Exam Details - Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) Part B

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Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) Part B

The Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) exam assesses a candidate’s core knowledge and competence in the field of orthodontics at a level expected of a specialist practitioner. Passing this exam demonstrates a high level of expertise in the planning and carrying out orthodontic treatment. 

The Examination consists of two parts, Part A and Part B. Both Parts of the Examination must be passed for the award of Membership.

Exam Benefits

  • Opportunity to demonstrate a core knowledge of Orthodontics and to exhibit a high level of competence in the planning and provision of orthodontic treatment
  • Candidates who are successful in both parts of this exam will be granted Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the College (on payment of such election fee and annual subscription)

Exam Format

The Membership in Orthodontics Part B is a clinical examination, consisting of three components:

  • Component 1 a structured oral examination consisting of eight 30-minute sections (each includes 15 minutes of reading time), run over 4 sessions.   Four of the stations are diagnostic unseen cases related to treatment planning and patient care with patient records; Four stations are unseen cases on mechanics in orthodontics with patient records.

  • Component 2 a one-hour Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) over 4 scenarios on aspects of communication relating to orthodontic treatmen


Exam Fee:

UK £1800

International £2200

Exam Eligibility

To be eligible to enter for the Membership Examination, all candidates must:

  • Possess a primary dental qualification that is acceptable to the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
  • Have satisfactorily completed a period of three years full-time (or part-time equivalent) in appropriate posts, courses and programmes of specialty training. Candidates may, however, enter themselves for Part B after two years (or part-time equivalent) at the time of sitting, provided their programme director has signed their application form to suggest satisfactory progress has been achieved in their programme. 

Full details can be found in the exam documentation.

Candidates will be permitted a maximum of four attempts at the Part B exam.

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: orthodontics@rcsed.ac.uk

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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: orthodontics@rcsed.ac.uk