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Jan 03

MOH EXAMS FOR DENTAL STUDENTS 2014

UAE Federation of Seven Emirates 

The UAE is a federation of seven emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, and Umm al-Qaiwain. Political power is concentrated in Abu Dhabi, which controls the vast majority of the UAE’s economic and resource wealth. The two largest emirates — Abu Dhabi and Dubai — provide over 80% of the UAE’s income. UAE and Middle east countries are emerging fast as the ultimate destination for dental graduates (BDS/MDS). The reason being high pay and a cosmopolitan life style of Dubai. This article will try to give you all the basic information that you must know as a dental student.

What is MOH LICENSE  EXAM for UAE ?

All the health professionals who seek to work in UAE must appear for MOH examination and get qualified for work in UAE. Evaluation of the below categories is done in MOH Examination and separate exams conducted for the following professions.

  1. Physicians and Dentists
  2. Pharmacists and Assistants
  3. Nurses and Midwives
  4. Technicians
  5. Physicians, Practitioners and Technicians of the Complementary and Alternative

3 different Health Ministries functioning in UAE :

  1. MOH which is Ministry of Health passing the MOH you are allowed to work in 5 emirates but not in Dubai or Abudhabi.
  2. DHA – Dubai Health Authority (previously known as DOHMS – Department of Health and Medical Services) DHA registration is required for working in Dubai.
  3. GAH which is General Authority of Health Exam or usually know as MOH/Abu Dhabi.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GENERAL PRACTITIONER (GP) EXAMINATION

( FOR PHYSICIANS & DENTISTS )[ PLEASE NOTE ALL POINTS]

  1. All the certificates for GP doctors must be granted by a universities recognized and recognized by the WHO listing.
  2. All Qualifications and experience certificates must be legally translated (Other than English/ Arabic), attested and authenticated with approved seals from the Ministry of Foreign Affair inthe country where the certificate has issued, UAE embassy/Council in the country and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates and according to the assets used in the Ministry.
  3. The original certificates must be presented at the time of receiving the Evaluation Certificate for verification.
  4. The minimum requirement to be qualified for the exam is basic medicine degree from a recognised university or college. Furthermore, the internship and experience should not be less than (3) years (one year internship + two years’ experience after internship).
  5. Good Standing Certificate is MANDATORY and required from the responsible Health Authority  in the Country of Origin which issues the License with approved seals and attestations from the Ministry of Foreign Affair in the country where the certificate has issued, UAE embassy/Council in the country and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates and according to the assets used in the Ministry.

  6. Eligibility Letters from HAAD/DHA is not accepted by MOH. Applicant MUST have the HAAD/DHA License and Good Standing Certificates to be excluded from the MOH exam. We will not consider HAAD/DHA License or Good Standing Certificate if the candidate had failed in the MOH exams.

  7.  Passport is MANDATORY Identification to be uploaded in the Evaluation System.

  8. GP who do not qualify as above will not be accepted to sit for the GP pro-metric exam.

  9. In case of interruption or stoppage of practicing the work for a period of two years, the applicants will not be eligible to apply to the Ministry of Health exam.

  10. The applicants who failed in the pro-metric exam and got evaluation from DHA /HAAD Authorities are NOT eligible for MOH evaluation unless they appear for GP pro-metric exam.

  11. The applicants will be given a chance of three times to attend the exam. Furthermore, the fourth chance of entering the exam will be after a year from the last examination date, however a certificated clinical experience should be provided.

  12. In case of failure for the fourth time, the admission file will be cancelled.

  13. The candidates who did not meet the requirement of experience shall be evaluated with a lesser degree than the legally approved degree, to be re-evaluated after receiving the required expertise (start GP = less than 5 years after internship/ Full GP = 5 years after internship).

  14. The mentioned requirements are MUST and will be applied with NO exceptions.
  15. Supported documents can ONLY be uploaded after the registration is verified and accepted. Furthermore, you are NOT allowed to send any documents or CVs unless the committee asked you to do so.

  16. Diploma Holders of ANY specialties has to do the GP pro metric exam first followed by Interviews after 6 months.

  17. Be informed that the registration MOH fee is 100 Electronic Dirhams. Extra fee to be paid for Pro-metric exam via online Master Card/ Visa card, e-Dirham and American Express ONLY.

  18. The reports issued from pro metric are not a certified by MOH. The Validity for the GP exam is ONE YEAR.

Attestation : Academic and experience certificates must be Attested by: 

  • UAE Embassy in the country where the certificate has issued.
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affair in the UAE
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affair in the country where the certificate has issued.

 

 REQUIREMENTS FOR DENTAL ASSISTANT POSTS

REQUIREMENTS FOR DENTAL ASSISTANT POSTS

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE EXAM 

Undertaken by all doctors wishing to practice in United Arab Emirates. It is in fact various exams for various specialties. Separate exams for Medical Practicioners/GPs, Nurses, Pharmacists, Anesthesis and DENTISTS.

WHAT IS THE SYLLABUS FOR THE EXAM 

no particular syllabus advised, you have to prepare as per specialty. The examination is conducted twice a year in English language. It consists of three parts: written exam, practical and viva. The written exam comes in the form of multiple choice. A candidate must pass the written to qualify for practical and viva exams. Similarly, a specialist candidate must pass a viva exam to qualify for the practical exam.

Examples for the written exam:
1. The maxillary and mandibular retainers are constructed according to the design specified for the patient in the following:

  • a- treatment stage of orthodontics
  • b- post-treatment stage of orthodontics
  • c- pretreatment stage
  • d- retention stage
  • e- none of the above

2. In managing the resorption in tooth #9, the dentist should find which of the following intra-canal medicaments to be the MOST effective?

  • a-Camphorated parachlorophenol
  • b-Methylcresyl acetate
  • c- Calcium hydroxide
  • d- Formocresol

EXAM DATES FOR DENTAL STUDENTS IN 2014Specialities Dental Oral Exam

Date Speciality Place of Registration Place of Exam
19/01/2014 Orthdontics, Periodontics ONLINE registration is MANDATORY for ALL specialties (REGISTRATION PAYMENTS MUST BE DONE ONLINE). Al Baraha Hospital, Dubai
Exam Starts @ 8:30am
20/01/2014 Prosthodntics, Oral Surger
21/01/2014 Orthdontics, Pedodontics
22/01/2014 Prosthodntics,Oral Surger
23/01/2014 Orthdontics, Endodontics + Operative
16/02/2014 Orthdontics, Periodontics ONLINE registration is MANDATORY for ALL specialties (REGISTRATION PAYMENTS MUST BE DONE ONLINE). Al Baraha Hospital, Dubai
Exam Starts @ 8:30am
17/02/2014 Prosthodntics, Oral Surger
18/02/2014 Orthdontics, Pedodontics
19/02/2014 Prosthodntics,Oral Surger
20/02/2014 Orthdontics, Endodontics + Operative
16/03/2014 Orthdontics, Periodontics ONLINE registration is MANDATORY for ALL specialties (REGISTRATION PAYMENTS MUST BE DONE ONLINE). Al Baraha Hospital, Dubai
Exam Starts @ 8:30am
17/03/2014 Prosthodntics, Oral Surger
18/03/2014 Orthdontics, Pedodontics
19/03/2014 Prosthodntics,Oral Surger
20/03/2014 Orthdontics, Endodontics + Operative
20/04/2014 Orthdontics, Periodontics ONLINE registration is MANDATORY for ALL specialties (REGISTRATION PAYMENTS MUST BE DONE ONLINE). Al Baraha Hospital, Dubai
Exam Starts @ 8:30am
21/04/2014 Prosthodntics, Oral Surger
22/04/2014 Orthdontics, Pedodontics
23/04/2014 Prosthodntics,Oral Surger
24/04/2014 Orthdontics, Endodontics + Operative
18/05/2014 Orthdontics, Periodontics ONLINE registration is MANDATORY for ALL specialties (REGISTRATION PAYMENTS MUST BE DONE ONLINE). Al Baraha Hospital, Dubai
Exam Starts @ 8:30am
19/05/2014 Prosthodntics, Oral Surger
20/05/2014 Orthdontics, Pedodontics
21/05/2014 Prosthodntics,Oral Surger
22/05/2014 Orthdontics, Endodontics + Operative
21/09/2014 Orthdontics, Periodontics ONLINE registration is MANDATORY for ALL specialties (REGISTRATION PAYMENTS MUST BE DONE ONLINE). Al Baraha Hospital, Dubai
Exam Starts @ 8:30am
22/09/2014 Prosthodntics, Oral Surger
23/09/2014 Orthdontics, Pedodontics
24/09/2014 Prosthodntics,Oral Surger
25/09/2014 Orthdontics, Endodontics + Operative
19/10/2014 Orthdontics, Periodontics ONLINE registration is MANDATORY for ALL specialties (REGISTRATION PAYMENTS MUST BE DONE ONLINE). Al Baraha Hospital, Dubai
Exam Starts @ 8:30am
20/10/2014 Prosthodntics, Oral Surger
21/10/2014 Orthdontics, Pedodontics
22/10/2014 Prosthodntics,Oral Surger
23/10/2014 Orthdontics, Endodontics + Operative
16/11/2014 Orthdontics, Periodontics ONLINE registration is MANDATORY for ALL specialties (REGISTRATION PAYMENTS MUST BE DONE ONLINE). Al Baraha Hospital, Dubai
Exam Starts @ 8:30am
17/11/2014 Prosthodntics, Oral Surger
18/11/2014 Orthdontics, Pedodontics
19/11/2014 Prosthodntics,Oral Surger
20/11/2014 Orthdontics, Endodontics + Operative
14/12/2014 Orthdontics, Periodontics ONLINE registration is MANDATORY for ALL specialties (REGISTRATION PAYMENTS MUST BE DONE ONLINE). Al Baraha Hospital, Dubai
Exam Starts @ 8:30am
15/12/2014 Prosthodntics, Oral Surger
16/12/2014 Orthdontics, Pedodontics
17/12/2014 Prosthodntics,Oral Surger
18/12/2014 Orthdontics, Endodontics + Operative

 

Important!

Please note that in some speciality exams the canditates are required to pass Prometric “Online” exam prior to attend the oral exam. So for all Dental Students first they need to clear the Online Pro-metric Test before they are called for the Oral Interview. Details about the pro metric Test and the steps in it will be provided at the end of the article.

All Academic Certificate should be equalised in Ministry of Higher Education

Required Documents:

  1. Registration Form to be filled at Customer Services.
  2. Registration Fees E-Dirham must be paid at MOH: Ph.D. or Board (or equivalent) = 200 Dhs, Master(or equivalent) = 150 Dhs.
  3. Copy of the attested certificates to be equalized.
  4. Attestation of the original qualifications must be done by the UAE Embassy where the certificate has issued and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the UAE.
  5. C.V.
  6. Passport Copy.

Complete Steps in the Equivalency Steps of the Certificates

(The link to the official form of Certificate Equivalence is given at the end of the article)

Does passing the MOH test guarantees the job offer in the UAE?

NO. Finding a job remains the responsibility of the doctor who should ensure that he/she is well informed about the opportunities for work before embarking on the MOH exam. Once the dentist clears the exam he becomes eligible to work in UAE. He/She can then apply to various institutes for jobs to join as dentist.

To recap, the basic requirements for the dental student are as follows : 

Registration requirements:

  • 1.Detailed CV English or Arabic.
  • 2.Copy of basic Degree.(ATTESTED)
  • 3.Transcript for the Basic Degree.
  • 4.Copy of Internship Certificate.
  • 5.Copy of Experience Certificates up to date. (ATTESTED)
  • 6.4 Photos.
  • 7.Passport photocopy.
  • 8.Registration Fee (100 Dhs. On Registration date only)

Attestation must be done from M. O.Foreign Affairs, U.A.E.Embassy in the Country Degrees Awarded and M.O.Foreign Affairs in U.A.E.
Ceriteria to sit for dental GP exam :

  • 1. B.D.S.. OR Equivalent Degree Certificate.
  • 2. One year Internship in a Teaching Hospital OR. if no internship then two years experience in a non-Teaching Hospital is equal to one-year internship.

3. Two years of Clinical experience after Internship.

Additional Informations on MOH for Dental Students : http://www.dentalorg.com/moh-exam-uae-dubai.html
Disclaimer : All the informations here are for your general awareness purpose. Though all care has been taken to provide the latest updates, regulations keep changing. In case of any doubt always visit the UAE Embassy in your country. Never pay money to any third party that claims to give you registration without exams. Always verify the informations with the embassy directly before taking a final decision. 
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Deb

A Dentist , On Line Entrepreneur ,Guitarist & Musician, Big Foody n Cook & Cinema Lover . I also love to share information that will be of help to students .

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