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Status update:

The Faculty of Dentistry RCSI is delighted to inform candidates that the MGDS RCSI examination will be delivered in an online format in November 2021. Applications are now open. Please note, that availability will be limited for the November 2021 MGDS examination. Further details regarding the new format can be found below. 

The Faculty is also pleased to announce an online series of lectures specifically for candidates preparing for the newly formatted MGDS online examination. Further details and registration can be found here.

The Membership in General Dental Surgery Examination (MGDS RCSI) is an international exam open to all dentists, in all parts of the world. The scope of the examination is broad and covers all aspects of general dental practice.

We have made some slight changes to the format of the MGDS RCSI examination in order to streamline the delivery of the examination online. The examination may be delivered in a variety of formats. It will be delivered remotely (on-line) at least until the existing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are completely resolved. The updated regulations can be viewed here.

MGDS Exam Fees: €1000 Euros

The Membership in General Dental Surgery Examination has one paper which consists of two sections:

Section 1 Clinical Reasoning Assessment (CRA):

  • Two hour written paper (Twenty Short Structured Questions assessing clinical knowledge and reasoning in Dental Practice)

Section 2 Single Best Answer (SBA):

  • One hour written paper (Sixty single best answer questions assessing aspects of General Dental Practice)

The MGDS Examination standard will be set at a higher level than the MFD RCSI examination.

The MGDS will be awarded to those who pass both sections of the examination. The passing mark is based on the performance in both sections of the examination.

 

 

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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.

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Kieran Daly

Qualifications: 

BDentSc TCD 1996

MFD RCSI 2001

MOrthRCEd 2005

FFD Ortho 2005


Current Post:

Private Practice limited to Orthodontics

Johanna Glennon

Qualifications:               

B.A., B.Dent. Sc., 1984

M.A., TCD 1988

MSc. Endodontics (U. London with Distinction) 1994

FFD RCSI (Ad Eundem) 2018

 

Current Post:                  

Private Practice – Limited to Endodontics

Associate Professor in Restorative Dentistry, Dublin Dental University Hospital (part-time)

Simon Killough

Qualifications: 

BSc(Hons) 1991

BDS(QUB) 1994

MFDS RCPSG 2003

PhD (QUB) 2007

FDS RCPSG (Rest Dent) 2009

FFD RCSI (Ad Eundem) 2015

 

Current Post:

Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Christopher Lynch

Qualifications:   

BDS (NUI/University College Cork) 1999

PhD (NUI/Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) 2007

MFD RCSI 2001

FDS (Rest Dent) RCSI 2006

Fellow of the American College of Dentists 2011

Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education (Cardiff) 2013

FFDRCSI (Ad Eundem) 2013

FFGDP UK (Ad Eundem) 2013

Fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials 2014

Fellow of the International College of Dentists 2015

Senior Doctorate (DDSc – Cardiff University) 2019

Principal Fellowship Higher Education Academy UK (PFHEA) UK 2019

FDS RCS (ad eundem) 2021

 

Current Post:  

Professor/Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, University Dental School & Hospital, Cork

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Dentistry

Fergal Rory Maguire

Qualifications: 

BDS NUI 2001

MFD RCSI 2003

M. Phil. Biomaterials  Science (University of Birmingham) 2007

M. Dent. Ch. Periodontics (U. Dubl.) 2008

FFD RCSI Periodontics 2008

Diploma of the European Federation of Periodontology 2008 

Ph. D Oral Biosciences (U. Dubl.) 2014

 

Current Post:

Private Practice limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

John Ed O'Connell

Qualifications:                 

BDS NUI 2004

MFD RCSI 2007

FFD (OSOM) RCSI 2009

MB, BCh, BAO, BA 2012

MRCS RCSI 2014

FRCS (OMFS) 2019

                                 

Current Post: 

Fellow in Head and Neck Oncology with Reconstruction, UK.

Deepak Thomas

Qualifications: 

B Dent Surg 1992

MB BChBAO 2003

MRCS( Intercollegiate)2007 

MSc 2018

FFDRCS (OSOM )1997 

 

Current Post:

Consultant Oral Surgeon at the Beacon Hospital Dublin and Kingsbridge Hospital Sligo

Specialist Oral Surgeon at Northwest Oral Surgery, Sligo and Northern Cross Dental, Dublin

Limited to Private Practice

Albert Yeung

Qualifications:                 

BDS Glasgow 1989

MMedSci Sheffield 1999

DDPH RCS 2003

MPHe Manchester 2004

FFD (DPH) RCSI 2006

FDS (DPH) RCPS 2006

FHEA 2007

FFPH 2007

MPhil Manchester 2010

ACIEA 2020

MCGDent 2021

                                

Current Post: 

Consultant in Dental Public Health, NHS Lanarkshire, Scotland

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow

Professional Adviser, Scottish Public Services Ombudsman