Refugee dentist stakeholder forum
Are you a refugee dentist?
If you are a refugee dentist, the
BDA can offer advice and guidance on where to turn.
To work as a
dentist in the UK, refugee dentists must pass certain examinations: the
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) and the ORE
(Overseas Registration Exam).
The IELTS is an english language exam
designed to test your language skills. The ORE is the overseas
qualifying exam and tests your clinical knowledge and ability.
successful registration in the UK, dentists are also required to
undertake a period of competency training to familiarise them with the
UK system. For more information on all these requirements, please refer
to the section: Working in the UK.
Organisations such as the Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum
and REACHE Northwest can provide active support while you work towards
these exams. CARA, the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics, may also
be able to provide support.
To discuss your options and how to get started, please contact Ulrike Matthesius.
Free year of membership to the BDA
The BDA offers a year’s free membership to all dentists who have been
given full refugee status in the UK, please get in touch with our membership team.
Are you a Refugee Dentist Stakeholder Organisation?
you are a refugee organisation supporting refugee dentists and would
like to be involved, share knowledge and good practice then please contact us.
Refugee Dentist Stakeholder Forum
BDA and The Refugee Council set up the Refugee Dentist Steering Group
in 2002 to consider the substantial obstacles and difficulties refugee
dentists have to overcome in the UK before they are allowed to start
work. These include passing the IELTS and the ORE. Many also struggle to
find relevant clinical attachments.
The group continues to champion the needs of refugee dentists,
share knowledge and information amongst organisations and scans the
horizon for upcoming issues likely to affect refugee dentists. Member
organisations help and support individuals to undertake the IELTS and
ORE examinations and find clinical placements.
membership consists of the BDA, BMA, Refugee Council, CARA, Department
of Health, NHS Employers and REACHE Northwest.