Sunday, August 02, 2015
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The Overseas Registration Exam (ORE)

What is the ORE?

The ORE is an exam that overseas qualified dentists have to pass in order to register with the GDC. Registration allows dentists to practice dentistry unsupervised in the UK.

The ORE tests the clinical skills and knowledge of dentists from outside the European Economic Area 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.

The exam is based on the UK dental curriculum and uses modern assessment methods to ensure a robust and consistent exam. The exam has two parts:

Part 1 is a written exam;
Part 2 is a clinical exam.



Due to a major fire in the Holborn area, data services in this part of London are severely disrupted and the Royal College of Surgeons currently has no email or internet connection.  On this website, where contact details are given there is usually an email address and a telephone number.  As emails sent to are not deliverable, please telephone instead.  

The College hopes to have email connection restored some time on Monday 13th April. 



The Consortium is contracted by the GDC to run the ORE Part 2.