The syllabus for the exam is based on the Dental Foundation Training Curriculum, and a large part of the knowledge and experience necessary for the exam will therefore be acquired during vocational or dental foundation training.
The FGDP (UK) used to run the MJDF (membership of the joint dental faculties) but this exam had its last sitting in early 2021. The new College of General Dentistry is likely to develop further exams over time.
For more information, please visit the
College of General Dentistry website.
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- How difficult is it to apply?
- What other challenges can you take on at the same time?
They discuss academic research, starting a family and what you really need to know before taking the leap into specialty training.
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