitlements while you are in the UK.

Individuals are issued a BRP automatically when they apply for a visa or immigration. A sticker or vignette, valid for 30 days, is issued in passports, allowing enough time to travel to the UK. On arrival, you will have ten days to collect your BRP from a post office branch, as specified in your
decision letter.

As part of recruitment practice in the NHS, verification of identity checks is used to determine that an identity is genuine and that it belongs to the individual presenting it.

BRP cards can be used to verify identity and complete this check.

RSR Global is a UK based dental recruitment Consultancy finding opportunities for genuine and qualified dentists who help people brighten up the world with their smiles.

    Note: Max file size should be 5Mb / File Type : PDF,Doc
    Minimum Graduation is Degree or Diploma compulsory