General Dentist

Specialist Dentist


To view licensure requirements and recognized dental specialty qualifications

Please note:

Only the following Dentistry Specialties are recognized by Dubai Health Authority (DHA):

1. Endodontics

2. Dental Radiology

3. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

4. Oral Medicine

5. Oral Surgery

6. Orthodontics

7. Pediatric Dentistry

8. Primary Care Dentistry

9. Periodontics

10. Prosthodontics

11. Restorative Dentistry

12. Forensic Dentistry

Healthcare professionals applying for licensure are required to pass DHA assessment in order to acquire professional license and practice in the Emirate of Dubai. The DHA assessment can be either Computer Based or Oral depending on the health professional's category.

The DHA conduct computer based assessments in collaboration with Prometric testing and assessment company. To view the list of DHA computer based exam.

To book the DHA Computer Based assessment, the applicant needs to submit an online licensure application through "Sheryan" e-licensing system to the Health Regulation Department (HRD). After completing the credentialing process by the HRD team, the applicant will be issued a DHA assessment eligibility number which is required to complete the online application, book test date and select location of the test center.

For further information regarding the assessment guidline and exemption criteria.

For further information regarding the computer based assessment

Please note:

The computer based assessment fee will be paid electronically either by credit card or prepaid card. Only MasterCard and Visa Card is accepted. Prepaid credit cards can be easily obtained from various places like banks and major supermarkets.

To book DHA oral assessment date, applicant shall complete licensure application through "Sheryan" e-licensing system to the Health Regulation Department (HRD). After completing the credentialing process by the HRD team, the applicant may select the oral assessment type and date.

There are two types of assessment schedules available:

 Routine assessment

 Special assessment which provides the applicant with:

a) Opportunity for earlier dates in the assessment schedule.

b) Arrange rare specialty assessment, like in case of specialties e.g. Nuclear Medicine or Podiatrist etc. (such specialties for which no fixed schedule is available, the assessment will be arranged on case per case basis).

 Oral assessment fees:

 Health Profession

 Physicians and Dentists

 Allied Health

 Important notes:

• The DHA professional license can be issued after passing the DHA assessment and completing required licensure process such as employing facility and presenting evidence of malpractice insurance coverage.

• The validity of DHA assessment results is for one year from the date of passing the assessment. If the professional license is not issued during this period, the assessment results will be considered null and void and the applicant will have to appear for another assessment.

• The applicant is allowed maximum of three attempts to pass the DHA assessment. He or she cannot take another DHA assessment unless proof of upgrading relevant qualification or training is provided.

Option 1 : Online Test Series for DHA (Dubai)

Online Tests are available at

• Tests & Discussions covering all subjects to prepare you for DHA (Dubai) Part - I Exams alongwith study material.

• Every Sunday tests are conducted simultaneously online & at AHEAD Academic Test Centers.

• Previous Tests are available for repeat attempts online 24 hours x 7 days

• Study material in the form of books recommended for DHA are sent to all enrolled candidates by courier

MODULE - I1Sun, 2nd Oct, 16Endodontics
2Wed, 5th Oct, 16Conservative Dentistry
3Sun, 9th Oct, 16Oral Surgery
4Wed, 12th Oct, 16Oral Medicine & Diagnosis
5Sun, 16th Oct, 16Module Completion Test
MODULE - II6Wed, 19th Oct, 16Orthodontics
7Sun, 23rd Oct, 16Pedodontics
8Wed, 26th Oct, 16Prosthodontics
9Sun, 30th Oct, 16Periodontics
10Wed, 2nd Nov, 16Module Completion Test
MODULE - III11Sun, 6th Nov, 16Radiology
12Wed, 9th Nov, 16General Medicine
13Sun, 13th Nov, 16General Surgery
14Wed, 16th Nov, 16Oral Pathology
15Sun, 20th Nov, 16Module Completion Test
MODULE - IV16Wed, 23rd Nov, 16Endodontics
17Sun, 27th Nov, 16Conservative Dentistry
18Wed, 30th Nov, 16Oral Surgery
19Sun, 4th Dec, 16Oral Medicine & Diagnosis
20Wed, 7th Dec, 16Module Completion Test
MODULE - V21Sun, 11th Dec, 16Orthodontics
22Wed, 14th Dec, 16Pedodontics
23Sun, 18th Dec, 16Prosthodontics
24Wed, 21st Dec, 16Periodontics
25Sun, 25th Dec, 16Module Completion Test
MODULE - VI26Wed, 28th Dec, 16Radiology
27Sun, 1st Jan, 17General Medicine
28Wed, 4th Jan, 17General Surgery
29Sun, 8th Jan, 17Oral Pathology
30Wed, 11th Jan, 17Module Completion Test
MODULE-VII31Sun, 15th Jan, 17Revision Test
32Wed, 18th Jan, 17Revision Test
33Sun, 22nd Jan, 17Revision Test
34Wed, 25th Jan, 17Revision Test

Every Sunday : Online Tests with Explanatory Answers & Combined Rankings.

Duration : 4 Months

Option 2 : Regular Classes with Tests & Discussions for DHA (Dubai)

• Classes are conducted by experienced faculty in all specialties on every Sat & Sun as per the predecided Schedule. Summarized Class notes are distributed.

• Mock DHA Exams are conducted followed by discussions with experts & explanatory answers are distributed after the tests.

• Single-best answer MCQs as per the DHA Exam Pattern.

• Doubt Solving sessions are also conducted with the teachers in all subjects.

• Weekly assignments are given to all students in order to prepare for the next forthcoming subject wise test.

DHA Review Series is a set of Booklets that comprise of summarized theory assignments in the form of notes, points, tables, charts, key concepts and salient features. Relevant summaries of all 16 dental subjects are included which are followed by multiple choice questions.

DHA Review Booklet are available in

1. Complete Denture

2. Conservative Dentistry

3. Dental Materials

4. Dental Radiology

5. Fixed Partial Denture

6. Gen. Medicine

7. Gen. Pathology

8. Gen. Surgery

9. Oral Medicine

10. Oral Pathology

11. Oral Surgery

12. Orthodontics

13. Paedodontics

14. Periodontics

15. Pharmacology

16. Removable Partial Denture