The MFD RCSI is an examination that can be taken by dentists at any stage of their career: for example, newly qualified, those hoping to undertake specialist training, those working in general practice. The examination does not require specialist knowledge: what is expected is that which would be reasonably expected of a dental school graduate with 1-2 years post-qualification experience.

The examination places a strong emphasis on clinical dentistry, with some questions on the underlying relevant clinical sciences. The examination consists of two parts. Please browse through the links to find out more about the MFD RCSI Examination.


Please click on the below links for further exam information:
MFD Exam Regulations [PDF]
Syllabus & Guidance Notes [PDF]
MFD Sample Questions [PDF]
RCSI Examinations Calendar
Frequently Asked Questions
Postgraduate Dental Education Programme, RCSI


For application enquiries, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section for the most common questions and answers. If you are unable to find the answer to your question, you are welcome to make enquiries by telephone or email. All MFD Exam queries should be directed to:

Ms. Nicola Whyte

Student, Academic & Regulatory Affairs (SARA) Department, RCSI.

Email: nThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Phone: +353 1 402 2515

You can apply for the MFD examinations online through the following link: postgradexams.rcsi.ie

MFD Examination