Membership Of The Faculty Of Dental Surgery (MFDS)


​Part 1

​Part 2
Primary Medical Qualification

“Bachelor Degree”

That is acceptable to the Councils of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.​​

Exam Format
  • 2 written papers, each of 3 hrs duration:

​​ -  Paper 1 consists of multiple short answer
  ​  questions (SAQs).

-Paper 2 consists of multiple choice questions
  ​  (single best answer SBA) and extended
    ​matching questions (EMQs).
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) 
​​ 12: 15 Stations / 2hrs duration.
  • History taking
  • Clinical examination skills
  • Awareness of Further investigations and discussion on management planning
​Exam Dates


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  • Patient examination and diagnosis

    ​- History taking.(Dental History & Medical history)
    - Clinical Examination (Skull and jaws, Oral cavity).
    - Special investigations in relation to dentistry (Radiology and other imaging techniques, Pathology and 
       ​histopathology,Microbiology, Immunology, Haematology & Biochemistry).
  • ​​​​​Treatment planning and patient management.

    Consent, Preventive management, Treatment options & Prognoses, outcomes and follow-up.
  • Health promotion and disease prevention

    Concepts of prevention of oral and dental disease.​
    Risk factors for oral and dental disease.
    Epidemiology of dental and oral disease.
    Patient and population level health management.
    Applied pharmacology and therapeutics.
  • Medical and dental emergencies

    -Dentofacial trauma.
    - Circulatory collapse.
    -Life support.
    -Drug interactions.
  • ​​Anaesthesia, sedation, pain and anxiety control.​
  • Periodontal therapy and management of soft tissues.​
  • Surgical and non-surgical management of the hard and soft tissues of the head and neck.

  • The developing dentition e.g Development of the face, palate and tongue, Oral habits, Interceptive orthodontic treatment, Removable appliance therapy, Orthodontic Indices and Malocclusion.​
  • Restoration and replacement of teeth​
  • Communication

    - ​Explanation of treatment options and procedures
    -Motivation of patients to change oral health
    -Communication of bad news
    -Management of difficult situations
    -Management of patients with special needs
​​​​​       1.  Professionalism and ethics
  •   ​Ethical and medico-legal aspects of dentistry
  • ​  Professional knowledge (Basic statistical concepts, Concepts in evidence-based dentistry, Principles of
      ​trial design and analysis, Evaluation of research findings
  •   ​Standards of personal conduct​
  •   Management of complaints
  •   ​Effective and ethical decision making
  • ​  Health and Safety issues (Infection control)
  • ​  Use of guidelines
​      2.​ Management and Leadership
  • Record keeping
  • Risk assessment
  • Use of research data and evidence-based knowledge
  • Principles of health and safety and infection control
  • Safety issues in dental radiography
  • written confirmation of a pass in Part 1 Or, other accepted examinations.
  • Completion of 12 months? full-time postgraduate experience in clinical dentistry before the closing date for entry to Part 2.

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