Dentistry abroad is one of the most sought after options. This is owing to the good scope which foreign nations offer to the Dentists.
Dental Professionals starting afresh in the foreign nations can earn a fairly good amount.
Further, Dentistry is one of the most reputed vocations in the foreign nations.
Foreign Nations offer lucrative pay scale and immense growth prospects to the Dental Professionals.
We have been consistently receiving queries from our readers enquiring about the foreign nations which offer good scope to the Dental Professionals.
With a view to resolve the queries of our readers, we have brought forward this post which will enlist the nations which offer good scope for Dentistry as well as brief details of the licensing examinations of these nations.
Overseas Dentistry Options
Here, we enlist the nations which offer good scope for Dentistry as well as brief details of their licensing examinations:
1. Dentistry in U.S.A.
It is administered by Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE).A student can apply for DDS in U.S.A. after clearing National Board Dental Examinations (NBDE).
This examination is conducted over two phases:
- Part I of NBDE deals with majority of the aspects of the Bio-Medical Sciences
- Part II covers the Clinical Dentistry issues
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2. Dentistry in Canada
For Graduates of International Non-Accredited Dental Programs:
- Applicants will have to successfully complete the Equivalency process offered by NDEB Canada
- Further, applicants will be required to qualify the NDEB Written & Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE)
For Graduates of Accredited Dental Programs in USA, New Zealand, Australia or Ireland
- Applicants will have to successfully qualify the NDEB Written and OSCE examinations for getting license as a General Dentist in Canada
3. Dentistry in Australia
The Australian Dental Council (ADC) is the authority responsible for conducting the licensing examination.
The licensing examination is conducted over the following 3 phases:
- Initial Evaluation of Documents
- Written Examination
- Practical Examination
The Written Examination is conducted twice a year in the months of March & September while the Practical Examination is conducted twice a year in the months of June & November
4. Dentistry in New Zealand
The Dental Council of New Zealand is the authority responsible for conducting the licensing examination.
The qualifying examination is referred to as ‘New Zealand Dentist Registration Examination (NZDREX)’.
In 2015, the Council outsourced its NZDREX assessments to the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB).
NZDREX candidates now have to pass the NDEB equivalency process.
The equivalency process comprises of the following three components:
- an assessment of your fundamental knowledge (AFK)
- an assessment of your clinical judgement (ACJ)
- an assessment of your clinical skills (ACS).
5. Dentistry in U.K.
The licensing examination is organized by the General Dental Council (GDC). The licensing examination is known as the Overseas Registration Examination (ORE).
This examination is conducted over two phases:
- Part I: It comprises a written examination dealing with Clinical Applied Dental Sciences
- Part II: It comprises an Objective Structure Clinical Examination (OSCE)
6. Dentistry in UAE
Licensing in UAE is of 4 types:
Granted by Dubai Government (DHA): This license is granted after the applicant successfully qualifies the exam and entitles the holder to practice Dentistry only in Dubai
Granted by the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD): This entitles the holder to practice in the cities of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain
Qualifying the Abu Dhabi Ministry Exam (MOH): This entitles the holder to practice anywhere in UAE with the exception of Emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Granted by the Harvard International: This license is issued for the Dubai Health Care City and entitles the holder to set up a practice strictly within the DHCC free zone area
7. Dentistry in Hong Kong
Applicants desirous of registering with the Dental Council of Hong Kong will have to qualify the ‘Licensing Examination’.
This exam is conducted over 3 phases:
- Part I: It comprises a Written Examination consisting of 2 MCQ papers
- Part II: It comprises a Practical Test
- Part III: This comprises a Clinical Test
8. Dentistry in Kuwait
The licensing examination in Kuwait is known as the Kuwait Dental Licensing Exam (KDLE).
The exam is conducted over two phases:
- Part I deals with the Bio-Medical Sciences
- Part II deals with the Dental and Clinical Sciences
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9. Dentistry in Malaysia
Foreign Dental Graduate who desires to practice in Malaysia must satisfy the requirements stated in the ‘Guidelines for Application for Temporary Practicing Certificate (TPC) for Dental surgeons’.
- Applicants fulfilling the TPC Guidelines will be issued a TPC for a duration not exceeding 3 months
- After getting registered with the a MDC, applicant can apply for Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) which has to be renewed each year
We are sure that this post will familiarize you with the Nations offering good scope for Dentistry and their respective licensing examinations.
In the upcoming blogs, we will furnish details of individual nations.
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