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MFDS Part 1

Exam Overview

The MFDS consists of Part 1 and Part 2 exams. Candidates will normally be allowed a maximum of five years in which to complete all parts, but will need to pass Part 1 before progressing to Part 2. Part 1 consists of 150 Single Best Answer (SBA) questions within a single three-hour paper.

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Eligibility

Education and Training Requirements

To be eligible to enter the MFDS Part 1 exam, all candidates must:

  • possess a primary dental qualification acceptable to the boards of the dental faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England, and should normally be registered to practise dentistry in their country of residence;
  • have complied with all of the MFDS Exam Regulations.

Exemptions

Format of Examination

Part 1 consists of one paper assessing knowledge and applied knowledge. This includes 150 Single Best Answer (SBA) questions within a single three-hour paper. The questions carry equal marks. The exam is not negatively marked and there are no trick questions. 

An example question can be found in section 5 of the MFDS Candidate Guidance.

Syllabus

Please read the MFDS Syllabus.

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UK and Ireland Exams

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  • BELFAST, United Kingdom
  • London, United Kingdom
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Part 1 consists of one paper assessing knowledge and applied knowledge. This includes 150 Single Best Answer (SBA) questions within a single three-hour paper. The questions carry equal marks. The exam is not negatively marked and there are no trick questions. 

An example question can be found in section 5 of the MFDS Candidate Guidance.  

Upcoming Exam Dates

Title Applications and fees due Exam date Exam location
MFDS Part 1
February 2020
7 April 2020
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MFDS Part 1
August 2020
6 October 2020
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