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New MFDS exam pathway supports dental candidates preparing for autumn assessments

Posted on: October 18th, 2022 by Kieron Bradshaw No Comments

As dental candidates prepare to take their Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) exams this autumn, a tailored elearning pathway has been made available to support their training.

The MFDS exam learning pathway within our Dentistry elearning programme features shorter and more focussed sessions, covering the whole MFDS syllabus. It makes leaning more manageable for trainees who have multiple demands on their time.

The sessions have been created by the Faculty of Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, in collaboration with Health Education England elearning for healthcare.

The focussed learning covers all areas of the MFDS syllabus, including communication skills, clinical competence and clinical reasoning, and will prepare candidates for the professional skills assessments within the exams.

Candidates can expect to enhance their knowledge in the following areas:

  • Human diseases and medical and dental emergencies
  • Anxiety and pain control in dentistry
  • Periodontal disease and management
  • Hard and soft tissue surgery
  • Surgical and non-surgical management of head and neck disease
  • Management of the developing dentition
  • Restoration of teeth
  • Replacement of teeth
  • Professionalism
  • Management and leadership

Fatima Bulbulia, Head of Education at the Faculty of Dental Surgery within The Royal College of Surgeons of England, said: “For everybody getting ready to take the MFDS exams this autumn, I would like to wish you the best of luck.

“Lots of you will be pushing to find time to prepare yourself for the assessments. This new resource is tailored to the exams and is broken down into digestible sessions, to allow you to fit the learning into your busy schedules.

“I know the exams are the final step towards becoming a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, and I hope that this is the beginning of an exciting and rewarding career for you. We hope that by providing training that is focussed and accessible, we are supporting you to gain the knowledge you need to achieve your aspirations.”

The MFDS Part 1 exams take place online on 25 October 2022, and the Part 2 exams take place at The Royal College of Surgeons of England from the 8 to 11 November 2022.

Accessing the programme:

The MFDS examination learning pathway can be accessed via our Dentistry elearning programme.

If you would like to leave feedback on the programme, please visit the evaluation form.

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