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Exam Details - Membership in Advanced General Dental Surgery (MAGDS)

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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.

Exam Format

Part A: One written paper of three hours duration. 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.

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Exam Benefits

  • 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.

Costs

Exam Fee: £1500

Exam Eligibility

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.

Additional Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Examinations Section

Phone: +44 (0)131 527 1600
Fax: +44 (0)131 527 6406
Email: dental.exams@rcsed.ac.uk

Location Specific Details

Edinburgh

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The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Examinations Section

Phone: +44 (0)131 527 1600
Fax: +44 (0)131 527 6406

Email: dental.exams@rcsed.ac.uk