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Old Dec 11th 2015, 12:16 am
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DCPs qualified overseas

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http://gdc-uk.org/Dentalprofessional...ment%20FAQ.pdf
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Have you checked that the qualification from a private college in Toronto will be recognised in the UK?

Certainly, the other way round would not be.
I have spoken on the phone several times with the gdc and they have told me that they assess each case individually, I may need to sit an exam to get back into the register but they have said they have American and Canadian hygienists on the register working in the UK
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I have spoken on the phone several times with the gdc and they have told me that they assess each case individually, I may need to sit an exam to get back into the register but they have said they have American and Canadian hygienists on the register working in the UK
Private colleges are often more interested in your money than the quality of education you receive, but then so are some public institutions today. Very few applicants, if any, if any, are refused admission and I would hesitate to accept everything they tell you.
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Private colleges are often more interested in your money than the quality of education you receive, but then so are some public institutions today. Very few applicants, if any, if any, are refused admission and I would hesitate to accept everything they tell you.
The General Dental Council is not likely be influenced in its opinion by money flowing in the colonies.
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Private colleges are often more interested in your money than the quality of education you receive, but then so are some public institutions today. Very few applicants, if any, if any, are refused admission and I would hesitate to accept everything they tell you.
The GDC are the people you register with to work in the dental industry in the UK, so they have nothing to do with the college. I have spoken to them again today and they have said when I apply I just send in the college syllabus and if I have any uk modules missing I just have them in the uk. They said they can't guarantee I can work but they havnt said no I can't
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The GDC are the people you register with to work in the dental industry in the UK, so they have nothing to do with the college. I have spoken to them again today and they have said when I apply I just send in the college syllabus and if I have any uk modules missing I just have them in the uk. They said they can't guarantee I can work but they havnt said no I can't
Wouldn't it be more prudent to send the curriculum for assessment by the GDC before you spend $31000 on tuition fees?
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Wouldn't it be more prudent to send the curriculum for assessment by the GDC before you spend $31000 on tuition fees?
I am doing this already, just awaiting the message back from the college...
It seems your trying to put me off coming over to Toronto?
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I am doing this already, just awaiting the message back from the college...
It seems your trying to put me off coming over to Toronto?
Not at all. I hope it all works out and good for you checking the curriculum ahead of time.

Basically I don't trust or approve of private colleges anywhere.
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I don't think anyone is trying to put you off, they're just trying to point out some of the pitfalls you could encounter.
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian View Post

Basically I don't trust or approve of private colleges anywhere.
What makes you say this? Have you had a bad experience with a private college?
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Not at all. I hope it all works out and good for you checking the curriculum ahead of time.

Basically I don't trust or approve of private colleges anywhere.
Harvard and Stanford are rubbish.
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What makes you say this? Have you had a bad experience with a private college?
I think what he means is that, private professional training in North America can be very suspect. They're profit driven, so they focus on enrolment and tuition rather than quality of instruction and scholastic rigour. I'm sure your college is fine and is simply filling a gap in the market place but beware there are a lot of private colleges and universities over here that have a very poor reputation and where you may end up with a diploma that will have very little labour market value.
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Harvard and Stanford are rubbish.
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I think what he means is that, private professional training in North America can be very suspect. They're profit driven, so they focus on enrolment and tuition rather than quality of instruction and scholastic rigour. I'm sure your college is fine and is simply filling a gap in the market place but beware there are a lot of private colleges and universities over here that have a very poor reputation and where you may end up with a diploma that will have very little labour market value.
I see you agree with me.
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I will be studying at Toronto college dental hygiene and auxiliaries, it's a private college so there isn't any student accommodation
When I came on a student visa the course had to be at diploma level and ar specified type of colle, private colleges were excluded. I presume you've checked this out and that your college is accepted by the visa people.

PS proper colleges include medical cover in the fees.

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When I came on a student visa the course had to be at diploma level and ar specified type of colle, private colleges were excluded. I presume you've checked this out and that your college is accepted by the visa people.

PS proper colleges include medical cover in the fees.
Yes when applying for the visa you have to select the place your going to study and my college was on the list so I assume this is accepted
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