The Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) is a professional body committed to enabling dental surgeons to achieve and maintain excellence in practice and patient care.
Founded in 1947, the Faculty is comprised of a board and over 5,500 fellows and members who we collaborate with to reflect and represent the profession.
Innovators in education and professional development
We are one of the leading providers of dental education, supporting thousands of dentists worldwide to fulfil their potential.
Our exams – both in the UK and internationally – ensure the highest dental professional standards.
Postgraduate dental training
Our wide spectrum of courses and training programmes ensure our members continue to meet the changing needs of patients and deliver appropriate health outcomes.
We continue to invest and innovate for the future of dental surgery and patient care via research. Each year we award research grants, support our own research fellowship and offer full-time clinical research training fellowships.
Our members are at the heart of everything to do. The Faculty of Dental Surgery offers unsurpassed support, professional development and a wealth of opportunities to help you get the most from your career.