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CBMDA Academy
Continuing Professional Development 
Dental Institute
Delivered by CBMDA the Academy with its University Hospital Partners from UK/EU/China

China-Japan Friendship Hospital

CBMDA the Association has established partnerships with universities and its medical/dental schools across the UK. Our referral scheme will help you apply for your desired postgraduate programmes, Ph.D research positions, international exchange programmes at the top 10 UK medical and dental schools. 

CBMDA also assists its foreign candidates to prepare, participate and successfully pass PLAB exam held by General Medical Council UK and ORE exam held by General Dental Council UK, which are the ultimate tests to enable foreign qualified doctors and dentists to practise in the UK as well as in all 28 EU countries. 

Our referral scheme also assists Chinese or foreign high school candidates apply for UK Medical MBBS and Dental BDS programmes. After graduation, you will be automatically registered with General Medical Council (GMC) and General Dental Council (GDC) and will automatically be granted the licenses to practise medicine or dentistry in the UK or any of the 28 EU countries. 

ORE Exam Preparatory Course

The Overseas Registration Exam (ORE)


The ORE is an exam that overseas qualified dentists have to pass in order to register with the GDC. Registration allows dentists to practice dentistry unsupervised in the UK.


The ORE tests the clinical skills and knowledge of dentists from outside the European Economic Area whose qualifications are not eligible for full registration with the GDC here in the UK.  Candidates are expected to meet or exceed the standard of a ‘just passed’ UK BDS graduate. 


The exam is based on the UK dental curriculum and uses modern assessment methods to ensure a robust and consistent exam. The exam has two parts: Part 1 is a written exam; Part 2 is a clinical exam.


Candidates are allowed up to four attempts at each Part of the ORE. The ORE candidates will have to pass Part 2 within 5 years of first sitting Part 1.


Most applicants whose primary qualification is from outside the EEA will be required to sit the ORE. Exempt persons are entitled to individual assessment, although this is not a guaranteed route to registration.  

Please visit the Route to Registration page and complete the questionnaire to see if you should take the ORE.

The Overseas Registration Exam (ORE)

License to Practise Dentistry in the UK

1-2 years part time training programme



ORE Part 1


ORE Part 1 is designed to test candidates’ application of knowledge to clinical practice.  


It consists of two computer-based exam papers: 


  • Paper A covers clinically applied dental science and clinically applied human disease 

  • Paper B covers aspects of clinical dentistry, including law and ethics and health and safety


Each paper lasts 3 hours and is made up of Multiple Short Answer questions (Extended Matching Questions and Single Best Answer Questions).

You must pass both papers in order to progress to Part 2. 

You will be allowed four attempts for Part 1.


ORE Part 2

There are four components to Part 2 of the ORE: 


An operative test on a dental manikin (DM)

Candidates are required to perform three procedures over a period of three hours. These procedures primarily involve the preparation and restoration of teeth, but may also include other procedures where appropriate simulation can allow assessment of operative skills. 

DM guidance is available on the exam centre's website here:


An objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)

This is where candidates visit a series of ‘stations’ which test their clinical skills. These may include history-taking and assessment, communication skills (such as an explanation of problems and treatment plans), judgement and decision making, ethics and attitudes, and clinical examination. The series of stations may cover aspects of the following:  behavioural sciences, human disease, law, ethics and professionalism, clinical dentistry, restorative dentistry, paediatric dentistry, orthodontics, preventive dentistry, dental public health, comprehensive oral care, oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral microbiology, dental radiology and imaging.  

There will be a maximum of 20 stations and the OSCE lasts 2 hours in total.  OSCE guidance is available on the exam centre's website here:

A diagnostic and treatment planning exercise (DTP)

This involves an actor who will provide an appropriate history (but will not be examined), together with relevant additional information such as photographs, radiographs, study models or results of other special tests. The exercise may involve any of the above aspects of clinical dentistry. 

DTP guidance is available on the exam centre's website here:

A practical examination in medical emergencies (ME)

This assessment consists of two parts:

  • a structured scenario-based oral 

  • demonstration of single handed basic life support. This will include cardiopulmonary resuscitation using a resuscitation manikin

ME guidance is available on the exam centre's website here:


You will be allowed four attempts for Part 2.

Admission status:
UK, China or undefined Distance Learning
Monthly Admission
Find out more:
China Britain Medical and Dental Academy
Tel: +44 (0) 7718 6323 87




ORE Part 1


CBMDA has a 10 day ORE & LDS part 1 course available. It is an intensive course that comprises of full comprehensive ORE lectures covering the entire ORE /LDS part 1 exam syllabus.


We have thoroughly researched what is required for this exam and our course materials cover everything you need to pass this exam. It will help you save time by avoiding reading unnecessary topics and it gives you invaluable experience in answering questions from previous ORE themes.


This course is ideal for people who have just started studying for their ORE part 1 exam, as well as those who are about to take their exam. During the course we will solve questions on previous ORE and LDS exam themes. There are over 2,000 questions to be covered during the course.



First half: Biomedical Sciences and Oral Biology




  • Physiology Lecture




  • Physiology Questions

  • Pharmacology

  • Biochemistry

  • Solving SBA & EMQ questions for each subjects.




  • Anatomy

  • General Medicine

  • Solving SBA & EMQ questions for each subjects.

Course Schedule


Second half: Clinical Dentistry




  • Preventive Dentistry

  • Restorative dentistry

  • Solving SBA & EMQ questions for each subjects.




  • Orthodontics

  • paediatric Dentistry

  • Solving SBA & EMQ questions for each subjects.




  • Oral Surgery

  • Oral Histology

  • Anaesthesia

  • Solving SBA & EMQ questions for each subjects.




  • Dental Public Health (Statistics)

  • Law, Ethics and Professionalism

  • Infection Control

  • Oral Medicine

  • Oral pathology

  • Solving SBA & EMQ questions for each subjects.




  • Prosthodontics

  • Embryology

  • Syndromes

  • SBA & EMQ questions for each subjects.




  • Dental Materials

  • Endodontics

  • SBA & EMQ questions for each subjects.




  • Periodontics

  • Dental radiology and Imaging

  • SBA & EMQ questions for each subjects.

ORE Part 2


CBMDA Dental branch introduces ORE Part 2 hands on courses to our candidates and we have individual approach to every student. 

CBMDA provides dental training courses for Overseas Registration Exam (ORE) and Licence in Dental Surgery (LDS) Registration Exams.

We conduct 5 days training courses for the part 2 of ORE and LDS exams. The course includes OSCEs, Medical Emergencies (ME) and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (DTP). Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and if the course is full it will be closed.


Session 1: Dental Manikin (DM)


CBMDA ORE Part 2 DM Courses will cover all the skills you need for ORE Part 2 exam. This is a 5-day manikin course. This course allows you to bring your preperations for the next manikin class and show your work to the tutor.


At CBMDA we also have supervised manikin practice day. On this day you will be allowed to practice any exercise you would like to and the tutor will be there to guide. You can as well bring your preperations from home on Supervised Practice day.

Candidates who will attend this course will receive one free manikin mock test. 


Course schedule:


Day 1: Amalgam exercises Class I, Class I occluso-palatal, Class II upper posterior tooth preparations and restorations)

Day 2: Composite Class III , IV, V and Cusp build up)

Day 3: FGC, PFM – posterior, Recording an Impression, Temporary Crown Fabrication, lab card)

Day 4: PFM- anterior, labial veneer preparation, Rest seat preparation)

Day 5: Root Canal Treatment (Root canal instrumentation and obturation of a single rooted central incisor)

Session 2: Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)


This session will cover all the skilled OSCEs which can be encountered in the ORE part 2 exam. It is a hands on course which will give you an opportunity to practice all OSCE stations. We have all the required equipments to meet all your needs. The available equipment include surveyors, X-ray arrangement, BPE cast, IOTN casts, X-ray viewers etc. . After one day skilled OSCE course, you are also allowed to come and practice any day you want. We also provide a free supervised practice day to help you master the skills. Please see the details below. 

  • 1. Surveyor

  • 2. X-Ray arrangement

  • 3. IOTN

  • 4. RPD designing

  • 5. BPE

  • 6. Dental charting

  • 7. Intramuscular injection

  • 8. Rubber dam exercise

  • 9. Splinting

  • 10. Cephalometric tracing

  • 11. Suturing

  • 12. Surgical Instruments Identification

  • 13. Basic life support

  • 14. X-ray Holder mounting

  • 15. Waste disposal

  • 16. Hand Washing

  • 17. Oral hygiene Instructions

  • 18. Denture hygiene Instruction

Full ORE Part 2 OSCE Mock Test


The mock test will consist of 16 OSCE stations. The combination of the OSCEs are designed exactly as the exam. The mock test will consist of 6-7 actors OSCEs, 2-3 skilled OSCEs and 6-8 written OSCEs. There will be professional actors to simulate all actors OSCEs.

After the mock exam there will be general and Individual feedbacks. 

The mock test is usually in 3 batches. The 9 am, 11 am and 2 pm batch. General feedback will be at 3:15 pm and the individual feedback will follow immediately.  The general feedback will be in a form of presentation consisting of all the scenarios which were in a mock test. Individual feedback is focused on your personal mistakes,  body language and communication skills.


Session 3: Diagnostic and Treatment Planning (DTP)


CBMDA's ORE Part 2 session 3which will cover all the topics required for ORE exam Diagnostic and. Candidates will get enough practice during this session. The session also comes with one DTP and ME mock test which is conducted on a separate day.


By the end of this session you will understand the principles of DTP, practice 6 full DTP cases just like in the real exam and clear all your doubts. 


Course Content:


  • General approach for DTP

  • Component of DTP cases

  • DTP topics

  • History taking

  • Writing notes

  • Filling in the colour format

  • Presentation to the patient

  • DTP cases with feedback

  • Q&A.


Session 4: Medical Emergencies (ME)


During this last session, candidates will learn all the necessary knowledge and skills needed to deal with an emergency in a dental setting. This session is particuloary aimed at helping the ORE candidates to pass their exam. During this session you will encounter all types of questions and equipments which are expected in the exam. A mock test will be conducted at the end of the day.

Session contents:

  • 1. Anaphylaxis

  • 2. Asthma

  • 3. Syncope

  • 4. Basic life support

  • 5. Automated External Defibrillator

  • 6. Choking child

  • 7. Adrenal insufficiency

  • 8. Hypoglycaemia

  • 9. Epilepsy

  • 10. Chest pain (angina or myocardial infarction)

  • 11. Patient risk assessment

  • 12. Needle sticky injury

Core modules

  • ​ORE Part 1

  • ​ORE Part 2

  • GDC Registration Guide

Completion - CBMDA Post ORE Programme


In CBMDA post exam programme we will help you until you start your job in NHS. 

  • 1. Find clinical attachments

  • 2. Prepare you for interview

  • 3. Assist you with job application form

  • 4. Get you registered with a local agency.

  • 5. Recommend you to training jobs 

  • 7. Immigration advice

  • 8. To help you become our assistant lecturer at CBMDA

Entry requirements


Before applying, you need to make sure you meet our clinical experience and English language requirement. You will need to send evidence of the following:


Clinical experience requirement


You must have at least 1600 hours of clinical experience where you have personally treated patients in the dental chair. The number of hours of this clinical experience will either be hours spent undertaking appropriate investigations and administering dental treatment:

  • during your dental degree; 

  • during post-qualification experience; or 

  • a combination of the two.

It could also be undertaken during temporary registration.

This cannot include time observing other dentists or assisting other dentists/dental students in undertaking diagnosis/treatment planning or provision of treatment. 


English language requirement


For the purpose of the ORE, candidates are required to submit evidence of English language. The types of evidence we are likely to accept are:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) certificate at the appropriate level;

  • A recent primary dental qualification that has been taught and examined in English;

  • A recent pass in a language test for registration with a regulatory authority in a country where the first and native language is English; or

  • Recent experience of practising in a country where the first and native language is English.

Learning and teaching


  • Learning from experienced ORE teacher and ORE examiner.

  • Always remain ahead of the GDC and ensure exam success

  • Help every step of the way from IELTS advice to GDC registration and licence to practice

  • Learn about the roles and responsibilities of dentists in various specialities and grades

  • Guidance in CV writing

  • Online job applications and the interview process

  • Work post referral scheme



Tuition fees: POA/success 




There are a number of sources of funding available for CBMDA students.

These include a significant package of competitive CBMDA bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

CBMDA bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for CBMDA students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

ORE Overview
ORE Structure
ORE Entry requirement
ORE Learning and teaching
ORE Fees and funding


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