Faculty of Dental Trainers

The Faculty of Dental Trainers (FDT) was launched in 2016 by the Faculty of Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The purpose of the Faculty is to enhance patient care and safety by promoting the highest standards of training in dentistry and to support trainers in developing their roles. The Faculty is open to all members of the dental team and a key aim is to facilitate support for the attainment of its published Standards for Dental Trainers across the Dental Team through education, mentoring and opportunities to network with other trainers.

Full information about our activities and how to join can be found on the Faculty's dedicated website, click here to visit our website or click the below button.






The Faculty of Dental Trainers (FDT) aims to elevate patient care and safety by advocating for the utmost excellence in dental training, providing assistance to trainers in their duties. It welcomes all dental team members, offering educational resources, mentorship opportunities, and events tailored for dental trainers, alongside its online resources and the published Standards for Dental Trainers: FDT Standards - The Faculty of Dental Trainers (rcsed.ac.uk)

New and existing Faculty Members can take advantage of the following benefits:

  •  Use of the post-nominals MDTFEd or FDTFEd and the ability to demonstrate a strong commitment to high quality training on your CV, including a certificate of affiliation
  • Networking opportunities and access to training resources
  • A weekly RCSEd Digest and monthly Dental Digest with up to date news, events and information
  • Quarterly copies of the award winning Surgeon’s News Magazine 
  • A free of charge RCSEd app with course resources, events and information at your fingertips
  • Online discounts for medical publishers including Oxford University press, Wiley-Blackwell, Quintessence Publishing and Elsevier
  • Free of charge webinars and access to an extensive back catalogue of webinars including cross specialty topics such as patient safety
  • Access to Acland Anatomy, an online anatomy education resource
  • A 10% discount on RCSEd courses and discounts at the College’s Ten Hill Place Hotel as well as on food and beverage in its café and restaurant venues

Newly added benefits include:

  • Full access to RCSEd library services including literature searches, document supply, reference checking and historical and archive services - for more information visit: Library | RCSEd 
  • Free full text access to the Journal of Dental Education – contact library@rcsed.ac.uk

These benefits added to the existing package make joining the faculty even more attractive for those engaged in dental training throughout the UK and internationally. To find out more and join click here: How to join - The Faculty of Dental Trainers (rcsed.ac.uk)

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