GDC Registration New Guidelines For Dentists And Dental Nurses


GDC Executive Director of Strategy has announced some major changes for Dentists and Dental nurses that are applicable after 8 March 2023. As per these changes

1. The overseas Dentists can apply for the GDC registration only for the Dentist professionand vice versa for Dental nurses. This is unlikely to previous norm, where a Dentist was also eligible for hygienist/therapist’s registration.

2. Those who were unable to sit for ORE part 2 due the pandemic can now sit for the exam. Those who were infected (due in part to covid) will be given longer time to sit for the exam.  The candidates are requested to contact the council immediately for their exam information.

The statement extended as:

1. There will be more flexible guidelines to allow professional (those who have been certified in another country and are able to meet our high standards of reliable and safe treatment) to modernize and update the system.

2. It will come with new regulations regarding the ORE because the current system is not sufficient and inefficient to handle the more applicants

Qualifications for dentists' registration (section 16):


Anyone with an international dental diploma that is related to European diplomas or specific to their nation is to be satisfied by the council that the person is knowledgeable and have desired ability. The person must perform an assessment for it.

Education, Registration and Registration Appeal


The requirement to state good health, good character must be approved by the licensing authority within the country. It should be completed by a medical professional also, who has performed an assessment of the health status of the person who is applying in the last 12 months.

The 5 year time limit for ORE Part 2 is extended for Dentists and Dental Nurses those who were unable to sit for the exam due the pandemic. They are requested to contact the council for their exam. Also, you can contact for further help.

Also Read: GDC Registration New Guidelines for Dental Therapists and Hygienists 2023

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