MOH EXAMS FOR DENTISTS – TO WORK AS DENTIST IN UAE (Dubai & Abu Dhabi)




Welcome to the series of articles, that will give you a detailed information on working as a health professional in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other middle east countries.

We will be covering various health professions (Dentist, Nursing, Dental Hygienists etc.) and how to get the license for those to practice/work as a certified health professional of your stream in the UAE and neighbouring countries.

(Articles Updated: 1 Month Back)


Some basic points to understand before planning for a career in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) & Neighbouring Countries

What is UAE & Surrounding Countries?

The UAE (United Arab Emirates) is a federation of seven emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, and Umm al-Qaiwain.

Political power is concentrated in Dubai & 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/Post-Graduates (BDS/MDS & Equivalent Degrees) Dental Support Professionals (Hygienists, Assistant, Technicians, Lab Aide) from all over the world. The reason being high pay and a cosmopolitan lifestyle of Dubai.

In this article, you will find the collection of premium articles, explaining in detail how to work in separate emirates of UAE and Other Middle East Countries.

We will also check the steps to work as health professionals in the neighboring countries like Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar & Bahrain.

Let’s start the article by analyzing the steps required for UAE.


Working As a Health Professional In

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

There are 3 different Health Boards function in UAE and the Emirates in UAE are grouped under the 3 separate boards. You need to qualify the assessment and evaluation from the Board to get the license to work in the Emirate under its governance.

For Dubai: 
Dubai – For which you have to appear DHA exam and then you can practice only in Dubai and not anywhere else.
For Abu Dhabi & Al Ain:
Abu Dhabi and Al Ain –  For which you have to appear for HAAD exam and then you can practice in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain only.
For Sharjah and rest: 
Fujairah, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman – You have to appear for MOH, and then you can practice only in the above mentioned 4  emirates only.

So think about which emirate you wish to practice and then accordingly prepare for the exam and the process. Each examination has its own site and you have to go through a meticulous process to get selected.

Hence, before you plan your career in the United Arab Emirates or Gulf/Middle East, be clear about the following points:

  1. List out the Emirates where you want to work. Make a list from most preferred to least preferred.
  2. Depending on your choice of preferred Emirate, check out the health board that you need to follow.
  3. Understand the License Applying & Qualifying Process related to your preferred Emirate and Health Board.
    • For example, if you want to work as a health professional in Dubai, then you need to Qualify the Licensing Process by Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
  4. Arrange all the documents necessary as per the health board (MOH, DHA or HAAD) you fall under (based on your choice of Emirate)
  5. Start the Licensing Process.

SECTION 1: How To Work In Dubai As a Licensed Dental Professional

(General Dentist, Dental Specialist, Dental Hygienist, Assistant, Technician & Lab Aide)

To work as a Licensed Dental Professional in Dubai, you need to successfully qualify the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Licensing Exams/Assessment. The licensing process involves multiple steps.

  • It starts with applying online application at the DHA Website (Process called Sheryan).
  • Once you start the process then you will sequentially need to fulfill multiple steps till you reach the stage appearing for the Assessment Exams (Prometric Written or DHA Oral Assessment)
  • After passing the assessment, you will get the Eligibility Letter.
  • You need to hunt for jobs (within 1 year of your Eligibility Letter)
  • Once you get the job, you will get the DHA License.

It may appear straightforward but is a long process involving multiple steps, fees, documents and, much more. 

Hence, to make the process simple for all the Dental Surgeons and Professionals, we have crafted 11,000 words Premium Article explaining all the steps of DHA License for Dental Professionals (with the help of Flowcharts + Animated Videos + Official Links + Documents + Demo Assessment Questions)

Check the video below to know the Points about DHA covered in the premium article:

Details explained in the premium Article are as follows

  1. A detailed explanation of various health boards in the UAE. 
  2. Explanation of which health boards you need to refer for Licensing Exams.
  3. Complete Discussion on:
    • The benefits of working in Dubai and UAE.
    • The average Annual Income of Dentists, Dental Specialists, and Dental Professionals.
  4. Details on Dubai Health Authority (DHA) License Exams.
  5. All steps to getting the DHA License (Explained in Detail):
    • How to apply Online?
    • What is Sheryan?
    • What are the required Academic Qualifications, Documents, and Clinical Experience?
    • What is Dataflow Primary Source Verification (PSV)?
    • The Prometric Written or (DHA Oral) Assesment Exams for DHA License.
    • How to prepare for the exams?
  6. All the steps after you clear/pass the assessment exams.
  7. What is Good Standing Certificate? And how to get GSC?
  8. What is
    • Eligibility Letter
    • Labour card
    • Malpractice Insurance
  9. The total cost of the DHA License Procedure and the payment stages.
  10. When do you finally get the DHA LICENSE to work as a Dentist or Dental Professional?
  11. How to Search for Jobs in Dubai after you pass the assessment exams?
  12. All the Official Documents (you can download) & Official DHA Links in a sequential manner.

The premium article also includes

  • COMPLETE ANIMATED VIDEO (explaining all the steps).
  • A DEMO CV + ELIGIBILITY Letter (for you to know how to apply with a CV).
  • Financial Planner/Calculator – Converting the costs in your local currency.
  • Demo PROMETRIC DHA Assessment Question Papers.
  • Articles to help you estimate the Cost of Living in Dubai.

Purchase and Access the Premium Article Explaining the Details on DHA License and How to Work as a Dental Professional (Dentist, specialist, hygienist) in Dubai below

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SECTION 2: How To Work In Dubai As a Licensed Nursing Professional

(Registered Nurse, Assistant Nurse, School Nurse, Nurse Practioner & Specialty Nurse )

Nursing is perhaps the most sought-after health service in Dubai and the Middle East. Hence, qualified and experienced Nursing professionals are recruited at a higher frequency compared to other medical support staffs and diploma holders.

Though the rate of recruitment for the nursing professionals is high, there is also a higher degree of competition. You will need to compete with nurses from all over the world aiming to take advantage of the demand for nurses.

The nursing professionals are categorized into 5 types and depending on the candidates’ educational qualification. Also, each type requires its particular duration of the clinical experience.

To work as a Licensed Nursing Professional in Dubai, you need to successfully qualify the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Licensing Exams/Assessment. The licensing process involves multiple steps.

  • It starts with applying online application at the DHA Website (Process called Sheryan).
  • Once you start the process then you will sequentially need to fulfill multiple steps till you reach the stage appearing for the Assessment Exams (Prometric Written or DHA Oral Assessment)
  • After passing the assessment, you will get the Eligibility Letter.
  • You need to hunt for jobs (within 1 year of your Eligibility Letter)
  • Once you get the job, you will get the DHA License.

Check the video below to know the Points about DHA covered in the premium nursing article:

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Keep Checking this space. 

We will be soon adding articles on working as Licensed Health Professionals in the other Emirates of UAE – Abudhabi & rest. 

We will also cover the details of the steps to work as health professionals in Saudi Arabia, Oman & Bahrain.



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