Gulf EXAMS FOR

Specialist Dentists

Here’s the list of exams for the corresponding Gulf countries. 

Which country to choose?

Often specialist dentists are confused which country would offer the best career pathway. Honestly there is no one stop answer. Look into there pros and cons and choose what country suits you the best.

The Good News Is, You Have Information.

DHA - UAE

The license required to work in Dubai only. Most famous option.

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  • Eligibility :  3 years experience after Post Graduation
  • Exam & Dataflow :  Exam can be taken before dataflow

  • Processing Stages: Credentials Application, Dataflow Verification, Exam Booking

  • Processing Time Period : Credentials – 1 week, Dataflow – 2 months, Exam booking- Before / After Dataflow completion

  • Exam Type : Theory exam only

  • Exam Method : Computer Based Test to be taken at Prometric Exam Centres.

  • Exam Pattern : 150 Multiple Choice Questions

  • Exam Time : 2 Hours 45 Minutes

  • Total Exam Attempts :  3 times

  • Percentage to Pass : 60% 

  • Results : In 5 working days
  • Proof of results : Eligibility letter

  • Validity of Exam Results : 5 years

  • Validity of Eligibility Letter : 1 year

  • Use of Eligibility Letter : To apply for jobs

  • If you don’t find job in 1 year : Renew Eligibility Letter

  • After getting job : Conversion of Eligibility letter into DHA License

  • Time for conversion : 1 month approx

  • Start your career. Enjoy the Gulf life!

MOH - UAE

The license required to work in rest of the Emirates/states Sharjah, Fujairah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaima, Umm Al Quwain only. Mostly the 3rd option to work in the UAE.

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  • Eligibility :  3 years experience after Post Graduation
  • Processing Stages: Credentials Application, Dataflow Verification, Exam Booking

  • Processing Time Period : Credentials – 1 week, Dataflow – 2 months, Exam booking- Once Dataflow is complete

  • Exam Type : Theory exam only

  • Exam Method : Computer Based Test to be taken at Prometric Exam Centres.

  • Exam Pattern : 150 Multiple Choice Questions

  • Exam Time : 3 Hours

  • Total Exam Attempts :  3 times

  • Percentage to Pass : 70% 

  • Results : In 5 working days
  • Proof of results : Eligibility letter

  • Validity of Exam Results : 5 years

  • Validity of Eligibility Letter : 5 year

  • Use of Eligibility Letter : To apply for jobs

  • If you don’t find job in 5 year : Re apply for MOH dataflow and exam again.

  • After getting job : Conversion of Eligibility letter into MOH License

  • Time for conversion : 1 month approx

  • Start your career. Enjoy the Gulf life!

SDLE -SAUDI ARABIA

You can work anywhere in Saudi Arabia with SDLE License. Saudisation is rising, thus threatening the future of foreign dentists.

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  • Eligibility :  2 years experience after Post Graduation
  • Processing Stages: Credentials Application, Dataflow Verification, Exam Booking

  • Processing Time Period : Credentials – 1 week, Dataflow – 2 months, Exam booking- Once Dataflow is complete

  • Exam Type : Theory exam only

  • Exam Method : Computer Based Test to be taken in Saudi Arabia only.

  • Exam Pattern : 3 parts of 100 Multiple Choice Questions

  • Exam Time : 6 Hours with 45 mins break (same day)

  • Total Exam Attempts :  3 times

  • Percentage to Pass : 60% 

  • Results : In 5 working days
  • Proof of results : Classification Certificate

  • Validity of Exam Results : 2 years

  • Validity of Classification Certificate : 2 years

  • Use of Classification Certificate : To apply for jobs

  • If you don’t find job in 2 years : Re apply all over again

  • After getting job : Application for SDLE License

  • Time for processing: 1 month approx

  • Start your career. Enjoy the Gulf life!

OMSB -OMAN

You could work anywhere in Oman with the OMSB License. But Omanisation is silently killing the scope of foreign dentists in Oman.

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  • Eligibility :  3-4 years experience after Post Graduation
  • Exam & Dataflow : Exam can be taken before dataflow processing

  • Regular Processing Stages: Credentials Application, Dataflow Verification, Exam booking

  • Processing Time Period : Credentials – 1 week, Dataflow – 2 months, Exam booking- Anytime

  • Exam Type : Theory and viva exam

  • Theory Exam Method : Computer Based Test to be taken at Prometric Exam Centres.

  • Exam Pattern : 150 Multiple Choice Questions

  • Exam Time : 3 Hours

  • Total Exam Attempts :  3 attempts per year

  • Percentage to Pass : 60% 

  • Results : Immediately on screen
  • Viva exam method : Live viva in Oman exam centres only

  • Viva Results : In 5 working days

  • Proof of results : Eligibility letter

  • Validity of Exam Results : 3 years

  • Validity of Eligibility Letter : 3 year

  • Use of Eligibility Letter : To apply for jobs

  • If you don’t find job in 3 year : Re do the OMSB dtafalow and exam

  • After getting job : Conversion of Eligibility letter into OMSB License

  • Time for conversion : 1 month approx

  • Start your career. Enjoy the Gulf life!

HAAD / DoH - UAE

The license required to work in Abu Dhabi & Al Ain only. Second opted option.

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  • Eligibility :  3 years experience after Post Graguation. Strictly counted after availing working license.
  • Processing Stages: Credentials Application, Dataflow Verification, Exam Booking

  • Processing Time Period : Credentials – 1 week, Dataflow – 2 months, Exam booking- Once Dataflow is complete

  • Exam Type : Theory exam only

  • Exam Method : Computer Based Test to be taken at Pearson Vue Exam Centres.

  • Exam Pattern : 150 Multiple Choice Questions

  • Exam Time : 3 Hours

  • Total Exam Attempts :  3 times

  • Percentage to Pass : 70% 

  • Results : In 5 working days
  • Proof of results : Eligibility letter

  • Validity of Exam Results : 5 years

  • Validity of Eligibility Letter : 1 year

  • Use of Eligibility Letter : To apply for jobs

  • If you don’t find job in 1 year : Renew Eligibility Letter

  • After getting job : Conversion of Eligibility letter into DoH License

  • Time for conversion : 1 month approx

  • Start your career. Enjoy the Gulf life!

QCHP - QATAR

You can work anywhere in Qatar with QCHP License. Qatar is a little less saturated that the UAE.

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  • Eligibility :  3-4 years experience after Post Graduation
  • Regular Processing Stages: Credentials Application, Dataflow Verification

  • Processing Time Period : Credentials – 2 days, Dataflow – 2 months

  • Exam Type : No exam

  • Validity of Eligibility Letter : 3 year

  • Use of Eligibility Letter : To apply for jobs

  • If you don’t find job in 3 year : Re do QCHP dtafalow

  • After getting job : Conversion of Eligibility letter into QCHP License

  • Time for conversion : 1 month approx

  • Start your career. Enjoy the Gulf life!

KDLE -KUWAIT

You can work anywhere in Kuwait with the KDLE License. The only hurdle and yet the good thing is you need a job offer before applying for Kuwait processing.

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  • Eligibility :  5 years experience after Post Graduation
  • Processing Stages: Job Offer Letter, Credentials Application, Dataflow Verification, Exam Booking

  • Processing Time Period : Credentials – 1 week, Dataflow – 2 months, Exam booking- Once Dataflow is complete

  • Exam Type : Theory(Long answer and MCQ) & Viva exam

  • Exam Method : Written exam at Kuwait exam centers only

  • Exam Pattern : Three Parts : Part I – 5 Case scenario questions, Part II – 50 Multiple Choice Questions, Part III – Viva voice

  • Exam Time : 2-3 Hours (Part I- 1½ Hr, Part II – 1 Hr, Part III –  10 mins) 

  • Total Exam Attempts :  3 times

  • Percentage to Pass : 60% 

  • Results : In 5 working days
  • Proof of results : Eligibility letter

  • Validity of Exam Results : 5 years

  • Validity of Eligibility Letter : 5 year

  • Next step : Processing of the KDLE License

  • Time for conversion : 1 month approx

  • Start your career. Enjoy the Gulf life!

NHRA-BAHRAIN

You could have worked anywhere in Bahrain with BDLE / NHRA License. But General Dentistry is now completely reserved for the Bahrainis since July 2021 due to Bahrainistion. No scope for foreign dentists.

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SORRY! 

General Dentistry is completely reserved for Bahrain Nationals only since July 2021 onwards due to complete Bahrainisation in the general dentist category.

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