SDLE GENERAL DENTAL EXAM

SDLE stands for SAUDI DENTAL LICENSING EXAM, which is the license required for health care professionals in order to work anywhere in Saudi Arabia.

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Eligibility for Saudi Dental Exam

It is mandatory to have 2 years of experience after Internship. This period will be calculated from the day you received the BDS Certificate or the License registration, whichever comes last.

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How to Apply for SDLE Dental Exam

  • Get Dataflow verification done click here

  • Then create account in “MUMARIS PLUS” and apply for the exam.

  • You can find more details click here.

  • You can either do it on your own at the official website or if not confident to do it yourself, you can always delegate to expert agents to do the job while you focus on the preparation

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SDLE Processing Fees

  • Primary Source Verification : SR _______ INR.23700  (Extra DocumentSR____ INR.9300) 

  • Saudi Credentials :SR_____ INR.5700 

  • Eligibilty ID: SR ________ INR.27300 

  • Prometric Exam: SR _____ INR. 23500 

  • Note: All rates mentioned in INR are rates of application when done through agents in India.

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Timeframe

  • Primary Source/Dataflow Verification (PSV): 35-45 days 

  • Credentials : 2 weeks 

  • Eligibility ID application: 3 months 

  • Prometric Assessment (CBT): based on prometric assessment schedule  

  • Exam Results : within 5 working days 

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Documents SDLE Required

General Requirements 

  • Nationally accredited Educational Qualifications recognized by Professional Qualifications Requirements (PQR) (BDS/DMD/DDS) 

  • Official Educational transcript(s)  

  • Internship completion Certificate. 

  • Recent professional experience certificate(s). (Atleast 2 years required post internship) 

  • Valid professional License/Registration from country of last employment  

  • Valid Good Standing Certificate not older than 3 months (from State Dental Council) 

  • Valid Passport Copy  

  • Passport size photograph in white background ​

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SDLE Dental Exam Pattern

  • Only Theory exam, no practical. The exam is conducted as Computer Based Tests at centers present in various countries. Find out your nearest center, there is at least one center in every state of India. 

  • The theory exam consists of 3 sections with 100 Multiple Choice Questions with a timer 2 hours each, amounting to 6 hours in total. There will be a 45 mins  break in between each sections. 

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Saudi Dental Exam Syllabus

Subjects                                                                          Weight % 

ENDODONTICS                                                                     17% 
PROSTHODONTICS + OPERATIVE DENTISTRY     40% 
ORTHODONTICS + PEDODONTICS                              10% 
PERIODOONTICS                                                                 15% 
ORAL MEDICINE +SURGERY                                          15% 

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How to study

  • It is too hectic to go back to college days and read all the textbooks mentioned above to clear the exam. YOU REALLY DON’T HAVE TO GO THROUGH ALL THE BOOKS MENTIONED ABOVE. That is why we are here to help. 

  • Gulf Exams are primarily focused on clinical knowledge including accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. This means it asks questions mainly from clinical subjects only.

  • But we would not recommend preparing by yourself unless you know how to prepare. We guide you by specifically teaching only the topics that is important for the exams, thus narrowing the vast study material, which in turn guarantees the pass percentage with lesser hard work.

  • If you are looking to clear the exam in the 1st attempt itself, you will need to prepare thoroughly for 3-4 months at least.

This is how you need to prepare:

 

  •  Step 1 - Brush through all the important topics subject-wise that we teach 

  • Step 2 - Solve subject-wise MCQs under the related topics 

  • Step 3 - Read more on it, if in need of better clarification 

  • Step 4 - Solve Recent MCQs 

  • Step 5 - Do Mock Exams to see if you are ready 

To start preparation: SDLE online coaching

To try out a mock exam click here

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Pass Percentage for SDLE

  • The pass percentage is said to be 60% ie.180 correct answers out of 300 questions. 

  • The Results will be given as a score card. 

 

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Result & its validity

  • The Results are displayed immediately after you click the submit button after the exam. 

  • You will then receive an eligibility Letter.  

  • This Exam result & the Eligibility letter issued representing the result is valid for 3 years. 

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What if I fail the 1st attempt?

  • You will have to re do the credential and rebook for the 2nd attempt. A total of 3 attempts are only allowed.

Landing a job

The Eligibility letter is the document with which you can search for a job.  
The 1st employer will then convert this letter into a License to hire you.  
Other documents they may ask of you are: 

  1. Basic Life Support Certificate ​

  2. Hepatitis B vaccination Report 

  3. Covid vaccination Report 

  4. Attestation of your BDS certificate