Diploma in Restorative Dentistry (DipRes)
Examination in the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry (DipRes) is a culmination of continuous assessment over the two-year period of the course. Taking the form of two documented, evidence-based case studies, the exam is a test of both the academic and surgical attainments of the exam participant. Exam cases are based upon treatments undertaken in a participant’s daily practice.
Education and Training Requirements
In order to be accepted for the final assessment, candidates must have completed the following:
- attendance and completion of all study days;
- completion and pass all assignments (including SI) for each unit;
- completion of cumulative log record for the duration of the course;
- completion (and sign off) of all 20 mini-cases;
- completion of 8 written-up cases (two of these cases are examined and the remaining six are classified as ‘learning cases’).
Candidates obtain agreement from their tutor to undertake cases as part of the course. The ‘tutor sign off’ confirms that the case has been planned as part of the small group tutorial work.
It is expected that the clinical case management is managed appropriately by candidates. It is expected that candidates will have discussed and planned their learning and exam cases with tutors as part of the tutor group discussions. Candidates are responsible for the final decision as to whether a case may or may not be suitable for submission as either an assessment case or learning case.
It is strongly recommended that candidates initially submit one case for critique to ensure that the format of case submissions is correctly adhered to. This is recommended to prevent candidates submitting multiple cases with repeated errors. Cases should be submitted to the respective administrators in London/Manchester who will log the submissions and pass cases onto the course directors for feedback.
Participants are expected to submit each case one month prior to the deadline whenever possible.
- have attended all tutorials and units;
- completed and passed six learning cases and 20 mini cases;
- passed all assignments (A-C);
- completed all practical elements.
Deadline for submitting outstanding assignments, mini-cases and learning cases: 30 September 2022
Deadline for submitting exam cases: 9 November 2022
Exam date: 9 December 2022
Course and exam fee: Set by FDS
Further questions? Call 0207 869 6772 or email
The final assessment has to be completed within five years of cohort commencement.
Please deliver all examination cases to:
FDS, The Royal College of Surgeons of England
38–43 Lincolns Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE
Contact the exams department
All dental exam queries (excluding the MFDS) should be emailed to DentalExams@rcseng.ac.uk
All document submissions for eligibility should be emailed to DentalEligibility@rcseng.ac.uk
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