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Overseas Registration Course for LDS & ORE

Manikin Group 1

LDS/ORE courses

The Faculty of Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons deliver a suite of courses designed to help you at every stage of your preparation for the LDS/ORE registration examinations.

Listed below are the range of courses on offer but are by no means fully exhausted.

Upon feedback and discussion we are more than happy to offer additional courses and dates that may not be listed below. Simply contact us at to discuss your options.

LDS/ORE part 1 course [6-days]

This intensive 6-day course is designed to prepare trainees for the theoretical knowledge required for part 1 of the LDS/ORE examinations and also includes a series of sample MCQs and EMQs relevant for this examination. This course will be delivered by experienced lecturers and clinicians in their field who possess a wealth of experience in the field of both undergraduate and postgraduate education and assessment.

20-25 January 2020: LDS/ORE part 1 course

LDS part 2 course [4-days]

This course is designed to prepare candidates for the following components contained within LDS part 2 examination including:

  • Unseen cases (UC)
  • Medical emergencies (ME)
  • Objective structured clinical reasoning exercises (OSCE)
  • Communication skills (CS)

12-15 June 2019: LDS part 2 course 

16-19 October 2019: LDS part 2 course

ORE part 2 course [4-days]

This course is designed to prepare candidates for the following components contained within ORE part 2 examination including:

  • Dental treatment planning (DTP)
  • Medical emergencies (ME)
  • Objective structured clinical reasoning exercises (OSCE)
  • Communication skills (CS)

10-13 July 2019: ORE part 2 course

11-14 September 2019: ORE part 2 course

6-9 November 2019: ORE part 2 course

OSCE Mock [1 day]

This course will be delivered in the style of a mock exam and is appropriate for LDS/ORE/MJDF candidates.

The OSCEs are designed to cover all clinical aspects of the curriculum and will test; communication and clinical skills; judgement and decision making abilities; knowledge and professionalism.

The skills session in the afternoon will concentrate on providing trainees with the opportunity to further practice key skilled OSCEs under supervision.

15 June 2019: OSCE mock

19 October 2019: OSCE mock

13 July 2019: OSCE mock

14 September 2019: OSCE mock

9 November 2019: OSCE mock

7 December 2019: OSCE mock

Manikin course/mock [1-3 days]

This comprehensive practical manikin course is invaluable in aiding preparation for the manikin component contained within the LDS/ORE examination.

The course will utilise the state of the art clinical facilitates; provide candidates with the opportunity to refine their operative skills; advise candidates on the correct seated/posture position required for manikin exercises; and provide advice on health and safety/cross infection protocols.

Booking details

Free information session for LDS / ORE part 2 candidates

This free information session is designed for candidates who have successfully passed LDS/ORE part 1 examination and now wish to learn more about the part 2 examination.

Candidates will be provided with up to date information by the experts on on the examination process, format, criteria checklist, a personalised pathway of study and equipped with a list of tools and resources to aid in the preparation of the part 2 examinations.

Booking details.

Communication skills course

Good communication is key to successful clinical practice. The communications skills course has been designed specifically for dental practitioners preparing to sit upcoming overseas registration examination like the LDS or ORE and is also appropriate for dentists returning to work after a break or dentists who wish to develop and enhance their particular communication skills.

The General Dental Council (GDC) has emphasised the importance of effective communication with colleagues, patients, and the public - citing miscommunication as the most common area of complaint against dental professionals.

This course will cover practical techniques for clear, confident communication and covers skills in line with ‘Principle 2: Communicate effectively with patients’ of the GDC’s standards and guidance.

Register your interest.

Focussed skills / revision course

Candidate feedback has prompted the FDS to host a series of small group workshops designed to target problem areas which will be delivered in a small workshop format.

This can include all aspects of the exam including communication skills, manikin, OSCEs, DTP, UC, ME or examination tips.

Should you be interested in participating or wish for us to arrange something that is not listed above please contact us at and we will be happy to discuss the best route of study for you.

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