Apply for registration

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

It is now possible to apply to join the register online. Currently, this is only available for those wishing to join for the first time and includes the following applicant types:

  • a UK qualified DCP or Dentist 

  • an  EU, EEA, or Swiss qualified dentist 

  • an  Overseas Registration Examination (ORE) applicant

  • a first time temporary registrant applicant

If you are applying under one of the above applicant types you can access the online application process via eGDC and selecting 'Apply to register'. The online application process will be available for applicants restoring their registration from 25 September 2017. Online applications are not currently available for DCPs adding an additional title.

Following completion of the online application process you will be issued with a personalised application form to download, print, sign and submit along with your supporting documents.

Please note, you will be asked to complete the route to registration questionnaire via eGDC. If your application type is not available for the online process, you will be redirected to the appropriate GDC webpage for further information which may include a printable application form.

If you are unclear on which registration type to apply for please answer the route to registration questionnaire, which will direct you to the correct application process

Please note all UK qualified dental professionals must complete an application form dated August 2017. We will no longer accept any other previous versions.‚Äč

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London W1G 8DQ


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