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    overseas qualified Dental Professional

    Looking to Register as a 
    Orthodontic therapist
    Dental Hygienist
    Dental Therapist
    Dental Technician
    Dental Clinical Technician
    Dental Nurse
    We are here to help you
Are you waiting to pass your ORE/LDS exams but looking for work in the mean time in a clinical environment?
Are you an overseas qualified Dentist looking for work in the UK but don’t have your GDC registration?
Are you looking to get back into Dentistry?
At James and J consultancy we want to support those who have qualified as a Dentist outside of the UK but aren’t able to practise until they gain their GDC registration.

We speak to many clinicians who are working outside of dentistry as there are no opportunities for them until they have passed the required exams.

We want to support you to get back into a clinical environment and work within Dentistry until you are ready to register for the GDC as a Dentist – to help during this time, we can help you to get registered as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist in the UK.

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    Our Services

    As consultants

    We provide you high quality services with 100 % success rate :

    We have many Overseas Qualified Dentists currently working in practices as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist whilst they wait to sit their ORE/LDC exams, but this role is a certain platform to support you on your journey until you find a role as a Dentist (NHS or private).

    As a Dental Hygienist or therapist you will be equipped with further understanding surrounding NHS regulations, complaint handling, and further exposure to different materials, dental software and working towards CPD early on. This places you in a much better position later down the line after passing the ORE exams, than other candidates who had no UK dental experience. Most importantly it gives you the confidence to deal with patients.

    We offer all the support and opportunity you need to get your career off to a flying start.

    FREE Pre-assessment of your documents and eligibility check
    You will be allocated to a Professional Qualified Assessor with experience.
    Support and Guidance for you on filling out the application forms.
    A professional QUALIFIED ASSESSOR will assess your syllabus and match learning outcomes required for your application
    Support and guidance on getting your professional work references
    Advice on shortfalls and training needs
    We will prepare your application pack and once agreed submit it to GDC.
    Support and guidance until you get your registration.
    We will REFUND your fees, if your application is unsuccessful*
    At James and J consultancy we will assist and support your application to register with GDC. We check and analyse all your application documents and the decision is taken by GDC. We are an independant organisation and not related to GDC.
    * Terms & conditions apply

    Registration as a dental care professional for individuals with a formal qualification from overseas

    1) You have never been registered with the GDC before, and
    2) You hold a dental care professional qualification from overseas.

    FAQ

    How do I apply for registration?

    As a dental care professional (DCP) holding a DCP qualification from overseas, you can apply for assessment. If your assessment is successful you will be eligible for registration. You will need to complete an assessment application form and ensure you have all the additional documents we need.

    Requesting an assessment application form

    You can request an assessment application form online via eGDC by selecting ‘Apply to register’. Please note, you will be asked to complete the route to registration questionnaire. Once you have submitted this, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your proforma. Please allow 10 working days for us to assess your details. The proforma is not an application form.

    The information submitted will be reviewed and you will be notified by email of the appropriate application form and guidance you need to submit to apply to register with the GDC. The application pack contains further details about the information you are expected to provide with your application.


    [22:10, 30/06/2021] Joice James Lyca: The GDC has a maximum of four months from receipt of a complete application to inform you of its decision. A complete application means an application that is ready to be assessed without any missing documentation. This includes Health and Character certificates, and a certificate of current professional status, plus an IELTS certificate (if applicable).

    You must provide all required documentation as specified in the guidance notes. If your application does not meet our requirements or is incomplete we may reject your application. Alternatively, we may write to you informing you of the missing documentation/information you must provide to us.
    [22:11, 30/06/2021] Joice James Lyca: Your application will be referred to our independent panel of dentally qualified assessors, the Registration Assessment Panel. The Registration Assessment Panel meets on a six - eight week basis and all applications are sent to the assessors three weeks in advance of a meeting.

    Once the applications are sent to the assessors, the GDC will not be able to include any more applications for assessment until the next panel meeting. The role of the panel is to provide advice and recommendations regarding each applicants knowledge and skills to the Registrar – the panel is not a decision making body. Following the panel meeting the GDC executive will review the recommendations of the panel and make a decision whether or not to grant registration.

    Following this you will be informed of our decision in writing normally within four - six weeks after the panel meeting.

    Can I practise as a dental care professional during the assessment process? 

    No, it is illegal to practise dentistry in the UK without being registered with the GDC, unless under certain circumstances you are a doctor who is registered with the General Medical Council.

    For further information please refer to Section 37 of the Dentists Act. Please note that the GDC cannot provide individuals with legal advice.

    Can I work under temporary registration during the assessment process?

    Temporary registration is only available for overseas qualified dentists.

    Do I have to pay to have my application assessed?

    There is a registration application fee for your first registration on the UK’s registers of dental professionals.

    This fees cover the costs relating to applications and is made up of two parts;
    a flat rate to cover processing costs, and a variable rate to cover the costs of assessing the type of application.

    Registration application fees
    Our registration application fees are for first registration (on the UK’s registers of dental professionals). These fees cover the costs relating to applications and are  made up of two parts;

    a flat rate to cover processing costs, and a variable rate to cover the costs of assessing the type of application.
    Registration (requiring individual assessment) as a DCP with an overseas qualification :

    Overseas qualification:

    You hold a primary qualification in a profession complementary to dentistry, obtained outside the UK.

    Processing fee : £22.95   
    Assessment fee :    £506.25   
    Total fee :    £529.20    

    Registration (requiring individual assessment) of additional DCP title(s) with an overseas qualification  Overseas qualification:

    You are on the DCP register (or you are in the process of applying for registration under another title - see FAQ below) and you are seeking to add a further DCP title based on a qualification obtained outside the UK. 

    Processing fee :  £22.95 
    Assessment fee   : £453.40   
    Total fee    : £476.35.

    If you are applying for two titles at the same time, you only pay Processing fee once.

    Use of Qualifications and Professional Titles :

    Please ensure any qualifications and professional titles you use are not misleading to patients in relation to your application status or GDC registration held. Please familiarise yourself with the GDC’s Guidance on Advertising.

    Do I have to pay to have my application assessed? 

    There is a registration application fee for your first registration on the UK’s registers of dental professionals.

    This fees cover the costs relating to applications and is made up of two parts; a flat rate to cover processing costs, and a variable rate to cover the costs of assessing the type of application.

    Registration application fees

    Our registration application fees are for first registration (on the UK’s registers of dental professionals).

    These fees cover the costs relating to applications and are  made up of two parts; a flat rate to cover processing costs, and a variable rate to cover the costs of assessing the type of application.

    Registration (requiring individual assessment) as a DCP with an overseas qualification :

    Overseas qualification:

    You hold a primary qualification in a profession complementary to dentistry, obtained outside the UK.

    Processing fee : £22.95   
    Assessment fee :    £506.25   
    Total fee :    £529.20    

    Registration (requiring individual assessment) of additional DCP title(s) with an overseas qualification  Overseas qualification:

    You are on the DCP register (or you are in the process of applying for registration under another title - see FAQ below) and you are seeking to add a further DCP title based on a qualification obtained outside the UK. 

    Processing fee   : £22.95
    Assessment fee   :  £453.40  
    Total fee    : £476.35.

    If you are applying for two titles at the same time, you only pay Processing fee once.

    https://www.gdc-uk.org/registration/annual-renewal-and-fees/registration-application-fee

    https://www.gdc-uk.org/registration/join-the-register/route-to-registration/registration-as-dcp-with-overseas-qualification


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