Status update on the current situation with the MGDS examinations:

The Faculty of Dentistry RCSI is currently evaluating the potential to deliver the MGDS examinations in an online format in-mid 2021. Further updates will be provided in due course.

  • Are you practising Dentistry for more than five years?
  • Would you like to supplement your current qualifications?
  • Would you like to raise the standard of your practice?


Then, the Membership in General Dental Surgery (MGDS RCSI) may be for you.

MGDS RCSI is a one part examination which is open to ALL dentists in General Practice, including those in the Health Board, Military or Community.

The scope of this examination is broad, covering the principles of operative dentistry, practice management and quality patient care.

Please browse through the links to find out more about the MGDS RCSI Examination.

If you would like further information regarding MGDS RCSI and how it would influence your professional practice – contact Emma Scally, SARA Office, RCSI at +353 (1) 402 8617 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your personal details.

MGDS Examination