Provisional registration for overseas-qualified dentists: GDC response

Provisional registration for overseas-qualified dentists: Our response

We have welcomed the government’s consultation on provisional registration for overseas-qualified dentists, as it represents a valuable opportunity for overseas dentists to demonstrate their skills and experience under supervision, while adapting to the UK practice environment.

We believe it’s important that the proposed legislation provides the right framework for the further work needed to develop the rules and system, and have suggested further amendments to the draft legislation to ensure provisional registration can work safety and effectively.

Legislative change is the first step, but only the first. Much more detailed work needs to be done, in close collaboration with organisations across dentistry, to design, develop and implement a system to deliver provisional registration in practice.

Find out more about our response to the proposals

You will find the full consultation response on our website.

The deadline for responses to the consultation has been extended to 19 May.

General Dental Council