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Join the register

Here you can find out if you are able to apply for registration with the GDC, if your qualifications may need to be individually assessed, or if you will need to pass the overseas registration exam before you can register.

How to join the register
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Route to registration

This tool will identify the correct application for you and give you guidance on the steps you need to take.

Start your route to registration

Information for new registrants

Information for you when starting your career in dentistry.

More information for new registrants

Temporary registration

Temporary registration allows dentists who are not eligible for full registration to practise dentistry in the UK if they have had the offer of a supervised post for training, teaching, or research purposes only, for a limited period.

More about temporary registration

Historic qualifications

There are some dentist and dental care professional (DCP) qualifications that may not be offered by a school or institution anymore but with which an individual may be registered.

More about historic qualifications