UK DENTISTRY. OVERSEAS REGISTRATION EXAM (ORE). BOOKING PROCESS NEEDS TO BE REFORMED!

UK DENTISTRY. OVERSEAS REGISTRATION EXAM (ORE). BOOKING PROCESS NEEDS TO BE REFORMED!

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Sarah Mirza started this petition to General Dental Council and

This petition is addressed to the whole world to stand up for the problems overseas dentists in the UK are facing. To get licensed in the UK as a dentist, one must pass the overseas registration exam (ORE). This exam constitutes of 2 parts that must be completed within the duration of 5 years after attempting part 1.

Every overseas dentist in the UK can stand up and support me in saying that the process to book part 2 of the exam is absolutely obscene. The exam is held 3 times every year. The opportunity to book the upcoming exam is available 6 weeks to 2 months before the exam and the time and date are provided to us for the booking to open 2 weeks beforehand. There are over 1000 candidates each time, sitting and waiting by their computer to press that "book" button on the website as it appears. only 144 seats are available for the exam and as can be expected the exam gets fully booked in less than a second.

I am absolutely sure such a system does not exist anywhere in the world. Even in the UK other professions like doctors are given more opportunity to sit their licencing exams. I believe this system is very stressful and may even be against some human rights.

I have personally attempted to book this exam 3 times in a row and have lost over 1 year just trying to progress with my career on the basis of getting this exam. I am being kept away from my family in UK and am unemployed and my license to practice in UK is withheld simply because of a button. My unemployment is affecting my credentials and making me an unfavorable candidate for any organization to hire. I have used a lot of time money and effort every time i have attempted to book and i am sure there are a lot of other overseas dentists out there like me and probably in a much worse position who are having their life kept at hold simply because of a button.

Please I URGE YOU TO STAND WITH ME AND MAKE A CHANGE!

My solution to the problem may be that the general dental council could increase the number of seats available per exam and increase the number of times the exam is held per year to make the system more just and fair to all dentists in the world. Everyone deserves an opportunity to give this exam whenever they want.

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