Advanced Program for International Dentists in Oral Surgery/RCSI

The Advanced Program for International Dentists in Oral Surgery/RCSI, which commenced in 2009, prepares trainees for the Fellowship examination of the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI in Oral Surgery with Oral Medicine – FFDRCSI (OSOM).

The three-year, full-time clinical and didactic course of study exposes students to a variety of oral surgery techniques and contemporary modalities of treatment. Students also undertake an integrated program of theoretical, clinical, and laboratory teaching as well as hands-on exposure to more complex oral and maxillofacial surgery at NYUCD affiliate hospitals.

Course Components

Participants treat a variety of patients under the close guidance of a diverse and experienced faculty comprised of top practitioners in the field of oral surgery and related areas. Participants will have the opportunity to rotate at NYU College of Dentistry’s various affiliated hospitals throughout New York City.

The program comprises of an array of lectures, seminars, conferences, and patient care/clinical experiences which further develop the participant's expertise. Students will treat a wide variety of patients and will learn how to determine if a clinical situation requires consultation and management with other specialties.

Core competencies obtained during this course are:

  • Dentoalveolar surgery –
    • Extraction of teeth & retained roots/pathology
    • Pre-prosthetic surgery
    • Dentoalveolar trauma and its management
    • Peri-radicular surgery
    • Dentoalveolar surgery in relation to orthodontic treatment
    • Management of impacted teeth
    • Intraoral and labial biopsy techniques
    • Management of associated complications including oro-antral fistula
    • Management of odontogenic and other oral infections
  • Management of patients with complex medical history requiring multi-disciplinary participation.
  • Appropriate pain and anxiety control including the administration of standard conscious sedation techniques
  • Implant dentistry – diagnosis and treatment planning of patients requiring implants with the ability to perform the surgical phases of implant dentistry. Students will also obtain a comprehensive understanding of the prosthetic phases through a series of lectures, hands-on courses, and interdisciplinary management with restorative dentists.
  • Understand the principles of Bone grafting techniques and carry out simple to advanced procedures independently.
  • Introduction to Comprehensive Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Introduction to use of general anesthetics – hospital rotation
    • Management of a patient in the emergency room – hospital rotation
    • Demonstrate knowledge about common benign odontogenic cysts and tumors, non-odontogenic cysts and tumors, benign and malignant salivary gland lesions, malignant lesions of the head and neck and the pathophysiology of temporomandibular joint dysfunction
    • Discuss indications and surgical techniques for benign odontogenic cysts and tumors, non-odontogenic cysts and tumors, benign and malignant salivary gland lesions, malignant lesions of the head and neck (including staging of H&N tumors), and temporomandibular joint dysfunction (including nonsurgical patient management)
    • Discuss the surgical approaches and techniques for reduction and stabilization of mandible fractures, maxillary and midface fractures, complex maxillofacial injuries, including NOE, cranial and orbital fractures
    • Management of patients with Dentofacial Deformities – combined Orthodontic/Surgical approaches.

Prerequisites for RCSI Program

  • MFD Examination Part I

Upon successful completion of the Oral Surgery/RCSI Program, students receive certification from NYUCD. In addition, the participants become eligible to take the MFD RCSI examination at the end of year one and the internationally recognized Fellowship of the Faculty of Dentistry (FFDRCSI OSOM) examination in year three.

Further information about the Advanced Program for International Dentists in Oral Surgery/RCSI can be found on the NYU website.


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Kieran Daly


BDentSc TCD 1996


MOrthRCEd 2005

FFD Ortho 2005

Current Post:

Private Practice limited to Orthodontics

Johanna Glennon


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


BSc(Hons) 1991

BDS(QUB) 1994


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


BDS (NUI/University College Cork) 1999

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


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


BDS NUI 2001


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


BDS NUI 2004



MB, BCh, BAO, BA 2012


FRCS (OMFS) 2019


Current Post: 

Fellow in Head and Neck Oncology with Reconstruction, UK.

Deepak Thomas


B Dent Surg 1992

MB BChBAO 2003

MRCS( Intercollegiate)2007 

MSc 2018



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


BDS Glasgow 1989

MMedSci Sheffield 1999


MPHe Manchester 2004



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