The Diploma of Primary Care Dentistry (Dip PCD RCSI) has been developed in collaboration with the Irish Dental Association and the Irish Faculty of Primary Dental Care, and the examination has been approved by the Dental Council of Ireland.

The examination consists of an MCQ examination and a Clinical Reasoning Assessment, which takes the form of a written paper. There is strong emphasis on clinical practice within both components of this examination. 

Candidates who are successful in the Dip PCD RCSI may enter the MFD Part 2 directly (and are exempt the MFD Part 1) provided they meet all the requirements as set out in the regulations. The Dip PCD RCSI is also a stand-alone qualification. 

Please browse through the links to find out more about the Dip PCD Examination.

All information pertaining to the Dip PCD RCSI Examination is provided above, however if you have any questions, please visit our FAQs section, or you are welcome to make enquiries by telephone or email. All queries should be directed to:

Ms. Emma Scally
Student, Academic & Regulatory Affairs (SARA) Department, RCSI
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Phone: +353 1 402 8617

Diploma of Primary Care Dentistry