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RCSEd’s Faculty of Dental Surgery Launches new Fellowship without Examination

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08 Nov 2012


In a move to recognise and support the professional development of Specialty Dental Members of worldwide Royal Surgical Colleges, RCSEd's Faculty of Dental Surgery has today announced the launch of a new Dental Fellowship without Examination.


This new route to Fellowship allows dental professionals holding a Specialty Dental Membership an opportunity to access the FDS RCSEd without Examination through written application. It is a qualification of the highest order which few previously had the opportunity to achieve, and one which no other Royal Surgical College currently offers.


Explaining more about this new Fellowship, Professor Richard Ibbetson, Dean of the RCSEd Dental Faculty said:


"The Fellowship in Dental Surgery is internationally recognised as the highest College award in dentistry and we are delighted to invite colleagues holding a Specialty Dental Membership from one of the Surgical Royal Colleges worldwide to apply to become a Fellow with us.


"We recognise that currently there are few opportunities for Specialty Members to achieve the Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDS) and this new initiative is designed to support the professional development of this group of dental professionals - irrespective of their College of affiliation - whilst at the same time, allowing them to become involved with RCSEd activities at the highest level.


"This move is in keeping with RCSEd's dedication to promoting the highest standards of patient care and of professional development and our Faculty of Dental Surgery looks forward to welcoming holders of Specialty Membership qualifications as Fellows in Dental Surgery of this College. We hope this move will allow Specialty Members the opportunity to engage more with us and the future direction of the Faculty."


Applications must be made in writing to the RCSEd Faculty of Dental Surgery. Further details about the criteria and application process can be found on our Dental Faculty pages  or by emailing l.stuart@rcsed.ac.uk.


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