The next application window for candidates seeking approval to sit the FFD Examination can be found below:

Application window opens: July 20, 2020 – August 17, 2020

The Specialist Fellowship Diploma of the Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, will be granted to those who are eligible to sit for and pass the examination.

The Faculty of Dentistry Fellowship Examinations (FFD) are normally conducted in April and November each year. Unfortunately, given the present COVID Pandemic it will not be possible to conduct the Fellowship Examinations in person at this time.

The Faculty are working to develop a process whereby the Fellowship Examinations can be delivered remotely and expect this system will be in place by early 2021.

The Faculty will continue to accept applications for the Fellowship Examinations via the existing Portal Access, to assess eligibility to sit for the Examination. Examination fees will not be accepted until a certain examination date and process is in place.

All information pertaining to the FFD RCSI Examination is provided below, however if you have any questions, please visit our FAQs section, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Once you are sure that you meet the eligibility criteria, please begin your application.

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