The Faculty of Dentistry RCSI is delighted to inform candidates that the MGDS RCSI examination will be delivered in an online format in 2023. Further details regarding the format can be found below. Information on how/when to apply will be published shortly on this page.
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 will be published shortly.
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. 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.
Please browse through the links to find out more about the MGDS RCSI Examination.