Exam Details - Membership in Advanced General Dental Surgery (MAGDS)
Membership in Advanced General Dental Surgery (MAGDS)
Completely exclusive to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Membership in Advanced General Dental Surgery (MAGDS) is a new examination, established to support the career pathway of practitioners who have developed higher level skills across the range of topics that form good General Dental Practice.
Attainment of this advanced accreditation from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh will mark out candidates as being able to practice at a Tier 2 level, just below the level of registered specialist practitioners. This will allow practitioners to undertake more advanced treatments in their practice, which should lead to increased patient satisfaction and a reduction in the number of patient referrals from primary to secondary care.
- Formal recognition for the individual and their dental practice of advanced dental care
- A pathway for clinical development in General Dental Practice
- Ability to demonstrate a level of competence in the planning of treatment, problem solving and decision making relating to the execution of more complex treatments and cases.
- Ability to demonstrate judgement in relation to the positive and negative impact of dental treatment and patient management on long term oral health.
Part A: One written paper split into two halves, each of two hours duration, with a short break in between. This multiple short answer (MSA) paper will cover clinical and clinically related topics across all areas of General Dental Surgery.
Part B: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Structured Oral Examination: this is a structured oral examination of eight simulated cases, covering diagnosis and treatment planning across the breadth of topics outlined in the learning outcomes.
Part C: Clinical Problem Solving Structured Oral Examination: this is a structured oral examination of eight simulated cases, covering clinical problems that may present across the breadth of topics outlined in the learning outcomes.
We are now running an Interactive course to prepare you for this examination. The course will provide direct experience, via a mock examination scenario, of each of the structured oral components. The event will also offer the opportunity to address questions to experienced examiners and candidates who have successfully passed the examination. Visit this page for more information and to book your place.
Candidates are required to present a primary dental qualification, and evidence of having completed 5 years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in General Dental Practice, acceptable to the College by the date of the examination.