PLVE Application process for GDC Dentist


The PLVE (Provisional License to Practice Dentistry in the UK for Overseas Trained Dentists) application process for GDC (General Dental Council) dentists allows dentists trained outside the UK to practice dentistry provisionally in the UK.

Here's a complete Step by Step PLVE application process:

1. Eligibility Check: Before applying for PLVE, ensure you meet the eligibility criteria. This typically includes having a recognized dental qualification from a recognized institution.

2. IELTS/OET Language Proficiency: Take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Occupational English Test (OET) to demonstrate your English language proficiency. You may need to achieve a specific score in each section (listening, reading, writing, and speaking).

3. Documents to keep ready before starting the application form:


4. Document language: All the documents should be either in English or attach a translation bonafied that is offered by a bonafide organisation and it should be signed by an official translator.

5. Application Form: To start filling the application form, visit the GDC website where you will find the complete application process. Link -

#Note: Ensure you provide accurate information and include all required documents.

6. References: References from dental professionals who have supervised or worked with you.

7. PLVE Assessment: Once your application is accepted, you will be invited for a PLVE assessment. This assessment may include a practical examination, clinical skills assessment, and an interview to evaluate your clinical knowledge and skills.

8. Probationary Period: If you pass the PLVE assessment, you will be issued a provisional license. You will typically need to complete a probationary period, during which you work under the supervision of a registered dentist in the UK.

9. Supervision and Reports: Throughout your probationary period, your supervisor will submit regular reports to the GDC, evaluating your progress and clinical competency.

Please note that this is a general outline of the PLVE application process, and specific requirements and procedures may vary. It's crucial to refer to the GDC website or contact them directly for the most current and accurate information regarding the PLVE application process for GDC dentists.

Additionally, consider seeking guidance from professional organizations or mentors who have experience with this process. You may visit for updated expert advice.

How to edit any information submitted in the PLVE Application Form:


To make corrections to your information to The Performers List for England, Once your application has been approved you will be able to log into PCSE Online at any time to review the information that are associated with yourself in the List.

As per the National Health Service (Performers Lists) (England) Regulations of 2013 and its amendments the requirement is to keep your information in the National Performers List up to the date of your application, which includes the following: -

  • Changes to names or contact information
  • Changes to NHS England local office
  • Removing yourself of your name from your National Performers List.
  • If you require modifications to any of your personal information you must make them through PCSE Online using the log in information that was created to complete your application. So keep them in mind for later reference.


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