GDC triples exam places for overseas candidates

  • Date: 18 May 2023

THE General Dental Council will triple the number of places (to 600) for the August 2023 sitting of the Overseas Registration Exam (ORE) Part 1 in response to growing demand.

The ORE must be passed by all dentists who qualify outside the UK or the EU and who want to join the GDC register to practise in the UK. The GDC currently has around 1,500 candidates to sit Part 1, and the additional capacity will provide for 1,800 places over three sittings.

Gurvinder Soomal, Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are pleased to have secured these additional places for the part 1 ORE exam and we’ve let candidates know about the increase in availability. We’ve worked with our partners at King’s College London to secure this extra capacity and it’s positive that more candidates can now secure their place on Part 1 of the ORE.”

Booking will open to candidates on 15 June and remain open until all places are filled. The GDC anticipates a high level of demand for places and is encouraging candidates to secure a place as soon as possible if they are in a position to sit the exam.

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