• Are you practising Dentistry for more than five years?
  • Would you like to supplement your current qualifications?
  • Would you like to raise the standard of your practice?


Then, the Membership in General Dental Surgery (MGDS RCSI) may be for you.

MGDS RCSI is a one part examination which is open to ALL dentists in General Practice, including those in the Health Board, Military or Community.

The scope of this examination is broad, covering the principles of operative dentistry, practice management and quality patient care.

If you would like further information regarding MGDS RCSI and how it would influence your professional practice – contact the Faculty of Dentistry at +353 (1) 402 2239/2256 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your personal details.

Please click on the below links for further exam information:
General Dental Exam Regulations [PDF]
General Dental Syllabus [PDF]
MGDS Consent/Declaration Form [PDF]
MGDS Exam Application Process [PDF]
RCSI 2018 Exam Calendar [PDF]


MGDS Examination