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Fellows, Members and Diplomates in good standing can enjoy a range of benefits and services including exclusive access to the Faculty's online self service portal, preferential rates for educational events and access to educational resources. View the list of benefits here.
The Faculty offers a number of postgraduate dental examinations and further information in relation to these examinations is available here. The Faculty also offers a number of postgraduate dental education courses which count towards the yearly requirements for CPD as laid down by the Dental Council. For those who are preparing for Faculty examinations, theses courses provide much of the necessary information and support required. View our upcoming courses here.
Candidates withdrawing from an examination must do so in writing before the closing date. The entrance fee will be returned less a 20% administrative charge. Candidates who withdraw from the examination after the closing date or who fail to attend the examination for which they have been accepted will not normally be entitled to any refund of the fee. Refusal of the employing authority to allow leave to attend the examination will not be accepted as qualifying for any refund after the closing date. A refund on medical grounds, even if there is a medical certificate, is not normally allowed.
Applications for consideration on medical or compassionate grounds must be supported by the Consultant or Dean responsible for training and must be submitted to the College with any accompanying evidence within 28 days of commencement of the examination.
You will be conferred at the next conferring ceremony, these take place in July and December of each year. Candidates will be contacted in advance of the ceremony with all relevant information. Candidates who do not attend will be conferred in absentia. Parchments will not be made available until you are conferred in Dublin.
All candidates must pay a conferring fee of €250 in order to receive the parchment whether they are attending the ceremony or not. Parchments will be sent via courier once payment is made.
RCSI cannot assist with visa applications however we can provide a visa support letter which you can attach to your application. This will be issued upon request once you have been accepted to sit the exam.
No, once an exam is closed or a quota is reached we do not accept late applications to sit an exam. Additionally we do not operate a waiting list for exams.
The requirements to present for the MFDRCSI examination are as follows:
- Evidence of passing MFD Part 1
- BLS certificate valid on the date that exam takes place
- 50 hours CPD completed in the previous 12 months or 6 month internship completed following graduation
BLS certificates must be valid on the date that the exam takes place, out of date BLS certificates will not be accepted.
There are no specifics books/materials, but any materials used for your primary degree will be helpful.
The requirements to present for the FFDRCSI examination are as follows:
- BDS/B Dent Sc. or equivalent basic undergraduate Dental Degree
- Evidence of satisfactory completion of three years full-time (or part-time equivalent not normally exceeding six years) training. Candidates are required to submit certified, documented evidence of their training/relevant hospital positions.
The Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI will hold the FFD (OSOM/OS) examination annually in April & November at RCSI, Dublin. All other FFD specialties will only take place in November of each year.
The RCSI professional examinations calendar can be viewed here.
The current cost of the FFD examination is €1000.
In order to become a Fellow of the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI you must have successfully completed a Fellowship Examination of the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI. The Fellowship is not normally awarded by affiliation.
Evidence of satisfactory completion of three years full-time must be submitted to the Faculty. Training can be completed in different institutions but evidence of this must be provided at the time of application.
Details on the examination format for each speciality can be found in the FFD examination regulations section of our website.
If you pass Part A of the examination you will be exempt this section for the following 4 diets.
Candidates who hold a medical degree are exempt from Part A.
The Specialist Fellowship Diploma of the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI is registrable in the Register of Dentists for Ireland as an additional qualification provided that the name of the holder already appears in that Register. Details regarding the registration of the diploma may be obtained from the Registrar, Irish Dental Council, 57 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. The Diploma does not entitle the holder to admission to the Register of Dental Specialists in Ireland.