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ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF DENTAL SURGEONS

Incorporated





HANDBOOK

EDUCATION AND EXAMINATION
FOR MEMBERSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP
IN GENERAL DENTAL PRACTICE
AND SPECIALIST DENTAL PRACTICE


SEPTEMBER 2013





DRAFT Document Version 002


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Contents

SECTION 1 GENERAL INFORMATION .............................................................................................. 6
Introduction ................................................................................................................................................... 6
Enrolment ...................................................................................................................................................... 7
Registration ................................................................................................................................................... 8
Pathways to Membership and Fellowship in General Dental Practice ......................................................... 9
Membership in General Dental Practice ..................................................................................................... 10
Fellowship in General Dental Practice ......................................................................................................... 11
Primary Examination ................................................................................................................................... 11
Final Examination ........................................................................................................................................ 12
Readmission to Examinations ...................................................................................................................... 12
Pathways to Membership and Fellowship in Specialist Dental Practice ..................................................... 13
Membership in Specialist Dental Practice ................................................................................................... 13
Fellowship in Specialist Dental Practice ...................................................................................................... 14
Post-Nominals ............................................................................................................................................. 14
SECTION 2 GENERAL DENTAL PRACTICE ................................................................................... 16
Membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in General Dental Practice
(MRACDS(GDP)) ........................................................................................................................................... 16
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 16
Definitions ............................................................................................................................................... 16
Registration ............................................................................................................................................. 17
Application for Assessment ..................................................................................................................... 18
Areas of Study/Modules .......................................................................................................................... 18
Course Requirements .............................................................................................................................. 19
Assessment .............................................................................................................................................. 19
Qualification and Admission .................................................................................................................... 20
MRACDS Benefits and Obligations .......................................................................................................... 20
Program Guide ......................................................................................................................................... 20
Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in General Dental Practice
(FRACDS(GDP)) ............................................................................................................................................ 33
Primary Examination for Fellowship in General Dental Practice ............................................................. 33
Final Examination for Fellowship in General Dental Practice.................................................................. 33
Guidelines for candidates for the Primary Examination ......................................................................... 34
Guide to Study for the subjects of the Primary Examination .................................................................. 37

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Histology .................................................................................................................................................. 40
Physiology ................................................................................................................................................ 41
Cell Biology & Biochemistry ..................................................................................................................... 43
Pathology ................................................................................................................................................. 45
Microbiology ............................................................................................................................................ 47
Guidelines - Final Examination for Fellowship in General Dental Practice ................................................. 49
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 49
Resources................................................................................................................................................. 49
Guide to Study for the Final Exam ........................................................................................................... 50
The Examination Process ......................................................................................................................... 53
Elective Sections: Case Presentations ..................................................................................................... 53
Viva Voce Examinations ........................................................................................................................... 54
Assessment .............................................................................................................................................. 54
Summary .................................................................................................................................................. 54
SECTION 3 SPECIALIST DENTAL PRACTICE ............................................................................... 56
Membership and Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Specialist Dental
Practice disciplines ...................................................................................................................................... 56
General Information ................................................................................................................................ 56
Endodontics ............................................................................................................................................. 65
Oral Medicine .......................................................................................................................................... 67
Orthodontics ............................................................................................................................................ 69
Paediatric Dentistry ................................................................................................................................. 71
Prosthodontics ......................................................................................................................................... 73
Special Needs Dentistry ........................................................................................................................... 75
Periodontics ............................................................................................................................................. 77
Dental Public Health ................................................................................................................................ 82
Fellowship Examination – Specialist Dental Practice .................................................................................. 83
Guidelines for Preparation of Portfolio Reports for the RACDS Specialist Dental Practice Fellowship
Examination in Dental Public Health ....................................................................................................... 85
Guidelines for Preparation of Case Reports for RACDS Specialist Dental Practice Examinations ........... 86
SECTION 4 POLICIES .......................................................................................................................... 87
Complaints in Relation to Examinations and Assessments ......................................................................... 87
Exam Observers ........................................................................................................................................... 88
Refunds ........................................................................................................................................................ 90
Plagiarism .................................................................................................................................................... 92

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SECTION 5 FORMS ............................................................................................................................... 94
GEN01 Enrolment Application ................................................................................................................ 95
GEN02 Re-Enrolment Application .......................................................................................................... 98
GEN03 Method of Payment .................................................................................................................. 101
GEN04 Admission to Membership ....................................................................................................... 102
GEN05 Admission to Fellowship ........................................................................................................... 105
MGDP01 Membership Program General Dental Practice (MRACDS(GDP)) Registration ..................... 108
MGDP02 2013 MRACDS (GDP) Assessment Application ...................................................................... 110
MGDP03 Viva Voce Examination – MRACDS (GDP) Registration for Examination .............................. 111
FGDP20 Orientation Course (30 June - 11 July 2014) ........................................................................... 112
FGDP21 - 2013 Orientation Course Notes (USB Only) order form ........................................................ 113
FGDP22 Primary Examination All Centres except Hong Kong, Jordan & Malaysia .............................. 114
FGDP23 Primary Examination - Hong Kong, Malaysia Only ................................................................. 116
FGDP24 Exemption Application ............................................................................................................ 118
FGDP25 Final Exam Workshop Registration (14 & 15 June 2014) ........................................................ 120
FGDP26 Final Examination - Web Based Education Registration ......................................................... 121
FGDP27 - Final Fellowship Examination General Dental Practice 21 January 2015 ............................. 122
MSDP01 Application for Eligibility - Membership in Specialist Dental Practice discipline ................... 124
MSDP02 Application for Assessment of Eligibility to sit Membership Examination in a Specialist Dental
Practice .................................................................................................................................................. 126
MSDP03 Application for Eligibility and Registration for a Conjoint Membership Examination in a
Specialist Dental Practice ...................................................................................................................... 128
MSDP04 Registration for Membership Examination in a Specialist Dental Practice ........................... 130
MSDP05 Statement of verification of case reports .............................................................................. 131
FSDP21 Assessment of Eligibility for Fellowship Examination in a Specialist Discipline ...................... 132
FSDP22 Registration for Fellowship Examination – Specialist Dental Practice .................................... 133
FOMS01 Exemption Application Form OMS – SST Examination .......................................................... 134
FOMS02 Registration for Surgical Sciences and Training (SST) Examination ....................................... 136
FOMS03 Final Examination Registration .............................................................................................. 137
SECTION 6 SCALE OF FEES 2014 ................................................................................................. 138
General Information .................................................................................................................................. 138
Candidates for Membership - General Dental Practice (GDP) .................................................................. 138
Candidates for Membership in Specialist Dental Practice (SDP) ............................................................... 139
Candidates for Fellowship ......................................................................................................................... 141


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Information contained in this Handbook is based upon the Regulations and their Appendix that lead to
Membership and Fellowship in General and Specialist, Dental Practice.

The relationship of the appendices to the regulations is shown in Table 1 below.


Table 1.

FOR INFORMATION ON: REFER TO DOCUMENT TITLED:
Membership in General Dental Practice
[‘MRACDS’]
Appendix to the Regulations leading to Membership and
Fellowship in General and Specialist Dental Practice for
MRACDS General Dental Practice
Fellowship in the General Dental Practice
[‘FRACDS’]
Appendix to the Regulations leading to Membership and
Fellowship in General and Specialist Dental Practice for
FRACDS General Dental Practice
Membership in the Specialist Dental
Practice [‘MRACDS(XXX)’]

and

Fellowship in the Specialist Dental
Practice [‘FRACDS(XXX)’]
Appendix to the Regulations leading to Membership and
Fellowship in General and Special Dental Practice – XXX

NOTE 1: ‘XXX’ represents the relevant Specialist Dental
Practice discipline. There are currently three such
appendices:
 Dental Public Health
 Periodontics
 a combined appendix covering Endodontics, Oral
Medicine, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry,
Prosthodontics, Special Needs Dentistry

NOTE 2: Further information on FRACDS Oral Maxillofacial
Surgery (OMS) is available in ‘The Handbook for Accredited
Education and Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery’



All documents and forms referred to in these regulations are obtainable from the College web
site (www.racds.org) or from the College office.








SECTION 1 GENERAL INFORMATION

Introduction

1. The onus of responsibility for undertaking and fulfilling the requirements of these
regulations rests with the candidate.

2. In these regulations and in the appendix to these regulations, the following definitions
apply:

(a) Enrolment: the process of application to become a candidate for the award of
Membership or Fellowship of the College

(b) Registration: the process of application to sit for an examination

(c) Provisional Registration: the process of registration when approval of an
application for exemption from the primary examination is pending

(d) Admission: the process by which candidates who fulfil the requirements of the
regulations for examination are identified for election to Membership or Fellowship

(e) Election: the process by which Council grants Membership or Fellowship

(f) Post-nominal: letters placed after the name of the individual to indicate successful
election to Membership or Fellowship (refer to Part F below)

3 The qualifications awarded by examination by the Royal Australasian College of Dental
Surgeons are:

(a) Membership in General Dental Practice (refer to Part B below)

(b) Fellowship in General Dental Practice (refer to Part C below)

(c) Membership in Specialist Dental Practice (in a discipline -refer to Part D below)

(d) Fellowship in Specialist Dental Practice (in a discipline refer to Part E below)

The Membership Program in General Dental Practice is a pathway to the acquisition of
further knowledge in general dentistry.

Specialist Dental Practice programs are designed for the specialist dentist who wishes to
gain Membership and eventually Fellowship in a specialist discipline of dentistry.

Membership and Fellowship is currently available in eight Specialist Dental Practice
disciplines:

 Dental Public Health
 Endodontics
 Oral Medicine

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 Orthodontics
 Paediatric Dentistry
 Periodontics
 Prosthodontics
 Special Needs Dentistry

Fellowship is also available in the Specialty Practice of:
 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dentists who have satisfied the requirements of these regulations may be admitted to
Membership or Fellowship as applicable.

Note: Candidates should seek advice from their relevant registering authority regarding
the status of Membership or Fellowship.

4 Fees payable are determined from time to time by College Council, at its absolute
discretion. Reference should be made to the Scale of Fees.

5 Certain fees may be refundable, as specified in the College’s refund policy.

Enrolment

6 The following Regulations apply:

(a) Dentists wishing to register for college examinations must enrol, pay the prescribed
fee and nominate which program (General or Specialist Dental Practice) they intend
to undertake.

At the time of enrolment certified evidence must be produced from a registering
authority that they are entitled to practise dentistry.

(b) Non-dentists who wish to sit for the primary examination (see Part C below) must
enrol and pay the prescribed fee.

(c) Enrolment is valid for a maximum of six years, or until such time as the candidate
has fulfilled the requirements set out for election to Membership or Fellowship of
the College (see Part B and Part C below).

(d) All supporting documents to an application must be certified. The RACDS accepts
documents certified by any of the following:

For Australian / New Zealand Residents:
A Fellow of the College
Justice of the Peace / Commissioner for Affidavits / Commissioner for
Declarations
Staff of an Australian Overseas Diplomatic Mission
Administrative staff of the institution which originally issued the documents
Head of a Department of a Dental Hospital or Dental Facility
RACDS CEO
Judge of a Court / Master of a Court/ Magistrate
CEO of a Commonwealth Court
Registrar or Deputy Registrar of a Court / Clerk of a Court
Sherriff of the Court

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Member of the Australian Defence Force – rank of Officer of higher
Police Officer – rank of Sergeant or higher
For Overseas Residents:
A Fellow of the College
Justice of the Peace
Staff of an Australian Overseas Diplomatic Mission
Administrative staff of the institution which originally issued the documents
Registrar / Senior Staff of an overseas Australian Education Institution (i.e.
Australian Education International or authorised Australian education
organisation)


Registration

7 The following regulations apply to registration in either the Membership or Fellowship
programs:

(a) Enrolled candidates are required to register and pay the full fee for the examination
by the date specified on the College Calendar of Examinations and Courses (‘the
Calendar’). Registration is only valid for that examination.

(b) At the time of registration, certified evidence must be produced from a registering
authority that they are entitled to practice dentistry.

(c) The College reserves the right to change the nominated examiners and to amend
the timing and dates of examinations whenever conditions warrant. If examinations
are cancelled or postponed, the examination registration fee will be refunded in
full. The College does not take any responsibility for any other costs incurred by the
candidate.

(d) When a candidate withdraws registration for an examination, or fails to attend the
examination, the fees paid may be refunded in part as specified in the College’s
refund policy. Applications for a refund based on compassionate or medical
grounds may be made in writing to the Chief Executive Officer.

Evidence for the failure to attend an examination on medical or compassionate
grounds should be sent to the College within seven days of the failure to attend.

8 Following admission to Membership or Fellowship, the successful candidate will be
awarded a testamur certifying the examination passed.

9 Successful candidates are entitled to use the post-nominal set out in the relevant Clause
of Section F below.

10 Candidates who are unsuccessful in any of the Membership or Fellowship examinations
will receive a report on their performance within two months of the examination.

Examination results and any feedback on the examination from examiners including a
copy of the failed candidate report will be forwarded to the relevant Board of Studies for
noting. In addition for trainees in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program, a
copy of the examination report will be sent to the Director of Training.

11 Concurrent Registration


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Candidates may apply for concurrent registration in the primary and final examinations.

The Registrar may grant an application for concurrent registration for the primary and the
final examinations subject to advising the candidate that the College can in no way
recommend such a course of action and that concurrent registration is not allowed under
the conditions of the Regulations for Examination and Fellowship.

However, permission may be granted subject to the proviso that the final examination
may only be undertaken on the successful completion of the primary examination,
subject also to forfeiture of the final examination registration fee in the event of an
unsuccessful attempt at the primary examination.

The candidate’s attention shall also be drawn to the penalties in regard to the refund of
registration fees in the lead-up period to both examinations.



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Membership in General Dental Practice

12 Admission to Membership in General Dental Practice is achieved by completing the
requirements set out in the appendix to these regulations titled ‘Appendix to Regulations

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leading to Membership and Fellowship in General and Specialist Dental Practice –
MRACDS General Dental Practice’.

Fellowship in General Dental Practice

13 Admission to Fellowship in General Dental Practice is achieved by a sequence of:
(a) (i) completion of, or exemption from, the Primary Examination (Clauses 13, 14),

OR

(ii) completion of MRACDS in General Dental Practice

(b) completion of the Final Examination (Clauses 16 - 21)

Primary Examination

14 Registration for the primary examination must be made by the date specified in the
calendar.

15 Exemption from the primary examination may be allowed to those candidates who:

(a) produce evidence of having passed the primary examination for Fellowship in:
The Faculty of Dental Surgery of:
 the Royal College of Surgeons of England, or
 the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, or
 the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, or
 the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland,

OR

(b) produce evidence of having passed
(i) the Primary Examination for Fellowship or Membership of the Faculty of
General Dental Practitioners Part 1, or
(ii) Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties, or
(iii) Part A of the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons examination
of:
 the Royal College of Surgeons of England, or
 the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, or
 the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, or
 the Faculty of Dentistry Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, or

(c) produce evidence of having passed any relevant membership examination of the
colleges nominated in (a), or

(d) produce evidence of having passed the Part I examination for Fellowship in the
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, or

(e) hold a university higher degree in research or a degree leading to a specialist
qualification in the health sciences, such a degree being of not less than two
years full time study or its equivalent, or
(f) are granted exemption by College Council at its absolute discretion, on the
holding of approved qualifications .


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16 Information regarding the subject matter and conduct of the primary examination is
contained in ‘Appendix to the Regulations leading to Membership and Fellowship in
General and Specialist Dental Practice – FRACDS General Dental Practice’.

Final Examination

17 Registration for the final examination must be made by the date specified in the calendar.

18 Registration for the final examination will not be accepted until the candidate has passed,
or been exempted, from the primary examination, or has been admitted to MRACDS in
General or Specialist Dental Practice.

19 At the time of registration for the final examination candidates must produce certified
evidence from a registering authority that they hold a current licence to practise dentistry
as a dentist.

20 Registration for the final examination will not be accepted until 3 years after the
candidate has obtained a dental qualification, during which time the candidate must have
completed a minimum of two years clinical experience as a dentist.

21 Provisional registration and payment of the appropriate fee for the final examination may
be accepted, provided that a candidate who does not comply with Clause 14 (exemption
from the primary examination) prior to the date of registration for the final examination
will so comply prior to the date of the final examination.

22 Information regarding the subject matter and conduct of the final examination is
contained in ‘Appendix to the Regulations leading to Membership and Fellowship in
General and Specialist Dental Practice.’

Readmission to Examinations

23 There is no limitation on the number of readmissions to examination - however, in special
circumstances following a number of fail results, a candidate will be advised of the
inadvisability of re-presenting for the examination.


Final Examination - expansion

24 Retrospective to the 2003 final examination, candidates who pass one part of the
examination and achieve a redeemable grade in the other part of the examination may
take only the failed part at the succeeding examination; their fee being set at
approximately 50% of the admission fee.


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Pathways to Membership and Fellowship in Specialist Dental Practice




Membership in Specialist Dental Practice

25 As specified in Clause 3, Membership is offered in Specialist Dental Practice with the
exception of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

26 Admission to Membership in Specialist Dental Practice is achieved by completing the
requirements set out in the relevant appendix to these regulations titled ‘Appendix to the
Regulations Leading to Membership and Fellowship in General Dental Practice and
Specialist Dental Practice ’ and selecting the relevant appendix by reference to Table 1.


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The relevant appendices detail the requirements for eligibility, areas of study, assessment
and award of Membership in each specialist discipline.

27 The dates for application and examination are specified in the calendar.

Fellowship in Specialist Dental Practice

28 As specified in Clause 3, Fellowship is offered in all Specialist Dental Practice disciplines.

29 Admission to Fellowship in Specialist Dental Practice is achieved by completing the
requirements set out in the relevant appendix to the regulations identified by the
relevant appendix by reference to Table 1.

30 Standards and requirements applying to examinations in a particular Specialist Dental
Practice discipline are set out in the relevant appendix to the regulations.

31 In order to register for an examination, candidates must apply to the relevant Board of
Studies for an assessment of eligibility. Candidates assessed to be eligible will be so
informed and invited to register for the examination, as provided in Clause 30.

32 Approval of the appropriate Board of Studies for eligibility for registration for the Final
Examination for Fellowship is valid for three years.

33 Applications for registration for the final examination for Fellowship in a Specialist Dental
Practice discipline shall be:

(a) made on the prescribed form

(b) accompanied by the prescribed fee

(c) lodged with the College before the due date specified in the calendar.

34 The closing dates for application for registration and of the examination vary and will be
specified in the calendar.

Post-Nominals

35 (a) Pursuant to By-Law 3 of the College, a candidate who satisfies the requirements
of General Dental Practice of the regulations and who is elected to Membership
of the College may use the post-nominal description:

MRACDS(GDP)

(b) Pursuant to By-Law 3 of the College, a candidate who satisfies the requirements
of General Dental Practice of the regulations and who is elected to Fellowship of
the College may use the post-nominal description:

FRACDS(GDP)

36 (a) Pursuant to By-Law 3 of the College, a Fellow of the College who satisfied the
requirements of General Dental Practice of the regulations prior to 19 May 1986
and who has in addition been awarded a Diploma at an advanced level may use
the description appropriate to the Specialist Dental Practice discipline in respect
of which the Diploma was awarded, i.e.,

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Endodontics FRACDS(DEndo)
Oral Surgery FRACDS(DOS)

(b) Pursuant to By-Law 3 of the College, a candidate who satisfies the requirements
for Specialist Dental Practice examination of these regulations may use the post-
nominal letters MRACDS followed by the description appropriate to the specialist
discipline, i.e.,

Dental Public Health MRACDS(DPH)
Endodontics MRACDS(Endo)
Oral Medicine MRACDS(OralMed)
Orthodontics MRACDS(Orth)
Paediatric Dentistry MRACDS(Paed)
Periodontics MRACDS(Perio)
Prosthodontics MRACDS(Pros)
Special Needs Dentistry MRACDS(SND)

(c) Pursuant to By-Law 3 of the College, a candidate who satisfies the requirements
for a Specialist Dental Practice examination in these regulations for Fellowship
may use the post-nominal letters FRACDS followed by the description appropriate
to the specialist discipline, i.e.,

Dental Public Health FRACDS(DPH)
Endodontics FRACDS(Endo)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery FRACDS(OMS)
Oral Medicine FRACDS(OralMed)
Orthodontics FRACDS(Orth)
Paediatric Dentistry FRACDS(Paed)
Periodontics FRACDS(Perio)
Prosthodontics FRACDS(Pros)
Special Needs Dentistry FRACDS(SND)

37 Attainment of Fellowship in a discipline precludes the use of the Membership post-
nominal in the same discipline.

38 A Fellow in General Dental Practice (i.e., ‘FRACDS(GDP)’), if admitted to Membership or
Fellowship in a Specialist Dental Practice discipline, may in addition use the post-nominal
relevant to the Specialist Dental Practice discipline.

39 In those cases when Membership and Fellowship are held in different disciplines, the
Membership post-nominal precedes the Fellowship post-nominal.









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SECTION 2 GENERAL DENTAL PRACTICE

Membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in General
Dental Practice (MRACDS(GDP))

Introduction

This section describes the formal requirements for the attainment of Membership of the Royal
Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in General Dental Practice - MRACDS(GDP).

1. Award by the College Council of the MRACDS(GDP) follows successful completion of
appropriate postgraduate or continuing professional development (CPD) courses and related
RACDS assessment components. The MRACDS(GDP) Program is a two year structured
educational learning program for qualified General Dental Practitioners (GDPs), with the
following aims:

 To enhance the knowledge and skills of GDPs
 To enable GDPs to provide an ongoing high standard of patient management, diagnosis
and treatment for the benefit of the community
 To support and recognise involvement in CPD courses currently available
 To provide a structured approach to CPD
 To provide GDPs with an opportunity to obtain a recognised postgraduate qualification
in general dental practice
 To enhance alliances between the RACDS and other CPD course providers
 To encourage GDPs involvement in the RACDS.

Note: The MRACDS(GDP) on its own is not a registrable qualification to practice dentistry in
Australia or New Zealand.

2. Fees payable are determined from time to time by the College Council , the amount of such
fees being at its absolute discretion and payable in respect of:

 Enrolment
 Registration
 Application for each assessment component
 Award of the MRACDS(GDP)



3. All enquiries and communications in relation to the MRACDS(GDP) Program must be
addressed to the Board of Studies for General Dental Practice care of the College office.

Definitions

4. Enrolment – the process of application to become a candidate of the College.


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5. Registration – the mechanism by which a candidate registers for the MRACDS(GDP)
Program, and makes payment for half the module assessment components of the program.

6. Appropriate Course – A continuing professional development or postgraduate course
appropriate for the MRACDS(GDP) and its module requirements.


General Dental Practice – Pathways to Membership and Fellowship




Registration

7. To register in the MRACDS(GDP) Program, candidates must:

 Complete a registration form and submit the requisite documentation to the College
office.
 Pay the prescribed fees (see 2 above).

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Application for Assessment

8. Application for each assessment component must be made at least one week before the
appropriate assessment component is conducted, in accordance with closing dates set out in
the college examination calendar.

9. Evidence of satisfactory completion of the relevant course requirements must be provided.

10. Any assessment fees not paid at the outset of the year (as part of registration) need to be paid
in full at the time of applying to present for an assessment component. The fee for
readmission to any assessment component shall be the same as for admission to that
component. Where a candidate provides written advice withdrawing an application for an
assessment component, the fee payable may be refunded in part as determined from time to
time by College Council, provided that such notice of withdrawal is received more than thirty
days before the date set for the assessment.

11. Where a candidate who, on medical or compassionate grounds, fails to appear for an
assessment component for which entry has been accepted, no more than half of the fee
payable may be refunded. The proportion of the fee to be returned may be varied at the
discretion of College Council. The evidence for medical or compassionate grounds should be
received by the College within seven days of the failure to appear.

12. Acceptance of application for an assessment component shall be at the absolute discretion
of the College Council.

Areas of Study/Modules

13. Candidates must satisfactorily complete nine modules covering the following areas of study:

Six compulsory modules

Essentials of Clinical Practice
 Practice Management, Law, Ethics and Risk Management
 Medical Emergencies
 Infection Control

Clinical Practice
 Therapeutics in Dentistry and Pain and Pain Management
 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
 Clinical Examination Technique and Dental Imaging

Plus three of the six elective modules:
 Endodontics
 Periodontics
 Dentoalveolar Surgery
 Operative Dentistry

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 Combined Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Special Needs Dentistry
 Combined Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

Further detail on these areas of study and the respective training objectives can be found in
the Program Guide for the MRACDS(GDP) on page 19.

14. The requirements for completion of each module include:
 Satisfactory completion of appropriate courses (see 6 above).
 Satisfactory completion of assessment components (see 22 below).

15. Candidates must claim at least six hours of appropriate course content per module, with an
expected 12 hours appropriate course content per module. Candidates may spend increased
course time in modules to ensure completion of a minimum of 120 hours of appropriate
courses, but only up to a maximum of 18 hours appropriate course content claimed in any
one module.

Course Requirements

16. Candidates must satisfactorily complete the equivalent of a minimum of nine modules with
at least 120 hours of appropriate courses over a two year period. Under special
circumstances a candidate may apply to the Board of Studies and an extension may be given.
Some flexibility will be allowed in relation to this period, to a maximum of three years.

17. A listing of recommended courses can be found on the College website or obtained from the
College office.

18. Candidates will be allowed flexibility in relation to their choice of courses, provided the
standard and breadth of content are appropriate. It is acknowledged that courses additional
to those recommended by the College may be identified.

Assessment

19. Assessment is conducted by the College and consists of the following components:
 Eight open book short answer questions for the core modules.
 One case report per elective, to be submitted by no later than three months prior to the
viva voce examination for which the candidate intends to present.
 A half hour face to face viva voce case presentation prior to completion of the
MRACDS(GDP) Program.

20. Each assessment component which is directly related to a module may be taken on
completion of the relevant module, as confirmed by the College.

21. The final viva voce case presentation may be taken on confirmed completion of all the other
assessment components. Candidates may make only three attempts at the viva voce
examination.

22. Guidelines for assessment will be forwarded to candidates making application for each
assessment component.


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23. Assessment will be on a pass / fail basis.

24. Results from examiners will be forwarded to candidates once available.

25. Candidates who are unsuccessful at an assessment component will receive in writing within
six weeks of completion of the assessment component, brief constructive comment on their
performance. No further correspondence will be entered into.
26. Candidates who are unsuccessful at an assessment component can apply to be reassessed,
but normally only on a maximum of two further occasions. The assessment fee is to be paid
on each occasion an assessment component is applied for.

Note: At the time of application, candidates whose assessment components do not fulfill the
requirements described in the Guidelines for the MRACDS(GDP) will not be permitted to
proceed with the assessment. The assessment fee may be carried forward to a subsequent
assessment component.

Qualification and Admission

27. In accordance with the Constitution of the College, candidates successfully completing the
course and assessment requirements of the MRACDS(GDP) Program and on payment of the
appropriate fees, may be awarded the qualification MRACDS(GDP) by the Council and
admitted to Membership of the College, and may use the post-nominal MRACDS(GDP).

28. Holders of the MRACDS(GDP) are eligible to apply to register for the final examination for
Fellowship in General Dental Practice.

MRACDS Benefits and Obligations

29. Unless otherwise exempted, MRACDS(GDP) Members of the College must pay an annual
subscription as determined by the College Council .

30. MRACDS(GDP) Members of the College may participate in college educational and social
activities and enjoy other privileges as provided in the Constitution or granted by College
Council. The rights and obligations are set out in the College Constitution.

31. All matters pertaining to the Appendix to the Regulations are at the absolute discretion of the
College Council.

Program Guide


INTRODUCTION

General Dentists are primary dental care providers with a registrable qualification. They provide oral health
care for patients in all age groups. The General Dentist is responsible for the diagnosis, management and
overall coordination of services related to patients' oral health needs and their ongoing maintenance.

General Dentists are well educated in all facets of oral health care. They have the ability to diagnose oral
health conditions but are not necessarily skilled at the specialist level in performing all treatment
requirements in dentistry.

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General Dentists are educated and skilled in recognising those conditions that are beyond their scope of
practice and are able to identify the correct specialist service(s) required to manage the particular
condition(s).

General Dentists undertake regular continuing professional development in order to maintain and develop
their skill levels.

This Program Guide outlines the steps necessary for eligibility to proceed to assessment for Membership of
the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in General Dental Practice, and the assessment format.

The process of satisfying the requirements for MRACDS(GDP) has been designed to be flexible both in
terms of fulfilling eligibility requirements and for sitting each assessment component.


Example of time-line for completion:

Completion in two years Completion in three years
Year 1
Jan/Feb Induction day Jan/Feb Induction day
May/June 1x SAQ assessment May/June 1x SAQ assessment
Aug/Sept 2x SAQ assessment Aug/Sept 1x SAQ assessment
Throughout year Case report preparation Throughout year Case report preparation
Year 2
Jan/Feb 2x SAQ assessment Jan/Feb 1x SAQ assessment
May/June 1x SAQ assessment May/June 1x SAQ assessment
August Ensure all case reports
have been submitted
Throughout year Case report preparation
November Viva voce Aug/Sept 1x SAQ assessment
Year 3
Jan/Feb 1x SAQ assessment
March Ensure all case reports
have been submitted
June Viva voce
NB. Case reports can be submitted at any time throughout the program, with the proviso that they must be submitted at least three months prior
to the viva voce examination.

SAQ – Short Answer Question



ASSESSMENT COMPONENTS

Assessment of the MRACDS(GDP) evaluates knowledge of and skills in, general dentistry necessary to
provide a high level of dental service for the community.

Short answer questions and viva voce examinations are held on specified dates which are advertised on the
College website. It is recommended that as a minimum, candidates should aim to complete three short
answer question modules in the first year, three in the second year, with the case reports being submitted
at any stage during the program. The last case report must be submitted at least three months prior to the
intended viva voce examination. The viva voce examination can be undertaken after all other assessments
have been successfully completed.


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Short Answer Questions

The six compulsory core modules are assessed by open book, short answer questions (SAQ). The aim of
this assessment is to enable candidates to demonstrate their understanding of general practice dentistry.
Undertaking continual professional development assists candidates in this assessment component.

This assessment is conducted during one weekend in an assessment round with one SAQ module per
weekend permitted during each assessment round. Candidates are invited to nominate the SAQ module/s
to be undertaken prior to the assessment round. Candidates are then emailed the eight SAQs for the
module by 5.00pm on the Friday and responses must be submitted within 48 hours, but no later than
5.00pm on the Sunday. Failure to submit without showing cause by this time constitutes a failure of the
module. Additional information is provided in the MRACDS Short Answer Questions: Notes for Candidates.

To obtain a pass, candidates must pass all eight questions. Candidates who do not pass up to two
questions in a module will be given the opportunity to resubmit answers to those questions. Failure of the
resubmission results in failure of the module. If three or more questions are not passed, the candidate fails
the module. A candidate who fails a module must pay a repeat module fee on reattempting that module. A
candidate who does not pass will receive written feedback. All failures are reviewed by the Examinations
Committee.


Case Reports

Case reports for three out of the six elective modules (one case reports per module) may be submitted at
any time over the course of the program but the last date for submission is three months prior to
presenting for the viva voce examination. Each case report must cover the candidate’s own treatment of
cases representing the broad range of issues covered in the chosen electives. Candidates must select three
different elective modules.

The case reports are presented in a written format and are structured to enable the candidate to
demonstrate their understanding of their chosen electives and clinical relevance using valid scientific and
clinical evidence.

The aim of this assessment component is to enable candidates to present their own clinical work and also
to reflect on the treatment provided. It enables discussion of possible alternatives, modifications of
treatment or issues raised during treatment. Candidates must submit details of examinations, diagnosis and
treatment plans, options for treatment and the eventual treatment provided and final outcomes. A
discussion and critical analysis of rationale for treatment and overall outcome for the patient must be
provided. Candidates should submit before and after images (photographs/radiographs) to support their
case reports. The case reports should cover a range of topics. The reports should be of high quality, in that
they must conform to appropriate layout and format as detailed in the MRACDS(GDP) Case Reports: Notes
for Candidates. Expression, language and terminology used should be clear and precise and of a
professional standard. A proficient level of English is expected when presenting assessments.

Case reports are marked on a pass/fail basis, however in some instances for minor corrections, a
resubmission may be allowed. A candidate who does not pass will receive written feedback. A candidate
who fails a case report must pay a repeat assessment fee on submission of a new case report.
All failures are reviewed by the Examinations Committee.


Viva Voce Examination

Once candidates have passed all core and elective modules they are eligible to present for the viva voce
examination. The aim of the viva voce examination is to enable candidates to demonstrate their

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understanding of a case or cases describing a clinical scenario. The candidate is expected to discuss various
aspects of the case with the examiners.

The viva voce is held on three occasions each year or as determined by the Board. The viva voce
examination will be of 30 minutes’ duration and comprises:
a) A five minute perusal of the case.
b) Assessment and discussion of the case.
c) Assessment of the candidate’s knowledge in clinical dentistry.

If a second case is used, candidates will be provided with additional perusal time.

The viva voce examination will be conducted by two examiners nominated by the Board of Studies for
General Dental Practice Candidates should note that if fewer than three candidates have registered to
present for the viva voce examination, it may be cancelled and registration fees refunded. Viva voce
examinations are marked on a pass/fail basis. A candidate who does not pass will receive written feedback.
A candidate who fails a viva voce examination must pay a repeat assessment fee on submission of a new
case report.

All failures are reviewed by the Examinations Committee.

Failure to attend the viva voce examination without showing cause constitutes a failure.

Candidates commencing the program from 2014 are permitted a maximum of three attempts at the viva
voce examination.


AREAS OF STUDY/MODULES

Relevant continuing professional development (CPD) courses may be completed at any time over the
course of the program. Although candidates must demonstrate completion of 120 hours minimum
continuing Professional Development, it is at the discretion of the candidate to match relevant courses to
module completion.

Candidates should aim to complete at least 6 hours of appropriate course content per module, with ideally
12 hours of appropriate course content per module. Candidates may spend increased course time in
modules to ensure completion of a minimum of 120 hours of appropriate courses, but only up to a
maximum of 18 hours appropriate course content claimed in any one module.

The following is an outline of the areas of study in the nine modules to be satisfactorily completed in the
MRACDS(GDP) Program. This outline serves as a guide to the range of subjects which might be covered in
the related appropriate courses and associated reading.


READING LIST

A topic related web-based reading list is available to candidates to supplement the required educational
activities and to assist in preparation for assessment. This can be found on the College website.


COMPULSORY MODULES

The following six modules are compulsory:

 Practice Management, Law, Ethics and Risk Management
 Medical Emergencies

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 Infection Control
 Therapeutics in Dentistry, Pain and Pain Management
 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
 Clinical Examination Technique and Dental Imaging


Practice Management, Law, Ethics and Risk Management

Training Objectives

On completion of the Practice Management, Law, Ethics and Risk Management module of the
MRACDS(GDP) program, candidates should be able to:
 Demonstrate a working knowledge of the laws and legal and clinical aspects applicable to general
dental practice. This will include an understanding of the Dental Practice Act, Privacy Compliance
requirements and Infection Control Guidelines.
 Ensure maintenance and audit of up to date clinical and accounting records.
 Demonstrate a commitment to ethical practices in dentistry.
 Apply ethical principles to professional dental practice.
 Apply the principles of jurisprudence to the practice of dentistry.
 Prevent avoidable harm to patients and reduce risk in their dental practices.
 Demonstrate an understanding of medical indemnity issues.
 Demonstrate a sound working knowledge of patient management, case selection and assessment
and informed consent.
 Demonstrate an understanding of aspects of private versus public practice.
 Ensure maintenance of up to date patient records.
 Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and professional obligations and reality of
managing/owning a dental practice.
 Establish a practice, employ staff, and ensure appropriate design is in place.
 Demonstrate an understanding of the legal, financial and administrative requirements and systems
associated with practice management.
 Use professional debt and financial planning skills.
 Demonstrate an understanding of general human resource and management issues.
 Demonstrate an understanding of operations/systems management in a dental practice.
 Demonstrate an understanding of the benefits of personal development.

Areas of Professional Development

Candidates should focus their professional development on the following areas:
 Legal issues and jurisprudence
 The Dental Practice Act
 Records management - clinical and accounting
 Computerisation and auditing
 History taking
 Privacy Laws
 Infection Control
 Risk Management
 Pretreatment assessments
 Case Selection: patient and dentist criteria
 Informed consent
 Private vs Public practice

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 Purchase and Disposal of a Practice
Valuations
Legal obligations
Choice of location
Squatting vs existing practice

 Employee Dentists
Methods of employment
Service contracts, Australian Work Agreements
Legal structures
Service companies
Remuneration
Responsibilities
 Surgery design
Ergonomics
IT
Cabinetry
Surfaces
Sterile vs non sterile areas
Equipment selection
Maintenance
Disposable vs single use
Stock control

 Human Resources
Hiring and firing
Choosing and managing a team
Employment awards
Contracts
Remuneration
Duties
Reviewing performance
Employer and employee responsibilities
Practice manuals
Induction of new staff

 Business of dentistry
Accountancy
Practice structures: trusts, service
companies
Regulatory requirements
Taxation: personal, P/L, PAYG, FBT, GST,
CGT
Managing BAS
Superannuation – staff
Superannuation – personal, self-managed
funds
Investing

 Productivity
Marketing – internal and external
Appointment management
Case presentation and educating patients
Treatment planning and organisation
Managing patient financial agreements
Third party insurers

 Personal development
Health and well being
Work-Life balance
Measuring success
Planning for the future

 Patients
Environs: waiting room, bathroom
Surgery design
Reception and welcome: communication
techniques, phone skills, scripted
dialogue
New patient contact
Relationship building
The anxious patient
The difficult patient
Recalls
Cancellations
No shows
Complaints
Referring patients,
Follow ups
Informed consent
New patient information and
confidentiality
Maintaining records



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Medical Emergencies

Training Objectives

On completion of the Medical Emergencies module of the MRACDS(GDP) program, candidates should be
able to:
 Respond rapidly in an emergency and apply systematic principles of emergency management.
 Demonstrate an understanding of the basic sciences relevant to medical emergencies in general
dentistry.
 Demonstrate an understanding of the contents of emergency drug kits for dental practice
surgeries.
 Ensure staff are trained in the management of medical emergencies.


Areas of Professional Development

Candidates should focus their professional development on the following areas:

 Basic sciences
Anatomy
Physiology
Pathology
Pharmacology
Microbiology
Biochemistry

 Common medical emergencies
Vaso-vagal Syncope
Hypoglycaemia
Cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
Angina and Acute Myocardial Infarct (AMI)
Anaphylaxis
Adrenal Suppression

 Advanced CPR
Airway management
Foreign bodies
Cardiac massage
Monitoring techniques eg pulse

 Staff Training in medical emergencies
Induction and ongoing
Manuals
 Emergency drug kits
Basic pharmacological agents
Administration
Sublingual
Oral
Inhalation
Subcutaneous
Intramuscular
Intravenous




Infection Control

Training Objectives

On completion of the Infection Control module of the MRACDS(GDP) program, candidates should be able
to:
 Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory and clinical aspects of infection control issues
applicable to the practice of dentistry.
 Develop infection control working protocols.
 Ensure surgery design, in particular in relation to OH&S and sterilisation, is of a high standard and
in keeping with requirements.
 Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of sterilisation.
 Demonstrate an understanding of occupational health and safety issues.
 Remain up to date in relation to infection control requirement developments.


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Areas of Professional Development

Candidates should focus their professional development on the following areas:

 Surgery Design
Ergonomics
Surfaces
Sterilisation areas
Equipment selection and maintenance
Single use vs disposable

 Principles of Sterilisation
Microbiology-general and dental
Sterilisation procedures
Aseptic/antiseptic techniques
Private vs public dentistry
Surgical vs conservative dentistry
Cross infection control
Instrument tracking
 Occupational Health & Safety
Staff training
Practice manuals
Identifying key personnel
Regulatory requirements






Therapeutics in Dentistry, Pain and Pain Management

Training Objectives

On completion of the Therapeutics in Dentistry, Pain and Pain Management module of the MRACDS(GDP)
program, candidates should be able to:

 Demonstrate an understanding of a range of medications and other therapeutic treatments,
including antimicrobials, antibiotics, anti-virals, anti-fungals, herbal and non-prescribed
medications, anti-inflammatories, analgesics, anaesthetics, fluoride, mouthwashes and bleaching.
 Demonstrate the capacity to assess the actions, side effects and interactions of various medications
and therapeutic treatments.
 Perform a patient assessment and formulate a plan which reduces the risk of an emergency
occurring during patient care.
 Demonstrate a working knowledge of the use of local anesthesia.
 Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific basis of pain and pain control in clinical hygiene
practice.
 Safely practise pain control techniques.
 Ensure staff are trained in the use of pain management techniques as appropriate to their
positions.


Areas of Professional Development

Candidates should focus their professional development on the following areas:

 Actions, side effects and interactions of medications
 Antimicrobials, antibiotics, anti-virals, anti-fungals
 Herbal and non prescribed medications
 Anti-inflammatories
 Analgesics
 Anaesthetics

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 Fluoride
 Other mechanisms of caries control
 Mouthwashes
 Bleaching etc

 Clinical presentation

 Differential diagnosis

 Scientific basis of pain, including
Biochemistry
Physiology
Neuroanatomy
Neurophysiology
Histopathology

 Training of Staff
from reception to operatory

 Diagnosis and Management, including
- Pain of systemic origin
- Orofacial pain

 Anaesthesia
Local
Sedation
General



Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Training Objectives

On completion of the Diagnosis and Treatment Planning module of the MRACDS(GDP) program,
candidates should be able to demonstrate:

 An understanding of the philosophy of total oral health care for each patient and the interactions of
the GDP with specialists in overall treatment plan for the individual.
 The capacity to communicate about clinical cases with other health professionals/providers.
 The capacity to communicate with the patient about their oral health status, treatment options and
potential outcomes.


Areas of Professional Development

Candidates should focus their professional development on the following areas:

 Peer group contact
 Diagnostic techniques
 Occlusion
 Treatment planning
 Treatment outcomes
 Risk management



Clinical Examination Technique and Dental Imaging

Training Objectives

On completion of the Clinical Examination Technique and Dental Imaging module of the MRACDS(GDP)
program, candidates should be able to demonstrate:


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 The ability to conduct a comprehensive patient interview and conduct comprehensive clinical
examination, accurately record history and clinical findings, and differentially diagnose the most
common oral diseases.
 An understanding of radiology and photography techniques and technologies.
 Knowledge in the differential diagnosis of periapical and bitewing radiographs, orthopantographs,
lateral skull and cephalogram images, TMJ views, CT scans and Tomograms.
 The ability to recording and utilize clinical and intraoral photographs


Areas of Professional Development

Candidates should focus the professional development on the following areas:

 Patient interview, history clinical examination
 Evaluation of clinical findings
 Differential diagnosis of common oral diseases.
 Radiology and photography techniques and technologies.
 Differential diagnosis of periapical and bitewing radiographs, orthopantographs, lateral skull and
cephalogram images, TMJ views, CT scans and Tomograms.
 Recording and utilising clinical and intraoral photography




ELECTIVE MODULES

Three of the following six electives are to be completed:

 Operative Dentistry
 Dentoalveolar Surgery
 Endodontics
 Periodontics
 Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
 Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Special Needs Dentistry



Operative Dentistry

Training Objectives

On completion of the Conservative Restorative Dentistry module of the MRACDS(GDP) program,
candidates should be able to:

 Demonstrate a sound understanding of the principles and current issues applicable to
Conservative Restorative Dentistry.
 Demonstrate an understanding of patient assessment, treatment planning, treatment procedures
and transitional treatment planning concepts in Conservative Restorative Dentistry.
 Plan and provide clinical services applicable to Conservative Restorative Dentistry in a general
dental practice.





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Areas of Professional Development

Candidates should focus their professional development on the following areas:
 Materials – material science assessment and selection
 Case and Materials Selection
 Minimum Intervention
 Bonding- apex to crown
 Direct and indirect techniques



Dentoalveolar Surgery

Training Objectives

On completion of the Dentoalveolar Surgery module of the MRACDS(GDP) program, candidates should be
able to:

 Demonstrate a sound understanding of the principles and current issues applicable to
Dentoalveolar Surgery in particular anatomy, physiology, microbiology and pharmacology.
 Demonstrate an understanding of patient assessment, treatment planning, treatment procedures
and transitional treatment planning concepts in Dentoalveolar Surgery.
 Plan and provide clinical services applicable to Dentoalveolar Surgery in a general dental practice.


Areas of Professional Development

Candidates should focus their professional development on the following areas:

 Applied Science – anatomy, pathology, microbiology, pharmacology
 Diagnosis
 Management
 Procedural Treatment



Endodontics

Training Objectives

On completion of the Endodontics module of the MRACDS(GDP) program, candidates should be able to:

 Demonstrate a sound understanding of the principles and current issues applicable to Endodontics,
in particular anatomy, pathology, microbiology, pharmacology and neuroanatomy.
 Demonstrate an understanding of patient assessment, treatment planning, treatment procedures
and transitional treatment planning concepts in Endodontics.
 Plan and provide clinical services applicable to Endodontics in a general dental practice.


Areas of Professional Development

Candidates should focus their professional development on the following areas:

 Applied Science – anatomy, pathology, microbiology, pharmacology, neuroanatomy

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 Indications
 Diagnostic techniques
 Treatment techniques



Periodontics

Training Objectives

On completion of the Periodontics module of the MRACDS(GDP) program, candidates should be able to:

 Demonstrate a sound understanding of the principles and current issues applicable to Periodontics,
in particular pathology, microbiology, pharmacology and immunology.
 Demonstrate an understanding of patient assessment, treatment planning, treatment procedures
and transitional treatment planning concepts in Periodontics.
 Plan and provide clinical services applicable to Periodontics in a general dental practice.


Areas of Professional Development

Candidates should focus their professional development on the following areas:

 Applied Science – pathology, microbiology, pharmacology, immunology
 Criteria for case selection
 Therapy
 Interdisciplinary management
 Maintenance and outcome measurement



Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

Training Objectives

On completion of the Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics module of the MRACDS(GDP) program,
candidates should be able to demonstrate:

 An understanding of history taking, clinical examination, treatment planning, obtaining informed
consent and communication with patient and parent/carer for the paediatric dental patient
 The ability to provide preventive treatment and caries management, interceptive treatment,
restorative treatments, pulp treatment in the primary dentition, pulp treatment in the immature
permanent dentition
 An understanding and knowledge of dental trauma in paediatric patients and management of
injuries in the developing dentition
 Knowledge of behaviour management, pain and anxiety control including techniques in local
anaesthesia, general anaesthesia and sedation
 The ability to undertake an orthodontic assessment including radiographs, study models, and an
understanding of the growth and development of the child, stages of dental development, occlusal
development and principles of dento-facial anomalies





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Areas of Professional Development

Candidates should focus their professional development on the following areas:

 History taking, clinical examination, treatment planning, obtaining informed consent,
communication with patient and parent/carer for the pediatric dental patient
 Preventive treatment and caries management
 Interceptive treatment, restorative treatments, pulp treatment in the primary dentition
 Pulp treatment in the immature permanent dentition
 Dental trauma and management of injuries in the developing dentition
 Behaviour management
 Pain and anxiety control
 Local anesthesia, general anesthesia and sedation
 Orthodontic assessment
 Growth and development of the child
 Interceptive orthodontics, space maintainers
 Removable appliances and conditions requiring referral
 Stages of dental development, occlusal development
 Principles of dento-facial anomalies
 Paediatric Radiography


Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Special Needs Dentistry

Training Objectives

On completion of the Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Special Needs Dentistry module of the
MRACDS(GDP) program, candidates should be able to demonstrate:

 An understanding of how to conduct a pre-clinical assessment including issues of advocacy, access
and consent, and the importance of communicating effectively with carers, GP’s and other allied
health providers.
 How to conduct a thorough history for the OM/OP/SND patient, how to conduct an examination for
the OM/OP/SND patient and understand the medical special tests and investigations relevant to
the OM/OP/SND patient.
 An understanding of OM/OP/SND treatment pathways including treatment phases and specialist
referral, and demonstrate competency in the management of common oral medicine and common
oral pathology problems.


Areas of Professional Development

Candidates should focus their professional development on the following areas:

 Assessment, advocacy, access and consent
 Communication with carers, GPs and other allied health providers
 History and Examination for the OM/OP/SND patient
 Special medical tests and investigations relevant to the OM/OP/SND patient
 Treatment pathways
 Management of common oral medicine and common oral pathology problems
 Specialist referral

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Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in General Dental
Practice (FRACDS(GDP))

Primary Examination for Fellowship in General Dental Practice

1 The subjects of the examination are:
 Anatomy
 Histology
 Physiology
 Cell biology & biochemistry
 Pathology
 Microbiology

Candidates should also be familiar with
 Standard statistical methods
 Pharmacology

Note: while not examined as a separate subject, pharmacology is relevant across all
disciplines and may be examined. Three hours of lectures on Pharmacology are included in
the Orientation Course and notes.

2. There will be a written and a viva voce examination in each subject.

3. Candidates are required to pass all subjects at the same examination.

4. Candidates who pass at least four subjects may be given credit for the subjects satisfactorily
completed. This credit is valid for a maximum period of three years, following which the
candidate will be required to present for all six subjects.

Final Examination for Fellowship in General Dental Practice

5. The examination consists of two parts:
(a) Part I: an examination in general dentistry

(b) Part II: an examination in one of the following three sections as selected by the
candidate:

(i) Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery and Oral Pathology
(ii) Restorative Dentistry and Periodontics
(iii) Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

6. There will be written, viva voce and clinically orientated examinations. Candidates will not
be required to carry out clinical treatment.

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8. Candidates who pass in one Part and fail the other Part may be given credit for the Part that
was satisfactorily completed. This credit is valid for a maximum period of three years,
following which the candidate will be required to present for both Parts.



Guidelines for candidates for the Primary Examination

Introduction

1.1 These guidelines are intended to assist candidates in their preparation for the Primary
Examination.

1.2 The Primary Examination assesses theoretical knowledge in six basic science subjects from a
clinical dental perspective. The subjects of examination are:

 Anatomy
 Cell biology and biochemistry
 Histology
 Microbiology
 Pathology
 Physiology

1.3 Relevant pharmacology and haematology content is included across subjects.

1.4 The focus is on the candidate’s ability to effectively communicate knowledge in written papers and
viva voce examinations.

Resources

The College provides a number of resources for the assistance of candidates:

2.1 Orientation Course
This two-week course comprises approximately 60 hours of lectures in the six basic sciences,
with additional lectures in haematology and pharmacology.

2.2 Guide to Study for subjects of the Primary Examination
The Guide to Study provides guidance on suggested areas of study for each discipline and is
available on the College website www.racds.org and can be found on page 37.

2.3 Reading list
A comprehensive reading list is updated annually and is available on the website.

2.4 Regional advisors
Regional advisors are College Fellows and Members who can be contacted by candidates for
guidance and support. In some locations, primary examination preparation courses are offered
by the College Regional Committee.


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The Examination Process

Written papers

3.1 The objective of questions is to assess the candidates’ knowledge and understanding in a fair and
impartial manner.

3.2 The written papers are of two hours duration and conducted over three days. Individual subject
papers may comprise one or more questions, from which there may be optional and/or compulsory
sections.

Viva voce Examinations

3.3 Viva voce examinations of ten minutes duration are conducted in each of the six subjects.

3.4 Examinations are conducted by one college appointed examiner, with an observer present.

3.5 Viva voce examinations may be used to supplement information obtained in the written section of
the examination.

Assessment

4.1 The marks awarded to each candidate are presented at the examiners’ meeting which is held
at the conclusion of the examination process. The examiners meeting is attended by examiners
and college staff, and is chaired by the General Dental Practice Registrar. The final result is
authorized by the Registrar.

4.2 A candidate who is unsuccessful in three or more subjects will be required to re-present for all
six subjects at any subsequent attempt at the examination.

4.3 A candidate who is successful in a minimum of four subjects will be granted a partial pass for
the Primary Examination. The candidate may represent at a later examination for the one or
two subjects which they have failed. Candidates must present for the full examination (that is
all six subjects) if a full pass has not been achieved within three years of the partial pass.

Results

5.1 Candidates are advised of a pass or fail grade only in each subject. However:

 Candidates who achieve over 70% in a minimum of four subjects will receive a Letter
of Commendation.
 The candidate who achieves the highest mark in each subject will receive a
congratulatory letter.
 The candidate who passes all six subjects and achieves the highest overall aggregate
mark will be awarded the F.G. Christensen Memorial Prize.


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5.2 The result of the examination is mailed in hard copy to candidates on the date advised prior to
the examination. The results are also uploaded onto the College website, listed by candidate
number only.

5.3 A candidate who is unsuccessful in any subject will receive written feedback from the Registrar
within six weeks following all examiner meetings.


Primary Examination – Subject Prizes

The Council makes an award for subject prizes for the Primary Examination as follows:

“…to award a certificate to the candidate or candidates who gains the highest mark in each subject of the
Primary Examination provided that, (a) the candidate is considered by examiners to be of sufficient merit;
and (b) the candidate passes the Primary Examination at the first presentation.”



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Guide to Study for the subjects of the Primary Examination

This information has been compiled in order to assist candidates in their preparation for the primary
examination.

Reading lists are included with each subject guide. Candidates should ensure that they hold the latest
copies since modifications are made from time to time.

It is not required that all books listed should be read, rather that candidates may select those which are
readily accessible to them.

Journals that are recommended should be used.


Anatomy

(Updated 26 February 2008)

Head and Neck

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck,
including that of the skull and the vertebral column.

Particular emphasis will be placed on the anatomy of the oral cavity, the infra-temporal region, pharynx
and larynx, anatomy related to functions of the mandibular mechanism, swallowing, neck movements and
posture.

Neuroanatomy

Candidates should possess a general knowledge of the morphology of the brain and spinal cord, and
detailed knowledge of the functional components of the cranial nerves, their branches and the central
connections of those components. Specific emphasis will be placed on the Trigeminal, Facial,
Glossopharyngeal, Vagus and Hypoglossal nerves. An understanding of the embryology of the nervous
system is also helpful.

Thorax

A general knowledge of the contents of the thoracic cavity is required, together with general knowledge of
the cardio-pulmonary circulation.

Dental Anatomy and Embryology

Dental Anatomy: Candidates should be thoroughly familiar with the morphology of the dentition and be
able to identify precisely individual teeth. Knowledge of normal occlusal relationships and of the
chronology of dental development is also required.

Embryology: A general knowledge of the development of the embryo, facial development, and of the
derivatives of pharyngeal arches and pouches is expected.


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Suggested Reading List
(Updated March 2008)

1. The course notes: Lecture Notes in Anatomy, by John McGeachie published by the Royal
Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, 2008.

2. Principal texts. These cover most of the material in the Orientation Course and requirements for
the Primary Examination.

Norton, NS. Netter’s Head & Neck Anatomy for Dentistry, 2007, published by Saunders Elsevier.
ISBN: 1-929007 88 4
Comment: This text, using Netter’s outstanding illustrations, with relevant text written by NS
Norton, was published in 2007. Many of the same illustrations as seen in the Atlas (below) are
used in this text book.

Sadler, TW. Langman’s Medical Embryology, 10th edition, 2006, published by Lippincott, Williams &
Wilkins. ISBN: 0-7817-9485-4.
Comment: this is the longstanding and user-friendly book on Embryology. It has been used for
decades and the latest edition (above) is excellent for basic embryology.

Alternative Texts

1. Liebgott, B. The Anatomical Basis of Dentistry, 2nd edition, 2001, published by Mosby. ISBN: 0-323-
01013-X.
Comment: This was the previously recommended Principal Text and it is an excellent book on all
aspects of anatomy but is brief on neuroanatomy and embryology. Thus some supplementary
references are recommended below.

2. Netter, FH. Atlas of Human Anatomy, 3rd edition, 2003, published by ICoN Learning Systems. ISBN:
1-92900711-6.
Comment: this atlas is very useful for viewing anatomy and neuroanatomy. Now that Norton has
published Netter’s Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry (2007), many of the images in the Atlas
are in the text, thus it is not really necessary to have both books.
Note: Netter also publishes Flash Cards of the illustrations for rapid reference. ISBN: 1-929007-08-
6.

3. McMinn, R.M. Hutchins, R.T. & Logan, B.M. A Colour Atlas of Head & Neck Anatomy 2nd edition,
1995, published by Mosby Wolfe. ISBN: 0 7234-1994-9.
Comment: this atlas has excellent photographs of the skull and component bones, together with
high quality and well labelled photographs of anatomical dissections. It is well-suited for revision
and preparation for the viva, where many anatomical specimens will be used.

4. Gray's Anatomy: Anatomical Basis of Medicine and Surgery, 39th edition 2005, published by
Churchill Livingstone. ISBN: ISBN: 04430 06676 0. (It has a CD-ROM + online access included)
Comment: Gray’s is the long established “encylopaedia” of anatomy and is most useful as a
reference book. Some candidates prefer to use this traditional, comprehensive and up-to-date
book from which to study all aspects of Anatomy, because it includes all the embryology and
neuroanatomy as well, although in more detail than required in some areas.

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5. Sinnatamby, CS. Last's Anatomy, Regional and Applied Anatomy, 10th edition, published by
Churchill Livingstone, 1999. ISBN: 0443056110.
Comment: this is also a general book on anatomy of the whole body and is not as applicable to the
head and neck as the Principal Texts listed above. Some candidates have this from undergraduate
days and it is useful if one is familiar with its content.

Additional References

1. Neuroanatomy
Kiernan, JA. Barr’s - The Human Nervous System - An Anatomical Viewpoint. 7th edition, published
by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 1998. ISBN: 0-397 58431-8.
Comment: Kiernan and Barr have published informative books on neuroanatomy for many years.
This latest book is more than adequate for the Orientation Course, and is recommended for those
who need to understand more about neuroanatomy. It is well written, and comprehensive.

2. Goldberg, S. Clinical Neuroanatomy Made Ridiculously Simple, 3rd edition, published by
MedMaster Medical Books, 2002. ISBN: 0940780-57-7
Comment: Dr Goldberg had gone to an enormous amount of trouble to simplify and demystify
neuroanatomy. His book is excellent for those who find the topic daunting. The book is brief,
inexpensive, and very easy to read. It has humour and simple diagrams.

Final comment on additional references for Neuroanatomy: Any modern text on neuroanatomy will
be adequate. Be sure to study the book carefully before purchasing, because many books are too
complex and specialised for what is needed in the Orientation Course.

3. Embryology
Cochard, L. Netter’s Atlas of Human Embryology published by ICoN Learning Systems, 2003. ISBN:
1929007-01-9.
Comment: Netter is famous for his outstanding illustrations and this book is no exception. The
diagrams will certainly help candidates understand the events which occur in embryology: the
understanding of which is fundamental for learning meaningful anatomy. It also has graphically
illustrated versions of various developmental abnormalities.

4. Moore, KL. & Persaud, TVN. Before We Are Born – Essentials of Embryology and Birth Defects, 7th
edition, published by Saunders, 2008, ISBN: 978-4160-3705-7.
Comment: Moore’s book is also a long standing text it is quite detailed and comprehensive. Its
section on birth defects is most informative.






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Histology

In general, candidates will be expected to have knowledge of the structure of the basic tissues both at the
level of light microscopy and electron microscopy.

The major effort should, however, be concentrated on the more specialised oral and dental tissues. Of
particular concern should be:

1. The structure, development and functional changes of the teeth and the component tissues -
enamel, dentine, pulp and cementum.

2. The structure of the periodontium.

3. The specialisations of the oral and nasal mucosa.

4. The structure and the products of the salivary glands.

5. The structure and functional adaptation of the temporomandibular joint.

The essence of study should be the relation of structure to function and the implications for the oro-dental
clinician.


Suggested Reading List
(Updated March 2011)

The course notes: Lecture Notes in Histology, by Marc Tennant published by the Royal Australasian College
of Dental Surgeons, 2003.

Principal Text:
Berkovitz BKB, Holland GR and Moxham BJ. A Colour Atlas and Text of Oral Anatomy, Histology and
Embryology. 3rd ed. Wolfe, 2001.

Alternative Texts

 Ten Cate’s Oral Histology. Development, Structure and Function. 7th ed, Mosby Elsevier, 2007.

 Ross MH, Romrell LJ and Kaye GI. Histology: A Text and Atlas. 3rd ed. Williams and Wilkins, 1995.

 Sperber GH and Tobias PV. Craniofacial Embryology. 4th ed. Wright, 1989. (out of print )

 Schroeder HE Oral Structural Biology. Thieme, 1991.

 Ten Cate AR Oral Histology. Development, Structure and Function. 4th ed, C.V. Mosby, 1994. (or
3rd ed. C.V. Mosby, 1989).



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Physiology

(Updated March 2013)

A knowledge and understanding of human physiology above the levels expected of an undergraduate
dentistry student is required. During study particular emphasis should be placed on understanding the
physiological concepts and principles that are especially relevant to dentistry. A detailed understanding of
less dentally-relevant topics, such as the special senses or reproductive physiology, is not expected.

Areas of special emphasis include:

 Physiological control systems, including the autonomic nervous system and the endocrine system
 Homeostasis and the body’s response to “stress”
 Sensory physiology with an emphasis on nociception and pain perception
 Muscle physiology, particularly as it relates to mastication
 Saliva and salivation
 Autonomic physiology and pharmacology
 Respiratory physiology
 Cardiovascular physiology and body fluid balance
 Haemorrhage and shock
 Physiological principles of drug action, particularly as they relate to analgesia and local anaesthesia

Candidates will be expected to be able to relate their knowledge of fundamental mechanisms of physiology
to clinical situations concerned with the care of their patients, not only to basic diagnosis and treatment,
but also to management of dental patients who have pre-existing general medical conditions, or who
experience medical problems while undergoing dental treatment.

Suggested Reading List
(Updated March 2013)

Candidates are advised to use current (or very recent) editions of textbooks of physiology and
pharmacology suitable for dental undergraduate students in Australia. Study should be directed towards
gaining an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of physiology and their application to
situations that are relevant to the practice of dentistry.

Principal text
Miles TS, Nauntofte B, Svensson P. Clinical Oral Physiology, Copenhagen, Quintessence, 2004.

Textbooks
A recent text of general physiology is essential. Recommended texts are:

 Boron WF, Boulpaep EL. Medical Physiology, Elsevier/Saunders; 2nd edition, 2009. This edition
comes with ‘student consult’ on-line access.

 Guyton AC, Hall JE. Textbook of Medical Physiology. Elsevier/Saunders; 12th edition, 2011. This
new edition comes with improved artwork and ‘student consult’ on-line access.


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Recommended text for management of medical emergencies:
Malamed SF. Medical Emergencies in Dental Offices. Mosby, St Louis; 6th edition, 2007.

Useful reference books

 Ferguson DB. Oral Bioscience. Churchill Livingstone; paperback edition, 2006 (Accessible also from
Authors Online at www.racds.org )

 Neal MJ. Medical Pharmacology at a Glance. Wiley; 6th edition, 2009.

 Seymour RA, Meechan JG, Yates MS Pharmacology and Dental Therapeutics. Oxford University
Press; 3nd edition, 1999.




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Cell Biology & Biochemistry

(Updated April 2013)

Candidates are expected to have knowledge of the general principles and application of Nutrition,
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology to the study of human health and especially Dental
Science that is at least as extensive as their knowledge of the topics covered in their undergraduate degree,
but with particular focus on the areas listed below.

Candidates should be aware of and be able to discuss:

The effects of diet and exercise on metabolism

 Chemical nature of the macronutrients and micronutrients; including carbohydrates, proteins, fats,
water soluble vitamins, fat soluble vitamins and the major minerals including calcium, iron and zinc
 Sources of and dietary guidelines for the macronutrients and the micronutrients
 Processes of digestion and absorption of nutrients, with special emphasis on the role of the oral
cavity
 Functions of the macronutrients and the micronutrients
 Normal metabolism of the macronutrients during the fed and fasted states
 Biochemical and clinical consequences of decreased or increased macronutrient and/or
micronutrient intakes

The control of metabolism (Endocrine and Signal Transduction Biochemistry)

 Chemical nature of the water and fat soluble hormones
 Mechanisms of action of these hormones including their synthesis, secretion, transport, receptors
types and degradation
 Signal transduction mechanisms including receptors, ion channels, second messengers (calcium and
cyclic nucleotides), protein kinases and phosphatases, structure-function relationships of proteins,
reactive oxygen species, lipid signal and transcription factors
 Normal functions of the hormones
 Biochemical and clinical consequences of altered hormone action, with particular emphasis on
NIDDM and IDDM, thyroid disease and other endocrine disorders relevant to clinical practice

Cell division, growth, differentiation and death (Molecular and Cellular Biology)

 DNA replication, transcription and translation, and how these events play a role in recessive and
dominant inheritance
 Normal processes of cell division, growth, differentiation and death
 Control mechanisms for cell division, growth, differentiation and death
 Biochemical and clinical consequences of genetic, cellular and molecular abnormalities, with
particular emphasis on cancer and other disorders relevant to clinical practice

In addition many other cell biology and biochemistry text books are adequate for this section and
some are listed in sections A and B.


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Suggested Reading List
(Updated April 2013)

a) The effects of diet, exercise and trauma on metabolism

Access to recent textbooks in Nutrition and in Biochemistry such as one of the following is
essential:

 Bhagavan, N. V. (2002) Medical Biochemistry, 4th Edition, Harcourt Academic Press.
 Baynes, J.W. and Dominiczak, M. H. (2005) Medical Biochemistry 3rd Edition, Elsevier Mosby.
 Gillham, G., Papachristodoulou, D. K. and Thomas, J. H. (1997) Will’s Biochemical Basis of
Medicine, 3rd Edition, Butterworth Heinemann.
 Bender, D. A. (2002) Introduction to nutrition and metabolism, 4thrd Edition, CRC Press.

In addition many other nutrition and biochemistry text books are adequate for this section and
some are listed in sections B and C.

b) The control of metabolism (Endocrine and Signal Transduction Biochemistry)

Access to recent textbooks in endocrinology and biochemistry such as one of the following is
essential:
 Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, K. and Walter, P. (2008) Molecular
Biology of the Cell, 5th Edition, Garland Science
 Baynes, J.W. and Dominiczak, M. H. (2009) Medical Biochemistry 3rd Edition, Elsevier
Mosby.
 Devlin, T. M. (2010) Textbook of Biochemistry and Clinical Correlations, 7th Edition, Wiley.
 Mathews, C. K. , Van Holde, K. E. And Ahern (2009) Biochemistry, 3rd Edition, Benjamin
Cummings
 Berg, J. M., Tymoczko, J. L. and Stryer, L. (2006) Biochemistry, 6th Edition, W. H. Freeman
and Co.
 In addition many other biochemistry text books are adequate for this section and some are
listed in section A and C

c) Cell division, growth, differentiation and death (Molecular and Cellular Biology)

Access to recent textbooks in molecular and cellular biology such as one of the following is
essential:
 Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, K. and Walter, P. (2007) Molecular
Biology of the Cell, 5th Edition, Garland Science
 Baynes, J.W. and Dominiczak, M. H. (2005) Medical Biochemistry 3rd Edition, Elsevier
Mosby.
 Lodish, L., D Berk, A., Zipursky, S. L., Matsudiara, P., Baltimore, D. and Darnell, J. (2008)
Molecular Cell Biology, 6th Edition, W.H. Freeman.
 In addition many other cell biology and biochemistry text books are adequate for this
section and some are listed in sections A and B.



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Pathology

Clinical practice is by definition only required because patients suffer disease processes, and the RACDS
examination in ‘Pathology’ is intended to specifically test understanding of the mechanisms which underlie
human disease. Although some understanding of the role of clinical diagnostic pathology is expected, this
is not a major focus of the examinations, and candidates will not be required to make diagnosis of specific
oral disease from histological sections.

Instead, the emphasis in the Primary examinations has traditionally been upon basic disease processes such
as wound healing, inflammation, immunity, thrombosis, and neoplasia.

It is important, however, for candidates to note that as of 2011, the scope of the primary examinations has
been widened to also include aspects of systemic pathology that have particular bearing on dental practice.
This change is to accommodate changing community need, with dentists treating an increasingly aged and
medically fragile population.

Aspects of systemic pathology that are specifically emphasized are those which deal with common and
important chronic systemic conditions that affect dental management. It would be both impossible and
inappropriate for candidates to seek to memorize everything known about basic pathological processes and
systemic disease. An alternative approach is suggested instead, in which candidates are encouraged to try
and develop a good overview and general understanding of the relevant pathological processes. The
emphasis is on approaching Pathology from ‘first principles’, such that coherent understanding should
supplant the otherwise impossible task of memorizing everything that might be relevant.

The titles of the lectures given for Pathology in the Orientation Course provide a reasonable impression of
the scope of material covered: The Cellular Response to Injury; Acute Inflammation; Haematology;
Proteinase Inflammatory Mediators and Dental Aspects of Haematological Disease; Wound Healing;
Inflammatory Mediators & Chronic Inflammation; Effector Mechanisms in Immunity; The Immune
Response in Disease; Properties of Benign & Malignant Tumours; Carcinogenesis; Atherosclerosis
Thrombosis & Embolism; Cardiovascular Disease; Heart Failure and Respiratory Disease; and Endocrine
Disorders. Throughout, the emphasis is upon processes and conditions relevant to general dental practice,
and not upon obscure ‘small print’ detail.

Candidates are expected in the examination to demonstrate an ability to relate basic pathological processes
to clinical practice. Nonetheless, while it is expected that candidates will be able to describe the general
relevance of systemic conditions to management of dental patients, precise details regarding drug use and
treatment planning for medically complex patients is more properly in the clinical province of ‘Special Care
Dentistry’, and beyond the scope of the Primary Examinations. Instead, we will examine understanding of
the pathological processes which underlie clinical decisions.

Suggested Reading List
(Updated February 2010)

1. The course notes: Lecture Notes in Pathology, by Rakesh K. Kumar and Hans Zoellner, published
by the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, 2010.



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2. Textbook:

No single textbook of Pathology provides ideal coverage at appropriate depth for use by
candidates. Perhaps the best available compromise is the text "Basic Pathology" by V. Kumar, A.K.
Abbas, N. Fausto and R. Mitchell (8th edition, 2007, Saunders).

Candidates are advised to study Chapters 1-9 inclusive of the book in depth, to gain an overall perspective
of processes in Pathology. However, portions of "Basic Pathology" are beyond the scope of the examination
requirements.

Additional topics which are to be considered part of the core curriculum include:

Chapter 10: Atherosclerosis
Chapter 11: Ischaemic heart disease; valvular heart disease including infective endocarditis
Chapter 12: General features of anaemias; neutropenia; lymphomas; leukaemias; bleeding
disorders
Chapter 13: Asthma; pneumonia and lung abscess; bronchiectasis; tuberculosis; bronchial
carcinoma
Chapter 16: Jaundice; hepatic failure; viral hepatitis; cirrhosis
Chapter 21: Osteoporosis; Paget's disease; neoplasms of bone.


3. Additional references:

Reference to any available textbook of oral pathology may also be helpful, as it is desirable that
candidates should have an appreciation of the relevance of these processes to clinical practice. An
atlas-style text that might be worth examining is "Cawson's Essentials of Oral Pathology and Oral
Medicine" by R.A. Cawson and E.W. Odell (8th edition, 2008, Elsevier).

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Microbiology

(Updated March 2013)

On presentation to the Primary Examination, candidates should be able to:

Appreciate
 The varying nature of infectious agents
 The range of techniques used for diagnostic microbiology
 The varying growth requirements of bacterial species in the oral cavity
 The principles of disease transmission in the oral cavity and the dental environment
 The ecological determinants of the oral flora
 The protective immune response to infective agents, including the role of both humoral and cellular
aspects of the immune system
 The principles and application of vaccination
 Side effects of commonly prescribed antimicrobial agents

Understand
 The role of bacteria in the aetiology of diseases of the oral cavity
 The management of dental infections using microbiological principles
 The use of salivary diagnostics and caries activity tests in clinical patient care
 The differing mechanisms of disease causation with bacteria, fungi, viruses and prions
 Principles of instrument reprocessing
 The mechanisms of operation and limitations of commonly used sterilisation methods
 The role and interpretation of quality assurance tests for sterilisation

Describe
 The formation of biofilms, including dental plaque
 The role of oral bacteria in systemic diseases such as infective endocarditis
 Protocols for antibiotic cover
 The role and selection of disinfectants in clinical dentistry
 The mechanism of action of common classes of antimicrobial agents
 The clinical manifestations of infections of the oral cavity
 Oral lesions associated with immune suppressed states such as AIDS
 Pathways of the spread of infection involving inanimate surfaces in the dental surgery
 Clinical follow up for a sharps injury from a patient with a blood-borne viral infection











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Suggested Reading List
(Updated March 2013)

1. The course notes: Lecture Notes in Microbiology, by Prof Laurence Walsh published by the Royal
Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, 7th ed. March 2011.

2. Textbooks:
Candidates may benefit from supplementing the course notes with the current edition of a
textbook in dental microbiology. Either of the following texts are recommended:

Samaranayake LP. Essential microbiology for dentistry. (4th ed) October 2011. Churchill-
Livingstone, ISBN: 9780702034848

http://store.elsevier.com/Essential-Microbiology-for-Dentistry/Lakshman-Samaranayake/isbn-
9780702034848/

OR

Marsh PD and Martin MV. Oral Microbiology. 5th ed. June 2010. Butterworth-Heinemann ISBN:
9780702041488

http://store.elsevier.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780702041488&_requestid=1763407

























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Guidelines - Final Examination for Fellowship in General Dental Practice


Introduction

1.1 These guidelines are intended to assist candidates in their preparation for the final examination in
the College General Dental Practice examinations, leading to the award of the College qualification -
FRACDS(GDP).

1.2 The final examination assesses clinical and theoretical knowledge in an experiential context, over a
broad base of general dental practice.

1.3 The focus is on the candidate’s ability to:

 Make informed clinical assessment and analysis,

 Consider a diagnosis with evidence of application of diagnostic or surgical sieves and selection of
appropriate treatment modalities,

 Demonstrate the ability to justify the management options with reference to current literature
and evidence based practice,

 Effectively communicate that knowledge in written papers and viva voce examinations.

1.4 The College is dedicated to an examination process in which candidates are able to approach the
Final Examination from all types of practice or institutional tenure, irrespective of geographic
locations. Whilst the examination is established as a fair and equitable assessment of dentists from a
variety of environments, it is a rigorous process and candidates must accept a responsibility to
prepare appropriately.

1.5 Examiners are appointed because of their clinical knowledge and experience and ability to assess
candidates fairly with regard to their knowledge and experience. These guidelines are to be followed
by Examiners in their conduct of the College Final Examination for General Dental Practice.

1.6 The Fellowship qualification of the College represents a level of personal and professional
achievement. The maintenance and perpetuity of these standards are the responsibility of
examiners and candidates alike.

Resources

The College provides a number of resources for the assistance of candidates:

2.1 Final Exam Workshop

This two-day seminar provides candidates with the opportunity to participate in interactive sessions
which have been modeled on the format of the final examination. The focus of the examiner

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facilitated sessions is case diagnosis, analysis and treatment planning with an emphasis on peer
interaction, problem solving and communication skills. The principle aim of the workshop is to assist
candidates in understanding what they need to do to prepare for the final examination.

2.2 Guide to Study for the Final Exam

The Guide to Study for the Final Exam (below) provide guidance on suggested areas of study for each
section and provide reading suggestions for the elective sections.

2.3 Web Based Education Program

The web based education program provides candidates with the opportunity to practice written
answers (based on case studies) which are then marked by past examiners. The program is available
through the College website and has a limited number of places.

Also available are self-assessment tools, with exercises in general dentistry and other areas of
interest.

http://www.racds.org/courses/final_exam_workshop .

2.4 Regional advisors

Regional advisors are college fellows who can be contacted by candidates for guidance and support.
In some locations, preparation programs are offered by the College Regional Committee.


Guide to Study for the Final Exam

The Final Examination for Fellowship is directed towards the experienced general practitioner.

Part One of the examination is compulsory. Candidates are required to select one of the Elective
Sections in Part Two of the examination, according to their interest, background or experience.
Candidates are required to satisfy the examiners in both Parts One and Two of the examination.

2.5 PART ONE - GENERAL DENTISTRY

It is assumed that preventive dentistry will be a basic principle in all Sections of the Examination.
Candidates will be required to:

 Have a broad knowledge of all aspects of Dentistry detailed in Part II, Sections (1)-(3).
 Critically discuss and cite current literature. For example, when answering questions, the
position should be supported by reference to the current literature.
 Identify and evaluate a range of conditions, develop a differential diagnosis, and formulate a
treatment plan. When the patient cannot be managed in the General Practice, the candidate
should be aware of other investigations and current treatment modalities by specialists.
 Be able to apply the basic sciences current literature to clinical care.


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In addition, candidates must have knowledge of the following:
 Management of Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice
 Infection Control Protocols including environmental protection legislation relevant to the
candidate’s national and regional authorities
 Pharmacology, therapeutics and dental materials
 Radiology, radiography and its interpretation
 Ethics, jurisprudence and dental informatics
 Responsibilities of the dental surgeon as a health care professional in the community
 Management of the anxious patient.


2.6 PART TWO

SECTION (1): ORAL MEDICINE, ORAL SURGERY, ORAL PATHOLOGY
 Various branches of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery and Oral Pathology
 Pharmacology and therapeutics as applied to Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery
 Principles, techniques and drugs used in local anaesthesia
 Techniques, administration and properties of drugs used in general anaesthesia
 Principles of the surgical removal of teeth and retained roots, surgical management of cysts,
periapical infections, and fractures of the jaws
 Common oral tumors
 Pre-prosthetic surgery.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate advanced knowledge of:
 Diagnosis of lesions of the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity
 Biopsy techniques
 Common oral manifestations of systemic diseases
 Common disorders of the dentition.

Candidates will not be required to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of operative techniques of major
oral surgery, treatment of oral malignancies, or extra oral operations.

READING
 Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine and Oral Diseases
 Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics
 British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
 Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
 Peterson, Ellis, Hupp & Tucker (eds) . Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 3rd ed.
The C.V. Mosby Company, 1998
 Cawson and Odell “Essentials of Oral Pathology and Medicine”.

SECTION (2): RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY AND PERIODONTICS

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate advanced knowledge and skill in the various sections of
Restorative Dentistry listed below, particularly in relation to preventive measures, diagnosis, treatment
planning, and details of the treatment required for the preservation of teeth.

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The various aspects of Restorative Dentistry will include:
 The epidemiology of dental caries, oral and periodontal disease; diet and nutrition and
preventative concepts
 Diagnosis and treatment planning for individuals and communities
 Operative Dentistry and Gerodontics
 Crown and fixed bridgework and partial and complete denture treatment and use of implants.
 Endodontics,Periodontics and Periodontics in relation to restorative treatment
 Treatment planning for complex restorative cases, including the integration of orthodontic,
periodontic and oral surgical pre-treatment procedures. The applications of occlusal
adjustment and occlusal splint therapy
 The conservative treatment of temporomandibular joint problems.

READING
 Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
 Journal of Gerodontology
 Journal of Clinical Periodontology
 Endodontics and Dental Traumatology
 The International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants
 Current clinical guidelines.

SECTION (3): PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY AND ORTHODONTICS
 Growth and development of the head, face and oral cavity
 Common medical conditions
 Childhood
 Diet and Nutrition
 Dental caries, oral and periodontal diseases
 Oral manifestations of systemic diseases
 Diagnosis, treatment planning and management
 Trauma to the primary and permanent dentitions
 Anomalies of the primary and permanent dentition
 Diagnosis and treatment planning malocclusions and oral habits.

READING
Note: candidates should be familiar with current research related to paediatric dentistry and
orthodontics as published both in general dental and specialised journals.

 Pediatric Dentistry and International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
 Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
 Australian Orthodontic Journal
 European Journal of Orthodontics
 American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
 Cameron A and Widmer R (eds). Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry. Mosby-Year Book, 2013
 Scully C and Welbury R. Colour Atlas of Oral Diseases in Children and Adolescents. Mosby,
1994.
 Proffit RW and Fields HW. Contemporary Orthodontics. 3rd ed. Mosby, 2001.
 Mitchell L. An introduction to Orthodontics. Oxford University Press 2007

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The Examination Process

Theory Examinations

3.1 The objective of questions is to assess the candidates’ knowledge and understanding in a fair and
impartial manner.

3.2 Whilst actual journal articles or publications may be useful in responses, the questions
themselves are not specifically based on a particular article.

3.3 Examiners expect candidates to demonstrate their knowledge AND clinical experience when
answering questions.

3.4 Candidates and examiners must be critical of the literature and must be able to substantiate
their viewpoint.

3.5 Questions are set which allow discussion and presentation of different approaches and points
of view. Candidates are encouraged to present a point of view that is supported with evidence
in their clinical practice.

3.6 Candidates should note that compulsory questions are included in several parts of the
examination.

3.7 Questions are set at experienced general practitioner level in Part I General Dentistry and Part
II Elective Sections. Candidates are specifically not required to display specialist knowledge but
rather that of a experienced general practitioner.

Clinical and Oral Examinations

3.8 Case material is selected to give candidates an opportunity to demonstrate their clinical acumen
drawing from their knowledge and experience in general practice dentistry. Case material is varied
during the examination.

3.9 Candidates may be required to discuss a diagnosis of the clinical problem presented, an
optimal treatment plan, and possible alternative treatment plans.

Elective Sections: Case Presentations

3.10 Case material review - 30 minutes

Candidates will be required to examine material from a patient case or cases. Candidates will
be provided with a documented clinical case or cases that will include: information on the
presenting condition or problem, a dental and medical history, charting(s) and radiographs.
The case/s may also include where relevant, photographs and study models. The candidate will
be required to establish a differential diagnosis and be prepared to discuss the management
strategy and/or treatment plan for the patient case/s.


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3.11 Case presentation – 20 minutes

The candidate will be required to discuss the findings from the case/s with the examiners.
Discussion may extend to include material beyond the scope of the specific case/s presented.

Viva Voce Examinations

4.1 Viva voce examinations in Part I are of 20 minutes duration, and in Part II of 25 minutes
duration. Candidates are examined over a broad range of subject matter.

4.2 Questioning may be prompted by a clinical image, radiograph(s), study cast(s) or other
material. The candidate is expected to be able to identify and discuss the principal presenting
features, to indicate any appropriate special tests, to make a differential diagnosis and to
discuss management options.

4.3 The candidate is expected to exhibit sound observational skills, the ability to describe clinical
features, demonstrate diagnostic skills, recommend special tests, formulate appropriate
management strategies and be prepared to make referrals to the appropriate specialist.

4.4 Viva voce examinations may be used to supplement information obtained in other sections of
the examinations.

Assessment

5.1 Each section of the examination is marked by two examiners for fair and equitable calibration.
The marks awarded to each candidate are presented at the examiners’ meeting which is held
at the conclusion of the examination process. The examiners meeting is attended by the
examiners, college staff, including the Director of Education and Examinations Officer and is
chaired by the General Dental Practice Registrar. The final result is authorized by the Registrar.

5.2 A candidate who is successful in Part 1 General and Part 2 Elective will be admitted to the
College as a Fellow in General Dental Practice.

5.3 A candidate who is successful in one Part only (either Part 1 General or Part 2 Elective) will be
granted a partial pass. The candidate may represent at a later examination for the Part which
they have failed. Candidates must present for the full examination (that is both Parts 1 and 2)
if a full pass has not been achieved within three years of the partial pass.

5.4 A candidate who is unsuccessful in one or both parts of the examination will receive written
feedback from the Registrar.

Summary

6.1 The College has a policy of commitment to general dentistry for admission to Fellowship.

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6.2 The level of examination is at the experienced general practitioner level, not at specialist level.
Candidates need to be able to demonstrate, by written examination and oral presentation,
that they have broad clinical experience, have a knowledge and understanding of current
literature and have ability to link evidence with clinical practice.

6.3 The College appoints examiners with wide experience as clinicians and provides them with
training, guidance and calibration as examiners to ensure the examination process is fair,
equitable and transparent.
















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SECTION 3 SPECIALIST DENTAL PRACTICE

Membership and Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
in Specialist Dental Practice disciplines

Endodontics
Oral Medicine
Orthodontics
Paediatric Dentistry
Prosthodontics
Special Needs Dentistry
Periodontics
Dental Public Health

General Information

This section reflects the College’s Regulations leading to Membership and Fellowship in Specialist Dental
Practice


1. Scope

1.1 This Appendix sets out specific requirements for candidates who are enrolled with the
College for the award of Membership (MRACDS) and Fellowship (FRACDS) in Specialist
Dental Practice and who are completing an approved University postgraduate program (as
defined in Section 6 below) for the award of a Masters or Clinical Doctorate in Endodontics,
Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Special Needs Dentistry,
Periodontics or Public Oral Health & Epidemiology (‘Approved Program’), or who have
previously completed an approved program or an equivalent course and qualification as
approved by the College Council on the recommendation of the Boards of Studies.

1.2 Membership in Specialist Dental Practice is granted in recognition of a candidate’s standing
as a specialist in their discipline. It is not to be seen as a registrable qualification in that
discipline but the attainment and recognition of specialist status by one’s peers.

1.3 Fellowship in a Specialist Dental Practice discipline represents the assessment and peer
review of a candidate at an advanced level following the completion of a period of
specialist experience gained after the completion of a higher university qualification in that
discipline. It is seen as a continuation of learning and professional development in that
discipline. The assessment will be set at an advanced level such that the candidate will be
expected to demonstrate knowledge and clinical skill commensurate with a specialist
practitioner in the Specialist Dental Practice discipline.

2. General

2.1 Award of Membership in the Specialist Dental Practice disciplines of Endodontics, Oral
Medicine, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Special Needs Dentistry,
Periodontics or Dental Public Health.


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The Board of Studies in each Specialist Dental Practice discipline shall recommend to
Council the admission to Membership (MRACDS) those candidates who have successfully
completed the Parts of the Examination, viz.

(a) Membership Examination (Part I) or exemption (see 3.4.3 perio)

2.2 Award of Fellowship in the Specialist Dental Practice disciplines of Endodontics, Oral
Medicine, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Special Needs Dentistry,
Periodontics or Dental Public Health.

Those candidates holding Membership of the College, or an equivalent qualification
approved by the Council, are eligible for recommendation for admission to Fellowship
(FRACDS) following successful completion of:

(a) Specialist Experience (see Clause 4)
(b) Peer review and Assessment (Part II; See Clause 5)

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3. Membership Examination in a Specialist Dental Practice discipline (Part I)

3.1 Eligibility for Part I Examination

(a) Applicants for assessment of eligibility for Part I examination, leading to
Membership in a Specialist Dental Practice discipline must produce evidence of
undertaking, or having previously completed, a full time, supervised program of
advanced training of a minimum of three years full time duration leading to the
degree of Master or Clinical Doctorate in an approved program, or a course and
qualification as approved by the College Council on the recommendation of the
Board of Studies.

(b) Formal training shall have been under the supervision of a teaching authority
approved by the College Council on the recommendation of the Board of Studies
and shall have been designed to give knowledge and experience in all areas of
study in the Specialist Dental Practice discipline (see 3.4 below).

(c) Candidates may sit for the Part I examination for Membership in a Specialist Dental
Practice discipline at the time of completing, or following completion of, an
approved program or an equivalent course and qualification as specified above.

3.2 Areas of Study

Candidates are referred to the guidelines below for each Specialist Dental Practice
discipline in relation to the areas of study required for Membership (see clauses 8 - 12).

3.3 Assessment

3.3.1 Assessment of candidates may be conducted:

(a) by the College

OR

(b) in conjunction with another institution where that institution has a signed
Memorandum of Understanding with the RACDS to conduct the joint
examination.

3.3.2 Assessment of candidates shall comprise at least:

(a) written examination papers
(b) examination of a patient and viva voce
(c) a viva voce examination based on the case reports
(d) a viva voce examination on the written examination paper and general
discussion

3.3.3 Assessment of candidates for Dental Public Health shall comprise at least:

(a) written examination components:
(b) scenario summary
(c) critical appraisal

Candidates will be given 6 hours to complete both sections of the written
components.

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3.3.3.1 A viva voce examination on the written examination paper and general discussion

(i) 1 hour scenario presentation
(ii) 1 hour general Dental Public Health viva voce


3.3.4 Requirement to sit the written papers may be waived if:

(a) The candidate has completed an approved program from an Australian or New
Zealand university
OR
(b) The candidate has successfully completed a Membership examination from
another College or an equivalent qualification approved by Council.

3.4 Award of Membership in a Specialist Dental Practice discipline

3.4.1 The Boards of Studies shall recommend to Council, the award of Membership in a
Specialist Dental Practice discipline to those candidates who successfully complete
the Membership examination.

3.4.2 For those candidates who are completing an approved program, Membership in
that Specialist Dental Practice discipline shall not be awarded until the College
receives formal advice from the university that all components of the university
degree have been successfully completed. This must occur within 12 months of the
candidate sitting the Membership examination.

3.4.3 For those candidates who have previously completed an approved program or
equivalent course in a Specialist Dental Practice discipline, the usual criteria for
award of Membership may be waived in the event the following criteria are met by
the candidate and will be granted ad eundem.

(a) Evidence of a minimum of ten (10) years full time duration in the discipline
prior to 31 December 2007 (2010 for Dental Public Health), during which
period the candidate has been recognised by the relevant Dental Board or
registering authority as a specialist in the Specialist Dental Practice discipline.

OR

(b) Completion of a Masters or Clinical Doctorate in a Specialist Dental Practice
discipline prior to 30 June 2009 from a University course accredited by the
Australian Dental Council or the Dental Council of New Zealand,

OR

(c) Completion of a full time, supervised training program of advanced training of
a minimum of three years full time duration outside Australia or New Zealand
prior to 30 June 2009 where that program and qualification has been approved
for registration or recognition as a specialist by the Dental Board of Australia
or by the Dental Council of New Zealand.

OR


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(d) in the case of Dental Public Health, completion of a combination of degrees
including a Masters or Doctorate or Diploma of 2 years full time or equivalent
in the Special Discipline of Dental Public Health prior to 31 December 2010
from a University in Australia or New Zealand.
OR

(e) in the case of Dental Public Health, completion of a full time, supervised
training program of advanced training of a minimum of 2 years full time
duration, or an appropriate combination of education and experience in the
discipline of Dental Public Health prior to 31 December 2010 as approved by
the Board.


4. Experience in a Specialist Dental Practice discipline

4.1 The period of specialist experience shall be a minimum of twelve (12) months in duration
approved by the Board of Studies.

4.2 Mentors

4.2.1 Appointment of Mentors

The Boards of Studies will support and recommends that candidates seek
mentorship from a senior clinician who is an active member of the relevant
specialist society or academy in that Specialist Dental Practice discipline.


4.2.2 Responsibilities of Mentors

Members of the relevant specialist society or academy in that Specialist Dental
Practice discipline who are invited as mentors of a candidate should:

(a) Provide feedback to the candidate regarding the organisation and
development of a selection of patients with a broad range of specialist
conditions managed in preparation for the Peer Review and Assessment.

(b) Senior dental public health specialists who are invited as mentors of a
candidate should provide feedback to the candidate regarding the
organisation and development of a portfolio in preparation for the Peer
Review and Assessment (see Clause 5.2.1 and 8.3.1).

(c) Meet with the candidate on a regular basis.

4.3 Candidates are required to thoroughly document their specialist experience and to compile
an Evidence Portfolio of achievement. This Evidence Portfolio must include:

(a) Log Book summary
(b) Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
(c) Summary of lectures and presentations delivered
(c) Research and publications
(d) Professional and community service
(e) Administrative responsibilities

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5. Peer Review and Assessment in a Specialist Dental Practice discipline
(Part II)

5.1 Eligibility for Examination by Peer Review

5.1.1 Candidates for the award of Fellowship (FRACDS) in a Specialist Dental Practice
discipline are required to hold Membership in that Specialist Dental Practice
discipline.

5.1.2 Following completion of the minimum twelve (12) months full-time, or equivalent,
period of specialist experience, candidates may apply to the College for eligibility
for the Peer Review and Assessment. Candidates must submit, for approval by the
Board of Studies, the Evidence Portfolio relating to their specialist experience. All
documentation must be certified.

5.2 Assessment in the Specialist Dental Practice disciplines of Endodontics, Oral Medicine,
Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics, and Special Needs Dentistry

5.2.1 Assessment of candidates in these disciplines shall be by peer review of case
presentations with a viva voce examination of up to 1.5 hours’ duration. Candidates
must present case reports covering their personal treatment of a range of
problems. The assessment will be set at an advanced level such that the candidate
will be expected to demonstrate independent clinical acumen and experience
above that which has been achieved during their graduate training program. The
number of case reports for each Specialist Dental Practice discipline is specified in
clauses 8-13 of this Appendix.

5.2.2 Each case report will include:

(a) Pre-treatment

Pre-treatment dental and medical history
Clinical findings on initial presentation
Results of investigations
Pre-treatment clinical photographs, models and radiographs as appropriate


(b) Treatment

Diagnosis
Treatment plan
Treatment phase records including clinical photographs, models and
radiographs as appropriate

(c) Post-treatment

Post treatment assessment and prognosis including clinical photographs,
models and radiographs as appropriate (ideally a minimum period of six
months)
Prognosis and maintenance
Brief discussion supported by the literature


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5.2.3 Each case report should not exceed five (5) pages of typing (excluding copies of
chartings and clinical photographs). Radiographs, clinical photographs and study
models should be submitted in support of the case report as appropriate.
5.2.4 Each case report must detail the role of the candidate in the management of the
patient.

5.2.5 The case report submissions must be received by the College at least four weeks
prior to the Peer Review Examination. Due to the large file size of the cases and
the need to forward them to the Examiners, three separate USB flash drives, each
containing the whole submission in Adobe® PDF format and in addition one
printed, hard copy must be included.

5.2.6 Candidates must present cases that have been commenced following completion
of the approved program.

5.2.7 In the Specialist Dental Practice discipline of Orthodontics, the cases should cover
the broad range of orthodontic malocclusion and must be presented following a
minimum of two (2) years following debanding of the patient.


5.3 Assessment in the Specialist Dental Practice discipline of Dental Public Health

5.3.1 Assessment of candidates in this discipline shall be by peer review of portfolio
presentations with a viva voce examination of up to 1.5 hours duration.
Candidates must present portfolio reports covering their personal involvement in
an oral epidemiological survey; development of oral health policy;
implementation of a dental public health service or evaluated health promotion
program and/or their management or leadership of innovative oral health
services research. The assessment will be set at an advanced level such that the
candidate will be expected to demonstrate independent acumen and experience
above that which has been achieved during their graduate training program. The
content and coverage of the portfolio report is specified in clause 8 of this
Appendix.

5.3.2 Each portfolio report will include:

(a) A validated statement of the candidate’s experiences in:

 public or Non-Government Organisation (NGO) sectors
 managing a group of health professionals with more than six staff
members
 the role and contribution within health administrative and policy
committees
 contributing to community service through collaboration with
community or public health networks

(b) Documentation, either in scientific publication or in-house policy documents
of the:

 conduct of a substantive epidemiological or health service study
 conduct and evaluation of an oral health promotion project

(c) Evidence of their role in:


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 implementation of a new or reorientated oral health service
 community information transfer
 competent management of an urban or rural dental health service
 teaching
 research

5.3.3 The portfolio report should not exceed twenty (20) pages of typing in total
(excluding appendices and photographs but including presentation of work
experience and/or case studies in the Special discipline).
5.3.4 Each portfolio must detail the role of the candidate in the management of the
program or project.

5.3.5 Three (3) copies of the portfolio report must be submitted to the College in
electronic form on CD or DVD in Adobe
®
PDF format at least one (1) month prior
to the Peer Review. One additional copy must be submitted in printed form.

5.3.6 Candidates must present portfolio reports that have been commenced following
completion of the Approved Program.


6. Approved Programs

6.1 The following university postgraduate programs are designated as approved programs by
the College Council on the recommendation of the Board of Studies:

 Any program in a Specialist Dental Practice discipline of a minimum three (3) years
full-time duration, or equivalent

OR
 any program in the Special Discipline of Dental Public Health or an appropriate
combination of education and experience in the Special Discipline

AND
 has accreditation from the appropriate authority
AND/OR
 which has been conducted by a university that has entered into a Memorandum of
Understanding with the College for the purpose of conjoint examination.


7. Use of Post-nominals

7.1 Membership

Council will grant permission to use the following post-nominal for those Members of the
College in each of the following Specialist Dental Practice disciplines:

MRACDS(Endo) Endodontics
MRACDS(OralMed) Oral Medicine
MRACDS(Orth) Orthodontics
MRACDS(Paed) Paediatric Dentistry
MRACDS(Pros) Prosthodontics
MRACDS(SND) Special Needs Dentistry

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MRACDS(Perio) Periodontics
MRACDS(DPH) Dental Public Health

7.2 Fellowship

Council will grant permission to use the following post-nominal for those Fellows of the
College in each of the following Specialist Dental Practice disciplines:

FRACDS(Endo) Endodontics
FRACDS(OralMed) Oral Medicine
FRACDS(Orth) Orthodontics
FRACDS(Paed) Paediatric Dentistry
FRACDS(Pros) Prosthodontics
FRACDS(SND) Special Needs Dentistry
FRACDS(Perio) Periodontics
FRACDS(DPH) Dental Public Health

Those Members of the College in a Specialist Dental Practice discipline who are awarded
Fellowship in that discipline shall not be permitted to use the Membership post-nominal
in that discipline.

7.3 References should be made to the relevant College By-law.


8. Specific requirements for each Specialist Dental Practice discipline

The following clinical components are areas in which a candidate for this examination
should have indicated knowledge, experience and understanding. Candidates in all
Specialist Dental Practice disciplines are required to have adequate knowledge with the
ability to apply this knowledge in the following areas:

 Local anaesthesia and sedation.
 Pharmacology and therapeutics.
 Research methodology, design and biostatistics.
 Diagnostic dento/maxillo-facial radiology
 Management of medical emergencies in dental practice
 Dento-legal reporting.
 Embryology and developmental defects affecting the teeth.
 Infection control in dental practice.
 Cultural competence




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Endodontics

Areas of Study in Endodontics

Sections 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 provide a broad outline of the general and specific areas in which a
candidate for this examination should have indicated knowledge, experience and understanding.

8.1 General Areas

Candidates should have knowledge and experience with patient assessment, diagnosis,
treatment planning and prognosis, including appropriate medical history, diagnosis and
treatment planning in conjunction with clinicians in related disciplines.

8.2 Specific Areas

In depth:
Candidates should have achieved a thorough knowledge of concepts and theories for the
purpose of critical analysis and the synthesis of more complete understanding in:

 Microbiology and immunology of pulp and periapical diseases.
 Dynamics of pulp and peri-radicular pathoses and their diagnosis including the
differential diagnosis of other conditions with similar presentations.
 Neuro and vascular physiology of the pulp
 Radiology
 Vital pulp therapy procedures
 Endodontic management of pulpless teeth with associated periapical pathosis.
 Methods for isolation and temporisation of teeth during endodontic treatment.
 Diagnosis and treatment of traumatic injuries to the teeth and supporting structures.
 Replantation and transplantation of teeth.
 Combined endodontic-periodontic pathology: conservative treatment and surgery.
 “Cracked tooth” and “split tooth” syndromes.
 Aetiology and treatment of discoloured teeth.
 Apical, root surface and internal resorptive defects - their causes and treatment.
 Management of perforations.
 Paedodontic endodontics.
 Methods of restoring endodontically-treated teeth.
 Retreating endodontically compromised teeth - conservative and surgical methods.
 Use of operating microscope and associated micro-technical instruments
 Knowledge and application of rotary NiTi instruments

Peer Review and Assessment

8.3 Assessment of candidates shall be by evaluation of case presentations and defence of
these cases in a viva voce examination. As part of the examination, candidates must
present twelve (12) case reports covering their personal treatment of a range of
problems.

8.3.1 The twelve (12) cases must include at least one case from the following groups,
detailing the management of a patient:

(a) Conservatively
(b) Surgically
(c) With traumatic injuries

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(d) Requiring removal of obstructions from the root canal, such as posts and
broken instruments
(e) With complex pathology or treatment modalities
(f) Where the treatment performed by the candidate has been unsuccessful
(g) Requiring a multidisciplinary approach to treatment; and reflecting the
interface between Endodontics and at least one of the other specialties of
dentistry or medicine.

8.3.2 Candidates must present cases that have been commenced following completion
of the Approved Program with at least twelve (12) months of follow-up.


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Oral Medicine

Areas of Study in Oral Medicine

Sections 9.1, 9.2 and 9.3 provide a broad outline of the general and specific areas in which a
candidate for this examination should have indicated knowledge, experience and understanding.

9.1 General Areas

Candidates should have knowledge and experience with patient assessment, diagnosis,
treatment planning and prognosis, including:

 Appropriate medical history, diagnosis and treatment planning in conjunction with
clinicians in related disciplines
 The oral care of the medically complex/special needs patient

9.2 Specific Areas

In depth:
Candidates should have achieved a thorough knowledge of concepts and theories for the
purpose of critical analysis and the synthesis of more complete understanding in:

 Orofacial pain
 General and internal medicine relevant to the practice of oral medicine
 Diseases with orofacial and/or dental manifestations
 Evidence based medicine

Understanding:
Candidates should have achieved adequate knowledge with the ability to apply this
knowledge in:

 Clinical Pharmacology
 Procedural oral medicine including anaesthesia, surgical emergencies and infection
control
 Diagnostic oral pathology and laboratory medicine
 Principles of care of the medically-complex patient and the patient with special
needs

Familiarity
Candidates should have knowledge of and be familiar with the principles of:

 Systemic disease and its management
Peer Review and Assessment

9.3 Assessment of candidates shall be by evaluation of case presentations and defence of
these cases in a viva voce examination. As part of the examination, candidates must
present five (5) case reports covering their personal treatment of a range of problems.


9.3.1 The five (5) case reports must include one (1) from each of the following groups,
detailing the management of a patient with:

(a) Mucosal pathology

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(b) Medically complex conditions
(c) Oro-facial pain
(d) A multidisciplinary approach to treatment; and reflecting the interface
between Oral Medicine and at least one of the other specialties of dentistry
or medicine
(e) One (1) patient in an area of the candidate’s choice within the discipline of
Oral Medicine

9.3.2 Candidates must present cases that have been commenced following completion
of the Approved Program.



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Orthodontics

Areas of Study in Orthodontics

Sections 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3 provide a broad outline of the general and specific areas in which a
candidate for this examination should have indicated knowledge, experience and understanding.

10.1 General Areas

Candidates should have knowledge and experience with patient assessment, diagnosis,
treatment planning and prognosis, including appropriate medical history, diagnosis and
treatment planning in conjunction with clinicians in related disciplines.

10.2 Specific Areas

In depth:
Candidates should have achieved a thorough knowledge of concepts and theories for the
purpose of critical analysis and the synthesis of more complete understanding in:

 Normal growth and development and genetics
 Applied biology of dento-alveolar structures
 Oral Physiology, occlusion and oro-facial functions
 Orthodontic case analysis and problem solving
 Aetiology and diagnosis of malocclusion
 Radiographic cephalometry
 Orthodontic therapies
 Contemporary orthodontic appliances
 Cleft palate management
 Iatrogenic damage to hard and soft tissues in orthodontic management
 Orthodontic biomechanics
 Oral health and preventive dentistry
 Materials science and orthodontic materials
 Professional collaboration


Understanding:
Candidates should have achieved adequate knowledge with the ability to apply this
knowledge in:

 Contemporary research in growth and development and tissue response
 Orthodontic/surgical correction of malocclusions
 Occlusal aspects of TMJ problems and dysfunction
 Orthodontic inter-relationships in periodontics, prosthodontics and restorative
dentistry

Familiarity
Candidates should have knowledge of and be familiar with the principles of:

 Specialist orthodontic practice management
 Speech pathology and therapy




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Peer Review and Assessment

10.3. Assessment of candidates shall be by peer review of (5) five cases with a viva voce
examination.

10.3.1 Cases should cover the broad range of orthodontic malocclusion and must be
presented following a minimum of (2) years following debanding of the patient.
The assessment will be set at an advanced level such that the candidate will be
expected to demonstrate independent clinical acumen and experience above that
which has been achieved during their graduate training program.

10.3.2 Candidates must present cases that have been commenced following completion
of the Approved Program.


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Paediatric Dentistry

Areas of Study in Paediatric Dentistry

Sections 11.1, 11.2 and 11.3 provide a broad outline of the general and specific areas in which a
candidate for this examination should have indicated knowledge, experience and understanding.

11.1 General Areas
Candidates should have knowledge and experience with patient assessment, diagnosis,
treatment planning and prognosis, including appropriate medical history, diagnosis and
treatment planning in conjunction with clinicians in related disciplines.

11.2 Specific Areas
In depth:
Candidates should have achieved a thorough knowledge of concepts and theories for the
purpose of critical analysis and the synthesis of more complete understanding in:

 Normal growth and development
 Pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of dental caries
 Pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases
 Behaviour management of the child and adolescent
 Development of the occlusion and its management
 Restorative paediatric dentistry
 Abnormalities of growth and development including medical syndromes, genetic
disorders and craniofacial anomalies
 Paediatric oral pathology and oral medicine
 Management of orofacial trauma
 Dental management of children with special needs

Understanding:
Candidates should have achieved adequate knowledge with the ability to apply this
knowledge in:

 Community paediatric dentistry
 General paediatric medicine and surgery

Familiarity:
Candidates should have knowledge of and be familiar with the principles of:

 Epidemiology of dental caries and periodontal diseases
 Paediatric forensic dentistry
 Specialist paediatric practice management
 Speech pathology and therapy

Peer Review and Assessment

11.3 Assessment of candidates shall be by evaluation of case presentations and defence of
these cases in a viva voce examination. As part of the examination, candidates must
present five (5) case reports covering their personal treatment of a range of problems.

11.3.1 The five (5) case reports must include at least one (1) from each of the following
groups, detailing the management of a child with:


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(a) Dental caries involving advanced restorative treatment and behaviour
management
(b) Trauma
(c) A dental anomaly or orofacial medicine or pathology
(d) Special needs
(e) A multidisciplinary approach to treatment; and reflecting the interface
between Paediatric Dentistry and at least one of the other specialties of
dentistry or medicine.

11.3.2 Candidates must present cases that have been commenced following completion
of the Approved Program.



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Prosthodontics

Sections 12.1, 12.2 and 12.3 provide a broad outline of the general and specific areas in which a
candidate for this examination should have demonstrated knowledge, experience and
understanding.

12.1 General Areas

Candidates should have knowledge and experience with patient assessment, diagnosis,
treatment planning and prognosis, including:

 appropriate medical history, diagnosis and treatment planning in conjunction with
clinicians in related disciplines
 formulation of multidisciplinary treatment plans for complex restorative problems
 ability to accept responsibility for the coordination of treatment and the long-term
maintenance of complex restorative cases
 the prosthodontic management of medically compromised and aged patients.

12.2 Specific Areas

In depth:
Candidates should have achieved a thorough knowledge of concepts and theories for the
purpose of critical analysis and the synthesis of more complete understanding in:

 Fixed prosthodontics
 Removable prosthodontics
 Dental implants
 Craniomandibular disorders and orofacial pain
 Dental materials
 Dental technology

Understanding:
Candidates should have a thorough or technical knowledge with the ability to apply this
knowledge characteristic of specialisation in:

 Congenital and developmental defects of the jaws and teeth
 Preprosthetic surgery
 Prosthodontic rehabilitation of the periodontally involved dentition
 The elderly patient
 Dento-facial trauma
 Rehabilitation following corrective jaw surgery
 Diagnostic radiology

Familiarity
Candidates should have knowledge of and be familiar with the principles of:

 Maxillo-facial prosthodontics
 Speech pathology and therapy

Peer Review and Assessment


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12.3 Assessment of candidates shall be by evaluation of case presentations and defence of
these cases in a viva voce examination. As part of the examination, candidates must
present four (4) case reports covering their personal treatment of a range of problems.

12.3.1 The four (4) case reports must include one from each of the following groups,
detailing the management of a patient requirement management with:

(a) Fixed prosthodontics
(b) Removable prosthodontics
(c) Osseointegrated implants
(d) A multidisciplinary approach to treatment; and reflecting the interface
between Prosthodontics and at least one of the other specialties of dentistry
or medicine.

12.3.2 Candidates must present cases that have been commenced following completion
of the Approved Program.



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Special Needs Dentistry

Areas of Study in Special Needs Dentistry

Sections 13.1, 13.2 and 13.3 provide a broad outline of the general and specific areas in which a
candidate for this examination should have indicated knowledge, experience and understanding.

13.1 General Areas

Candidates should have knowledge and experience with patient assessment, diagnosis,
treatment planning and prognosis, including appropriate medical history, diagnosis and
treatment planning in conjunction with clinicians in related disciplines.

 The provision of dental care for patients with special needs.
 Oral health promotion and collaboration with organisations concerned with the
advocacy of high standards of oral health for patients with special needs.
 The provision of expert opinion on matters relating to oral health in patients with
special needs.
 The promotion of training, postgraduate education and research in aspects of oral
health associated with patients with special needs.

13.2 Specific Areas

Provision of oral health care for patients with special needs
Candidates should be able to:

 Communication effectively with individual patients and their carers
 Undertake an appropriate history and examination which identifies the relevant
factors which impact on oral health and provision of clinical care.
 Plan, arrange and undertake appropriate management strategies in the provision of
clinical dental care in a variety of settings.
 Work with other dental or medical specialists to ensure that patients with special
needs are provided with the best available care that meets their oral and other
health care needs.
 Understand and implement medico-legal requirements associated with treating
patients with special needs.

Oral Health promotion for patients with special needs
The candidate should be able to:

 Identify and liaise with key organisations in the community for the purposes of
maintaining and improving oral health
 Design and implement oral health programmes which meet the needs of identified
special needs groups
 Monitor and evaluate oral health programmes

Provision of expert opinion

The candidate should be able to:

 Act as a resource or information source for dental and other health professionals and
parties involved in the health and welfare of patients with special needs


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Research

The candidate should be able to assess the quality of information and to undertake
research associated with special needs groups. Such research could include:

 Identification of risk factors for oral health in patients with special needs
 Oral health status of people with special needs
 Evaluation of treatment or preventive strategies.

Familiarity

Candidates should have knowledge of and be familiar with the principles of:

 Epidemiology of dental caries and periodontal diseases
 Radiography
 Forensic dentistry

Peer Review and Assessment

13.3 Assessment of candidates shall be by evaluation of case presentations and defence of
these cases in a viva voce examination. As part of the examination, candidates must
present four (4) case reports covering their personal treatment of a range of problems.

13.3.1 The four (4) case reports must include one (1) from each of the following groups,
detailing the management of a patient with:

(a) Intellectual disability
(b) Physical disability
(c) A patient representing the broad scope of Special Needs Dentistry
(d) A multidisciplinary approach to treatment; and reflecting the interface
between Special Needs Dentistry and at least one of the other specialties of
dentistry or medicine.

13.3.2 Candidates must present cases that have been commenced following completion
of the Approved Program.


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Periodontics

IN ADDITION to the requirements outlined in General Information above (pages 56 – 64), there
are specific elements of each of the following requirements that relate to the Specialist Dental
Practice discipline of Periodontics:
1. Pathways to the award of Fellowship in the Specialist Dental Practice discipline of
Periodontics
2. Period of Specialist Experience in the Specialist Dental Practice discipline of
Periodontics
3. Assessment for those candidates enrolled in an MOU Program prior to 2010
4. Peer Review and Assessment
5. Approved Programs


1. Award of Fellowship in the Specialist Dental Practice discipline of Periodontics

Three pathways exist for the award of Fellowship in the Specialist Dental Practice discipline
of Periodontics.

1.1 Candidates having commenced an approved program prior to 30 December 2009

Award of Fellowship for those candidates who are completing an approved
program in an institution that has signed a Memorandum of Understanding
(MOU) with the College for the award of Fellowship in the Specialist Dental
Practice discipline of Periodontics. These candidates must have commenced and
have been enrolled by the institution in the approved program prior to 30
December 2009.

Such candidates are eligible for recommendation for admission to Fellowship
(FRACDS) following successful completion of:

(a) Primary Examinations (or exemption, see below)
(b) Fellowship Examination (held conjointly with the institution with which the
College holds an MOU)

1.2 Award of Fellowship for those candidates holding Membership in the College or
an equivalent qualification approved by the Council.

Those candidates who hold Membership of the College in the Specialist Dental
Practice discipline of Periodontics, or an equivalent qualification approved by the
Council, are eligible for recommendation to admission to Fellowship (FRACDS) in
the Specialist Dental Practice discipline of Periodontics following successful
completion of:

(a) Primary Examinations (or exemption, see below)
(b) Specialist Experience
(c) Peer review and Assessment (Part II)

1.3 Transitional Candidates - those having commenced an approved program after 1
January 2010 and prior to 30 December 2012

Award of Fellowship in the Specialist Dental Practice discipline of Periodontics for
those candidates completing an approved program in an institution that has

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signed an MOU with the College for the award of Membership in the in the
Specialist Dental Practice discipline of Periodontics. These candidates must have
been enrolled by the institution in the approved program after 1 January 2010
and prior to 30 December 2012.

These candidates are eligible for recommendation to admission to Fellowship
(FRACDS) in the Specialist Dental Practice discipline of Periodontics following
successful completion of:
(a) Conjoint Membership Examination as specified under Clause 3.3, where the
institution has signed an MOU with the College.
(b) Fellowship Examination by Peer Review and Assessment.
This Examination will be held by the College following the successful
completion of the final examinations of an approved program conducted by
the institution.

2. Period of Specialist Experience in the Specialist Dental Practice discipline of Periodontics

Candidates in the Transitional pathway for Periodontics (see Clause 2.2.3), will be
exempted from the period of specialist experience.

3. Assessment for those candidates enrolled in an MOU Program prior to 2010

3.1 Candidates for the award of Fellowship (FRACDS) in the Specialist Dental Practice discipline
of Periodontics are required to have passed the Primary Examination. Exemption from the
Primary Examination may be granted by College Council on the recommendation of the
Board of Studies, to candidates who submit documentation to show that, prior to
enrolment in the approved program, they were eligible for exemption pursuant to clause
36 of the Regulations for Examination and Fellowship.

3.2 Assessment of candidates shall comprise at least:

(a) written examination papers
(b) examination of a patient and viva voce
(c) a viva voce examination based on the case reports
(d) a viva voce examination on the written examination paper and general discussion


4. Peer Review and Assessment for those candidates who hold Membership in the Specialist
Dental Practice discipline of Periodontics and for those candidates enrolled between 1
January 2010 and 30 December 2012

4.1 Eligibility for Examination by Peer Review

4.1.1 Candidates for the award of Fellowship (FRACDS) in the Specialist Dental Practice
discipline of Periodontics are required to have passed the Primary Examination.
Exemption from the Primary Examination may be granted by College Council on the
recommendation of the Board of Studies to candidates who submit documentation
to show that, prior to enrolment in the approved program, they were eligible for
exemption pursuant to clause 36 of the Regulations for Examination and
Fellowship.

4.2 Assessment and Peer Review in the Specialist Dental Practice discipline of Periodontics

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4.2.1 Assessment of candidates shall be by peer review of case presentations with a
viva voce examination. Candidates must present case reports covering their
personal treatment of a range of problems. The assessment will be set at an
advanced level such that the candidate will be expected to demonstrate
independent clinical acumen and experience above that which has been achieved
during their graduate training program. The number of case reports is specified in
Clause 9 of this Appendix.
4.2.2 Each case report will include:

(a) Pretreatment

Pre-treatment dental and medical history
Clinical findings on initial presentation
Results of investigations
Pretreatment clinical photographs, models and radiographs as
appropriate

(b) Treatment

Diagnosis
Treatment Plan
Treatment Phase records including clinical photographs, models and
radiographs as appropriate

(b) Post-treatment

Post treatment assessment and prognosis including clinical photographs,
models and radiographs as appropriate (ideally a minimum period of six
months)
Prognosis and maintenance
Brief discussion supported by the literature

4.2.3 Each case report should not exceed five (5) pages of typing (excluding copies of
chartings and clinical photographs). Radiographs, clinical photographs and study
models should be submitted in support of the case report as appropriate.

4.2.4 Each case report must detail the role of the candidate in the management of the
patient and be certified by the candidate to this effect.

4.2.5 Five (5) copies of case reports will be submitted to the College in electronic form
on CD or DVD in Adobe
®
PDF format at least one (1) month prior to the Peer
Review. One additional copy must be submitted in printed form.

4.2.6 Candidates must present cases that have been commenced following completion
of the approved program.

5. Approved Programs

5.1 For the purposes of this Appendix, the following university postgraduate programs are
designated as approved programs by the Council of the College on the recommendation of
the Board of Studies:


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 Any program in the Specialist Dental Practice discipline of Periodontics of a minimum
three (3) years full-time duration, or equivalent, conducted by a university that has
entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the College
OR
 Has accreditation from the appropriate authority.



Areas of Study in Periodontics

Sections 14.1, 14.2 and 14.3 provide a broad outline of the general and specific areas in which a
candidate for this examination should have indicated knowledge, experience and understanding.

14.1 General Areas

Candidates should have knowledge and experience with patient assessment, diagnosis,
treatment planning and prognosis, including appropriate medical history, diagnosis and
treatment planning in conjunction with clinicians in related disciplines

14.2 Specific Areas

In depth:
Candidates should have achieved a thorough knowledge of concepts and theories for the
purpose of critical analysis and the synthesis of more complete understanding in:

 Diagnosis, treatment planning and prognosis
 Non-surgical periodontal therapy
 Surgical periodontal therapy
 Periodontal maintenance therapy
 Chemotherapeutic adjuncts to periodontal therapy
 Interdisciplinary relationships
 Dental Implants, including relevant information in biomaterials, bone physiology and
histology
 Anatomy, histology and biology of the periodontium
 Microbiology of periodontal diseases
 Pathogenesis of periodontal diseases
 Relationships between periodontal disease and systemic diseases

Understanding:
Candidates should have achieved adequate knowledge with the ability to apply this
knowledge in:

 Epidemiology of periodontal diseases
 Oral medicine and oral pathology
 Pharmacology and anaesthesia
 Infection control
 Radiography
 Principles of biostatistics, research design and research methods
 Behavioural Sciences
 Occlusion

14.3 Peer Review and Assessment


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Assessment of candidates shall be by evaluation of case presentations and defence of
these cases in a viva voce examination. As part of the examination, candidates must
present five (5) case reports covering their personal treatment of a range of problems.

14.3.1 The five (5) cases must include at least one case from the following groups,
detailing the management of a patient:
(a) Conservatively
(b) Surgically
(c) Requiring the placement of osseo-integrated implants
(d) Requiring a multidisciplinary approach to treatment; and reflecting the
interface between Periodontics and at least one of the other specialties of
dentistry or medicine.

14.3.2 Candidates must present cases that have been commenced following completion
of the Approved Program (excepting those candidates in the Transitional Pathway
2.2.3).



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Dental Public Health

Areas of Study in Dental Public Health

Following is a broad outline of the general and specific areas in which a candidate for this examination
should have indicated knowledge, experience and understanding.

15.1 General Areas

Candidates should have knowledge and experience with the principles of the organization
of health services, including legislative and financial aspects influencing access to oral
health services and oral health outcome; oral epidemiology and community consultation
processes; planning and evaluation of health services; health and oral health policy
development; and evidence based care and health gain.

15.2 Specific Areas

In depth:
Candidates should have achieved a thorough knowledge of concepts and theories for the
purpose of critical analysis and the synthesis of more complete understanding in:
 Understanding determinants of oral health
 Determining priorities for oral health services
 Oral health policy
 Burden and impact of oral disease on individuals/communities
 Prevention of oral disorders at a population level
 Mechanism to reduce inequity and inequalities in access to dental services and
oral health outcomes
 Skill mix and training of dental personnel
 Workforce issues and predictions
 Oral health promotion
 Special needs groups and multidisciplinary collaboration
 International oral health and implementation of strategic directions
 Local policy issues specific to their jurisdiction.

Peer Review and Assessment

15.3 Assessment of candidates shall be by evaluation of their portfolio report and defence of
their activities in a viva voce examination. As part of the examination, candidates must
present three (3) examples of their public health activity (in a maximum total of 20 pages)
which has lead to improving dental services, reducing inequities in access to dental
service or improving the oral health of a high risk community group.

15.3.1 One of the three examples must include either

(a) a health promotion project,
OR
(b) a community activity which has engaged people with special needs or at high
risk of oral disease.

15.3.2 Candidates must present examples of their activities that have been commenced
following completion of the Approved Program with at least twelve (12) months
of follow-up.


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Fellowship Examination – Specialist Dental Practice

These guidelines are intended to provide assistance to candidates concerning standards, assessment and
format of the Final Examination for Fellowship in the following Specialist Fields: Endodontics, Oral
Medicine, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics and Special Needs Dentistry.
1
The marking
guidelines provided may vary where examinations are held conjointly with another institution. There are
no absolute answers to many of the questions on which guidance is sought.

Specialist Dental Practice Examinations – Invasive Procedures in Patient Treatment
The present format for specialist dental practice examinations will not contain irreversible or invasive
procedures.

NB: Candidates are guided by the Appendix to the Regulations for Examinations leading to Membership
and Fellowship in Specialist Dental Practice.

1. The candidate should have a broad and deep theoretical knowledge with clinical application in all
aspects of the Specialist Dental Practice.

2. The candidate for the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Specialist
Dental Practice (FRACDS(SDP)) should demonstrate clinical maturity and expertise commensurate
with that of a specialist dentist with a minimum of 12 months specialist/restricted practice
following the successful completion of a recognised post-graduate qualification, particularly in
the areas of diagnosis, treatment planning and management.

3. The relevant Appendix lists the areas of study of each Specialist Dental Practice disciplinary and
the levels of knowledge required.

4. The examination for the FRACDS(SDP) will assess whether the candidate has the level of clinical
maturity and expertise commensurate with that of a specialist dentist with a minimum of 12
months specialist/restricted practice following the successful completion of a recognised post-
graduate qualification, particularly in the areas of diagnosis, treatment planning and
management.

5. A wide knowledge and understanding of the current international literature in the Specialist
Dental Practice disciplinary is expected.

6. A closed marking system is used for the examinations. The marking criteria are as follows:

To achieve a good outcome, a candidate will show an outstanding level of overall performance and have
exceeded all performance indicators:

 have comprehensive content
 have an exceptionally clear understanding and appreciation of the issues
 be well organized, have formulated and sustained arguments
 be well-informed; display critical thinking

1
For the Specialist Dental Practice disciplinary of Dental Public Health and Periodontics, please refer to separate
Guidelines. For Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, please refer to the Handbook.

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 show creative insight and originality in comprehension, application and analysis, with
synthesis and evaluation
 have excellent communication skills: written and/or oral
 have good decision making skills
 show well justified approaches

To achieve a pass, a candidate will show a good level of overall performance and have fulfilled most of
the performance indicators to a satisfactory level:

 show a good level of overall performance
 have fulfilled most of the performance indicators to a satisfactory level
 have adequate content
 have a competent understanding and appreciation of the main issues possibly with some
lapses
 show logical thinking
 put forward clearly developed arguments; generally well prepared and presented.
 have satisfactory communication skills: written and/or oral
 adequate decision making skills
 show solid evidence of comprehension and application with some analysis.
 be able to justify most approaches well

A candidate will fail if their performance is unsatisfactory in most aspects and does not meet half the
performance indicators:

 fails to meet half the performance indicators
 is unsatisfactory in most aspects
 is missing in essential content
 lacks sound justification or approaches
 shows unacceptable decision making and other tested skills
 shows inadequate communication skills
 shows minimal or inadequate comprehension of material and little or no application

A candidate will fail poorly if the performance:
 shows questionable approaches, which are not justified or not justifiable
 reflects poor decision making
 reflects poor communication skills
 is unable to identify issues;
 is inadequate depth & breadth of understanding
 shows incomplete or irrelevant presentation of material
 is potentially risky in practice






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Guidelines for Preparation of Portfolio Reports for the RACDS Specialist Dental
Practice Fellowship Examination in Dental Public Health

It is expected that candidates are able to present their portfolio report succinctly.

Candidates are to be familiar with the Appendix to the Regulations for Examination leading to
Membership and Fellowship in the Specialist Dental Practice disciplinary for Dental Public Health which
outlines the specific areas for the portfolio report. Candidates must adhere to these guidelines and must
select examples of their public health activity which has lead to improving dental services, reducing
inequities in access to dental service or improving the oral health of a high risk community group.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to seek mentoring from a specialist in their Specialist Dental Practice
disciplinary in the preparation and documentation of their portfolio report.

Examiners require the candidate to demonstrate knowledge and skill commensurate with that of a
specialist in the special field of Dental Public Health. A wide knowledge and understanding of the current
literature is expected. Skills assessed include written and oral communication, decision making, critical
thinking, independent acumen and thinking. Comprehensive content supported by a clear understanding
and appreciation of the issues is expected with well organised and sustained arguments.

Check list for Candidates:

Note: if portfolio report does not meet these criteria, candidates will be expected to resubmit.

 Portfolio Report does not exceed twenty (20) pages in length, excluding appendices and photographs
but including presentation of work experience and /or case studies in the Specialist Dental Practice
disciplinary.

 Portfolio Report must detail the role of the candidate in the management of the program or project.

 Portfolio Report must include a critical analysis of the projects and the role of the candidate, which
documents the outcomes, whether they were successful or not and whether there were any
unexpected outcomes. There should also be included any follow up since publication.

 Portfolio Report should be presented in narrative form using paragraphs and free of typographical
and grammatical errors.

 Font should be no less than 11-point Times New Roman or Arial, with 1.5 spacing between lines,
justified on both left and right sides of the page.

 All pages should be numbered in sequence.

 Vancouver style of referencing should be used (see http://www.ICMJE.org/) and cited using
superscript Arabic numerals in the order in which they appear. The reference list should not exceed
30 references, and may be presented in 10-font.



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Guidelines for Preparation of Case Reports for RACDS Specialist Dental Practice
Examinations

It is expected that candidates are able to present their cases succinctly.

Candidates are to be familiar with the Appendix to the Regulations for Examination leading to
Membership and Fellowship in the Specialist Dental Practice which outlines the number and the specific
areas of case reports required. Candidates must adhere to these guidelines and it would be in their
interest to select cases that demonstrate the breadth and range of their clinical experience and their
specialty. Candidates are strongly encouraged to seek mentoring from a specialist in their Specialist
Dental Practice in the preparation and documentation of their cases.

Examiners require the candidate to demonstrate academic and clinical expertise commensurate with that
of a specialist dentist in independent practice for a minimum of twelve months, particularly in the areas
of diagnosis, treatment planning and management of specialist dental patients. A wide knowledge and
understanding of the current literature is expected. Skills assessed include written and oral
communication, decision making, and critical thinking. Comprehensive content supported by a clear
understanding and appreciation of the issues is expected with well organized and sustained arguments.

Check list for Candidates:

Note: if case reports do not meet these criteria, candidates will be expected to resubmit.

 Case Report does not exceed five (5) pages in length, excluding the reference list. The five (5) page
limit excludes clinical charting, radiographs, photographs, laboratory reports and any other
illustrative material pertinent to the case.

 Supportive material (clinical charting, radiographs, photographs, laboratory reports and any other
illustrative material pertinent to the case) placed at the end of the case report (after the reference
list).

 Case Report should be presented in narrative form using paragraphs and free of typographical and
grammatical errors.

 Font should be no less than 11-point, Times New Roman or Arial, with 1.5 spacing between lines,
justified on both left and right sides of the page.

 All pages should be numbered in sequence.

 Vancouver style of referencing should be used (see http://www.ICMJE.org/) and cited using
superscript Arabic numerals in the order in which they appear. The reference list should not exceed
30 references, and may be presented in 10-font.

All treatment performed should be summarized in narrative form, that is, an appointment log
(procedures performed appointment by appointment) is not required however acknowledgement where
treatment has been performed by other clinicians is to be included. The discussion should include specific
reference to the relevant literature.







SECTION 4 POLICIES

Complaints in Relation to Examinations and Assessments

The College has a Policy and Procedure for Handling Complaints relation to Examinations and
Assessments.

There are three stages in dealing with a complaint in relation to a College Examination or Assessment
when a candidate believes that he/she has been adversely or unfairly affected by the decision of the
College.

1. Stage1 Reconsideration
The original decision is reconsidered by the body that made the decision in the first place, e.g.
Examiners or Assessment Committee.

2. Stage 2 Review
The original decision is reviewed by a body superior to that which made the original decision, e.g.
Board of Studies for Special Field.

3. Stage 3 Appeal
The original decision is considered by a specially constituted Appeals Committee, based on a written
submission from the candidate and considered subject to the grounds of appeal.


Further inquiries can be made to the CEO



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Exam Observers

To provide direction in the selection, role and conduct of College Examination Observers.

1. College mission statement
To promote the study of the science and art of dentistry; to encourage research in clinical science and the
practice of dentistry; to bring together dentists for scientific discussions and clinical demonstrations; and
to disseminate knowledge of the principles and practice of dentistry for the benefit of the community.

To promote excellence in the provision of dental education, continuing professional development and a
range of internationally recognised educational qualifications in all aspects of dentistry.

2. College core values
The following values underpin all policy decisions of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons:

Standards: to strive for excellence at all times

Fairness and equity: to respect the individual and adhere to all principles of equal opportunity

Ethical Conduct: to ensure honesty, integrity and transparency at all times

Commitment: to support the College in achieving the aims of its mission

Collaboration: to encourage collegiality and professional development

3. Background

The College conducts examinations at Membership and Fellowship level in the General Dental Practise
and Specialist Dental Practice. These examinations may be held conjointly with other institutions under
Memoranda of Understanding. The College at all times strives to maintain fair, valid and consistent
examination processes.

The number of examiners required for examinations varies according to the type and nature of
examination. In examinations conducted by a single Examiner, such as the Primary Examination, an
Observer appointed by the College must be present to:

 ensure due process or
 provide a learning experience for college staff or
 provide training for a prospective examiner

An Observer will usually be a:

 Fellow or Member of the RACDS
 Member of college staff
 Prospective examiner who will observe prior to examining

A potential Observer who is not in one of these categories requires the permission of the Registrar


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4. Policy statement

1. Candidates should be advised through college documentation, such as examination memoranda that
an Observer is frequently present during any examination and that during the Fellowship Primary
Examination, an Observer will definitely be present.

2. On or before the day of the examination, candidates must be advised that an Observer may be
present.

3. A candidate has the right not to consent to an Observer, unless the examination is conducted by a
single examiner, such as the Primary Examination.

4. A candidate has the right to inform the exam coordinator or Registrar that the Observer is known to
them, and that the individual’s presence may impact on performance. In this case, an alternative
Observer should be obtained.

5. If no other Observer is available, the exam coordinator or Registrar’s representative should act as
Observer.

6. An Observer who is known to the candidate must declare any potential conflict of interest.

7. There will only be one Observer per candidate at any one time.

8. The role of the Observer is passive, and therefore he/she must be silent during the examination.

9. The Observer must neither comment nor pass judgement on the performance of a candidate.

10. The exception to the passive role of the Observer as per clauses 8 and 9 is specific to the Primary
Examination, where the Observer may be mentored into the role of Examiner and is instructed by the
Examiner to ask questions.

11. The Observer must agree to keep all aspects of the examination completely confidential, including the
content or performance of a candidate. If the Observer is required to attend the Examiners’ meeting,
on request of the Chair of the meeting, they may comment as appropriate.

12. Observers must neither enter nor leave the examination room during the examination itself.

13. If the examination is taking place conjointly with another institution, prior approval for a college
Observer to be present must be sought from the relevant program director or nominee of that
institution.

14. Any deviation from the above clauses requires approval of the Registrar.

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Refunds

Enrolment with the College

Non Refundable

Orientation Course

The refund policy for the Course is as follows:

 80 % refund - if candidate withdraws more than 30 days prior to commencement date of
course
 50 % refund - if candidate withdraws less than 30 days prior to commencement date of
course
 0 % refund - if candidate withdraws less than or equal to 7 days prior to commencement of
course
Notwithstanding the above, requests for a refund due to exceptional circumstances will be considered by
the Registrar. Except in exceptional circumstances, there is no refund given, once the course has started.
The fee for the CD Rom of subject notes (if received before cancellation) and bank draft fees will be
subtracted from the refund.


Final Exam Workshop

The refund policy for the Workshop is as follows:

 80% refund - if candidate withdraws more than 30 days prior to commencement date of
course
 50% refund - if candidate withdraws less than 30 days prior to commencement date of
course
 0% refund - if candidate withdraws less than or equal to 7 days prior to commencement of
course

Notwithstanding the above, applications for withdrawal from the Final Exam Workshop due to unforeseen
emergencies will be considered on their merits. There is no refund given, once the course has started.


Membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in General Dental Practice

Course Provider Fees
See individual provider Course Registration Conditions.

Registration Fees

 80% refund if a candidate lodges a notice of discontinuation of the MRACDS program
before 1 June.

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 50% refund if a candidate lodges a notice of discontinuation of the MRACDS program after
1 June and before 1 September
 0% refund if a candidate lodges a notice of discontinuation of the MRACDS program after 1
September.
Notwithstanding the above, applications for withdrawal due to unforseen emergencies will be considered
on their merits.

Membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Specialist Dental Practice

Assessment of Eligibility to present for Membership Examination – Non Refundable

Assessment of Qualifications - prior recognition – If unsuccessful, a full refund minus the Assessment fee
will be made (please contact the College for the applicable fee).

Examination Registration fee – Non Refundable


Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in General Dental Practice

Primary Examination

The withdrawal policy for candidates registered for the Primary Examination registration is as follows:-

 50 % refund - if candidate withdraws more than 60 days prior to commencement date of
exam
 25 % refund - if candidate withdraws less than 60 days prior to commencement date of
exam
 0 % refund - candidate withdraws less than 30 days prior to commencement date of exam

Notwithstanding the above, applications for withdrawal from the Primary Examination due to unforeseen
emergencies will be considered on their merits. There is no refund given, once the examination has started.

Exemption Application

Exemption Fee is payable on application. If unsuccessful, 60% of the application fee will be refunded.

Final Examination

The withdrawal policy for candidates registered for the Final Examination registration is as follows:-

 50 % refund - if candidate withdraws more than 75 days prior to commencement date of
exam
 25 % refund - if candidate withdraws less than 75 days (and more than 45 days) prior to
commencement date of exam
 0 % refund - if candidate withdraws less than 45 days prior to exam
Notwithstanding the above, applications for withdrawal from the Final Examination due to unforseen
emergencies will be considered on their merits. There is no refund given, once the examination has started.

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Plagiarism

1. Purpose and scope

To provide direction to candidates and examiners in relation to preventing plagiarism and ensuring
academic integrity and honesty.

2. College mission statement
To promote excellence in the provision of dental education, examination and professional development in
Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

3. College core values
In the delivery of our mission, we will demonstrate:

• Patient orientation – understanding and reflecting the views of members, fellows and those
undertaking college examination and working with them to achieve the best outcomes for patients.
• Quality improvement – performing to and upholding high standards.
• Fiscal responsibility and efficiency – using the resources of the College prudently.
• Integrity, honesty and propriety – upholding professional and ethical values.

4. Background

The College conducts assessments and examinations at Membership and Fellowship level in General and
Specialist Dental Practice and the training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The College at all times
strives to maintain fair, valid and consistent assessment and examination processes. The core expectation of
the College underpinning all candidate work is that of academic integrity and honesty.

Plagiarism, whether inadvertent or intentional, for the purpose of this policy is defined as the use of
another’s work without use of appropriate referencing. It can manifest as:

 The use of ideas, sentences, paragraphs or images belonging to another without formal
acknowledgement;
 Copying a segment of text and reproducing it within a candidate’s work as if it is that candidate’s own.

The College acknowledges that the majority of candidates exercise great care to appropriately acknowledge
the sources of their work. Sources may include the internet, published articles or texts, clinical material, or
the work of another candidate in any piece submitted or examination.


5. Policy statement


ii. The College is committed to supporting candidates and trainees to develop an awareness of correct
procedures when using source material in order to avoid any inadvertent or intentional plagiarism.

iii. Standard academic practice requires the use of sources to be formally acknowledged. This is
through an approved referencing system and included in the bibliography of written submissions
and research papers.

iv. Guidelines for referencing conventions and the structure of a bibliography are available on the
College website.

v. A cover statement must be signed by all candidates acknowledging that the work presented is their
own and that any sources have been acknowledged.

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vi. The College will conduct random audits on written submissions across all programs, and when
requested by examiners, using plagiarism detecting software.

vii. Where a candidate/trainee has been found to breach the requirements to acknowledge sources
used, they will be contacted by email and advised that they need to explain this breach.

viii. Plagiarism extends to the copying of another candidate’s work in an examination.

ix. Each case of suspected plagiarism will be investigated and a finding presented to the relevant
Registrar.

x. The Registrar will make a decision regarding the seriousness of the breach. A recommendation will
then be made by the Registrar in relation to the outcome of the finding.

xi. Possible outcomes include a:

a. warning that the work is found to have breached this policy and that any further breach will be
treated as a serious offence;
b. requirement to resubmit that portion of the work in question with the required
acknowledgement;
c. requirement to resubmit the entire work;
d. recording of a fail against the piece of work;
e. recording of a fail against that portion of the examination;
f. recording of a fail for the entire examination


xii. Any deviation from the above clauses requires approval of the Registrar.


6. Policy access

General public / website



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SECTION 5 FORMS
General
GEN01 Enrolment Application
GEN02 Re-enrolment Application
GEN03 Method of Payment
GEN04 Admission to Membership
GEN05 Admission to Fellowship

General Dental Practice – Membership and Fellowship
MGDP01 Membership GDP Program Registration
MGDP02 Assessment Application
MGDP03 Viva voce Registration
FGDP20 Orientation Course Registration
FGDP21 Orientation Course Notes order form
FGDP22 Primary Exam Registration – Sydney
FGDP23 Primary Exam – HK & Malaysia
FGDP24 Exemption Application
FGDP25 Final Exam Workshop Registration
FGDP26 Web based Education Program Registration
FGDP27 Final Fellowship Examination General Dental Practice 21
January 2015

Specialist Dental Practice – Membership and Fellowship
MSDP01 Application for Membership via prior recognition (for eligibility?)
MSDP02 Assessment for Eligibility to sit Examination
MSDP03 Assessment of Eligibility & Exam Registration for candidates for
conjoint examinations with their University (Sydney, Queensland,
Western Australia, Griffith and RCS Edinburgh, and UK)
MSDP04 Exam Registration (Form M03)
MSDP05 Case Report Verification Statement
FSDP21 Assessment of Eligibility for Fellowship exam
FSDP22 Registration for Fellowship Exam

Specialist Practice – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
FOMS01 Application for Exemption from SST Exam
FOMS02 Registration SST Exam
FOMS03 Registration OMS Final exam







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Royal Australasian College
of
Dental Surgeons
INCORPORATED
ABN 97 343 369 579

For Office Use Only

GEN01 Enrolment Application

1. PERSONAL DETAILS
Family Name (Block Letters)
Please attach your
VERIFIED
passport-size
photograph here
First Name (Block Letters)
Other Names (Block Letters)
Country of Birth
Date of Birth / / Sex  Male  Female
Day Month Year
Address for
Correspondence


Telephone
(W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email
Photos are often taken at College events for use in College News and Bulletins.
If you do not wish to have your picture published for this purpose please tick here.  No




2. CHOICE OF PRACTICE
GENERAL DENTAL PRACTICE SPECIALIST DENTAL PRACTICE
 Membership (MRACDS program)
 Primary Examination
 Final Examination for Fellowship
 Membership
 OMS
 Final Examination for Fellowship
(please specify)
 Entry For Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program is via an eligibility application process only


3. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
Degrees Institutions Completed*
Year of
Graduation



* if not completed, please indicate the anticipated completion date.
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4. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Qualification Institution / Professional Body
Years of Membership
or date obtained




5. CHECK LIST
 Enrolment form
 2 verified passport size photos
 Enrolment fee (valid for a max 6yr period)
 Certified copy of degree
 Certified copy of current registration with Dental
Board (practising certificate)which must have
been issued within the previous 12 months
 Proof of name change, if relevant

6. CERTIFICATION
i. All certificate(s) must be accompanied by a certified translation when the certificate(s) is not in English
ii. To ensure the safety of documents certified photocopies rather than the originals should be provided. Ensure the
signature is not photocopied, is original and states clearly the name and position of the signee as well as the date
certified.
iii. Originals received will not be returned to the sender. The RACDS accepts documents certified by any of the
following:
For Australian and NZ Residents:
 A Fellow of the College
 Justice of the Peace / Commissioner for Affidavits /
Commissioner for Declarations
 Administrative staff of the institution which originally
issued the documents
 Head of a Department of a Dental Hospital or Dental
Facility
 RACDS CEO
 Judge of a Court / Master of a Court/ Magistrate
 CEO of a Commonwealth Court
 Registrar or Deputy Registrar of a Court / Clerk of a
Court
 Sherriff of the Court
 Member of the Australian Defence Force – rank of
Officer of higher
 Police Officer – rank of Sergeant or higher
For Overseas Residents:
 A Fellow of the College
 Justice of the Peace
 Staff of an Australian Overseas Diplomatic
Mission
 Administrative staff of the institution which
originally issued the documents
 Registrar / Senior Staff of an overseas
Australian Education Institution (i.e. Australian
Education International or authorised Australian
education organization)


Officers verifying documents should write “This is a true copy of the original sighted by me” and sign the
document, print their name, profession/occupation/organization, contact details and date verified. Justices of
the Peace should also provide their registration number.

CANDIDATES, AND/OR THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS CANNOT
CERTIFY THEIR OWN DOCUMENTS.
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The certified copies of following documents to be attached to this form:
1. A statement/certificate from the Registering Authority in my country of residence that I possess a dental degree or
qualification which currently entitles me to carry out the full practice of dentistry in that country, AND/OR
2. (for applicants for OMS Special Field) a statement/certificate from the Registering Authority in my country of residence that I
possess a medical degree qualifying me to carry out the full practice of medicine

I HEREBY apply to be enrolled as a candidate of the College and enclose herewith the payment of the required fee.

SIGNATURE _______________________________ DATE __________________________
Unsigned applications will not be processed.

PLEASE NOTE: ENROLMENT FEE IS NON REFUNDABLE

The completed application should be lodged either in person or by mail with:

Registrar
Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
Level 13, 37 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Tel: +61 (0) 2 9262 6044 Fax: +61 (0) 2 9262 1974
Email: registrar@racds.org Web: http://www.racds.org
7. PAYMENT
 CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
Visa MasterCard
Card Number
   
Expiry Date
/ CCV 
Card Holder Name

Payment Amount

Overseas Resident AUD$595.00
Australian Resident AUD$654.50 (incl GST)


A$
Signature:




Date:
PLEASE NOTE: Enrolment fee is Non-Refundable.


 CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER / BANK DRAFT
Please note:
(i) Please make payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
(ii) The College incurs substantial bank fees when an overseas bank has no clearing house in Australia. In order to avoid
these fee, you are asked to note the instruction below when arranging your bank draft in payment of your College
account:-
Bank Drafts, in Australian Dollars and drafted to an Australian Bank
Eg. ANZ Banking Corporation / Bank of China / Bank of Tokyo / Commonwealth Banking Corporation
Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation / National Australia Banking Corporation
Westpac Banking Corporation
(iii) Bank drafts drawn on a bank, other than those listed above or in a non-Australian currency may incur a bank
processing fee.
Page 3 of 3



CCV for Visa &
MasterCard is the final
three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip on the
back of your card.

Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 98 of 141

ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF
DENTAL SURGEONS
INCORPORATED
ABN 97 343 369 579

For Office Use Only

GEN02 Re-Enrolment Application

1. PERSONAL DETAILS
Family Name

Please attach your
VERIFIED
passport-size
photograph here
First Name
Other Names
Country of Birth
Date of Birth
/ /
Sex Male Female
Day Month Year
Address for
Correspondence


Telephone
(W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email
Photos are often taken at College events for use in College News and Bulletins.
If you do not wish to have your picture published for this purpose please tick here.  No


2. CHOICE OF STREAM
GENERAL STREAM SPECIAL FIELD STREAM
 Membership (MRACDS program)
 Primary Examination
 Final Examination for Fellowship
 Membership
 OMS
 Final Examination for Fellowship
(please specify)
 Entry For Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program is via an eligibility application process only

3. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
Degrees Institutions Completed*
Year of
Graduation



* if not completed, please indicate the anticipated completion date.
Page 1 of 3




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4. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Qualification Institution / Professional Body
Years of Membership
or date obtained




5. CHECK LIST
 Enrolment form
 2 verified passport size photos
 Enrolment fee (valid for a max 6yr period)
 Proof of name change, if relevant
Certified copy of current registration with
Dental Board (practising certificate)which
must have been issued within the previous 12
months or AHPRA print out for Australian
residents
6. CERTIFICATION
iv. All certificate(s) must be accompanied by a certified translation when the certificate(s) is not in English
v. To ensure the safety of documents certified photocopies rather than the originals should be provided. Ensure the
signature is not photocopied, is original and states clearly the name and position of the signee as well as the date
certified.
vi. Originals received will not be returned to the sender. The RACDS accepts documents certified by any of the
following:
For Australian and NZ Residents:
 A Fellow of the College
 Justice of the Peace / Commissioner for Affidavits /
Commissioner for Declarations
 Administrative staff of the institution which originally
issued the documents
 Head of a Department of a Dental Hospital or Dental
Facility
 RACDS CEO
 Judge of a Court / Master of a Court/ Magistrate
 CEO of a Commonwealth Court
 Registrar or Deputy Registrar of a Court / Clerk of a
Court
 Sherriff of the Court
 Member of the Australian Defence Force – rank of
Warrant Officer or higher
 Police Officer – rank of Sergeant or higher
For Overseas Residents:
 A Fellow of the College
 Justice of the Peace
 Staff of an Australian Overseas Diplomatic
Mission
 Administrative staff of the institution which
originally issued the documents
 Registrar / Senior Staff of an overseas
Australian Education Institution (i.e. Australian
Education International or authorised Australian
education organization)

Officers verifying documents should write “This is a true copy of the original sighted by me” and sign the
document, print their name, profession/occupation/organization, contact details and date verified. Justices of
the Peace should also provide their registration number.

CANDIDATES, AND/OR THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS CANNOT
CERTIFY THEIR OWN DOCUMENTS.
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The certified copies of following documents to be attached to this form:
3. A statement/certificate from the Registering Authority in my country of residence that I possess a dental degree or
qualification which currently entitles me to carry out the full practice of dentistry in that country, AND/OR
4. (for applicants for OMS Special Field) a statement/certificate from the Registering Authority in my country of residence that I
possess a medical degree qualifying me to carry out the full practice of medicine

I HEREBY apply to be enrolled as a candidate of the College and enclose herewith the payment of the required fee.

SIGNATURE _______________________________ DATE
__________________________
Unsigned applications will not be processed.

PLEASE NOTE: ENROLMENT FEE IS NON REFUNDABLE

The completed application should be lodged either in person or by mail with:

Registrar
Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
Level 13, 37 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Tel: +61 (0) 2 9262 6044 Fax: +61 (0) 2 9262 1974
Email: registrar@racds.org Web: http://www.racds.org
7. PAYMENT
 CREDIT CARD PAYMENT

Visa MasterCard
Card Number
   
Expiry Date
/ CCV 
Card Holder Name

Payment Amount

Overseas Resident AUD$578.00 (incl $0 GST)
Australian Resident AUD$635.80 (incl $57.80 GST)


A$
Signature:




Date:
PLEASE NOTE: Enrolment fee is Non-Refundable.

 CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER / BANK DRAFT
Please note:
(iv) Please make payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
(v) The College incurs substantial bank fees when an overseas bank has no clearing house in Australia. In order to avoid
these fee, you are asked to note the instruction below when arranging your bank draft in payment of your College
account:-
Bank Drafts, in Australian Dollars and drafted to an Australian Bank
Eg. ANZ Banking Corporation / Bank of China / Bank of Tokyo / Commonwealth Banking Corporation
Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation / National Australia Banking Corporation
Westpac Banking Corporation
(vi) Bank drafts drawn on a bank, other than those listed above or in a non-Australian currency may incur a bank
processing fee.
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[
CCV for Visa &
MasterCard is the final
three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip on the
back of your card.

Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 101 of 141

ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF
DENTAL SURGEONS INC
ABN 97 343 369 579


GEN03 Method of Payment
Name

Address for
Correspondence


Telephone
(T) (F) (Mob)


Payment For:


 Credit Card Payment
Card Type
 Visa  MasterCard

Card Number
   
Expiry Date
/ CCV 
Card Holder Name

Payment Amount
A$
Signature: Date:


 Cheque / Money Order / Bank Draft
Please note:
(vii) Please make payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
(viii) The College incurs substantial bank fees when an overseas bank has no clearing house in Australia. In
order to avoid these fee, you are asked to note the instruction below when arranging your bank draft in
payment of your College account:-
Bank Drafts, in Australian Dollars and drafted to an Australian Bank
Eg. ANZ Banking Corporation
Bank of China
Commonwealth Banking Corporation
Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation
National Australia Banking Corporation
Westpac Banking Corporation
(ix) Bank drafts drawn on a bank, other than those listed above or in a non-Australian currency may incur a
bank processing fee.
 ELECTRONIC TRANSFER (AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS)
Bank Westpac Banking Corporation
(BSB) Account No
(032-024) 80-1095 (swift code for overseas WPACAU2S)
Branch 60 Martin Place, Sydney Australia.
Account Name Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
Description (please enter description of payment made for ie. course/exam name)



Electronic Transfer: Please advise the College by telephone, email, fax or email of, the date and amount you
Deposited the funds. (please note you are required to pay all bank fees incurred from this transactions)


CCV for Visa &
MasterCard is the final
three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip n the
back of your card.

Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 102 of 141


ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF
DENTAL SURGEONS
INCORPORATED
ABN 97 343 369 579

For Office Use Only

GEN04 Admission to Membership
1. Candidates for Admission – Please Note:
Candidates who have successfully fulfilled all the requirements for Membership shall make an application for
admission to the Council of the College.

The Council may then admit successful candidates to Membership who then receive a Testamur of Membership
and the privilege under By Law 3 to use the appropriate description.

Failure to remain a Member in good standing within the College removes the right and privilege of Membership
including the use of the appropriate description.

2. Membership Type
 MRACDS (General Dental Practice) Program
 MRACDS (Specialist Dental Practice) Program (please specify)

3. Personal Details
Family Name
(Block Letters)
Please attach your
passport-size
photograph here
(THIS PHOTO WILL BE
INCLUDED IN THE
NEXT YEAR BOOK)
First Name
(Block Letters)
Other Names
(Block Letters)
Date of Birth
/ /
Sex  Male  Female
Day Month Year
Address for
Correspondence
(for all College Mailings)


Principal Work
Address
(if different from above)


Home Address
(if different from above)


Telephone
(W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email

4. Practice Details
Please specify principal areas of work by placing a tick in appropriate box.
A.  Academic  Government employment  Armed Services  Private Practice
B.  General Practice  Medical Practice  Specialist Practice (Please specify )
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5. Academic Qualifications
Degrees Institutions Years







6. Honours and Awards
Conferred Institution / Professional Body Years



7. Particulars of Academic Achievements (research, publications, scholarships, prizes)





8. Other Training and Experience




9. Particulars appearing on Certificate of Membership
State the exact form in which you desire to have your name appear on the Membership Testamur

(Please Print)
I hereby pledge myself as a condition of Membership of the College to practice dentistry and conduct my professional life in
strict accordance with the Constitution and principles of the College. I pledge myself to obey all regulation, By-laws and
Rules of the College now in force, which I hereby declare I have read, or any regulations, By-laws or Rules that may be
adopted from time to time by the Council or by its governing body or duly delegated authority. I declare that I will submit to
any penalties, including expulsion from the College that may be imposed by the Council or the governing body or duly
appointed authority for violation of any regulation, By-law or Rule, or of this pledge.
I agree that all communications made by the Council or any of its officers and all answers to any questionnaire made by any
Referee or Fellow of the College shall be absolutely privileged and shall for all purpose be deemed to be a privileged
communication.
Declared at in the State of
(City) (state and/or country)
this day of of

.

Signature:

(date) (month / year)
Before Me
(Name and Signature of Witness)

Please turn to the next page for payment details 


Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 104 of 141

10. PAYMENT
 Credit Card Payment
MasterCard Visa
Card Number
   
Expiry Date
/ ccv 
Card Holder Name


Payment Amount

Overseas Resident AUD$283.00 (incl $0 GST)
Australian Resident AUD$311.30 (incl $28.30 GST)

Signature:

Date:
 Cheque / Money Order / Bank Draft
Please make payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
The College incurs substantial bank fees when an overseas bank has no clearing house in Australia. In order to avoid this
fee, you are asked to note the instruction below when arranging your bank draft in payment of your College account:-
Bank Drafts, in Australian Dollars and drafted to an Australian Bank
Eg. ANZ Banking Corporation / Bank of China / Bank of Tokyo / Commonwealth Banking Corporation, Hong Kong
& Shanghai Banking Corporation / National Australia Banking Corporation Westpac Banking Corporation
Bank dr Drafts drawn on a bank, other than those listed above or in a non-Australian currency may incur a bank processing fee























CCV for Visa &
MasterCard is the final
three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip on the
back of your card.

Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 105 of 141


ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF
DENTAL SURGEONS
INCORPORATED
ABN 97 343 369 579

For Office Use Only

GEN05 Admission to Fellowship
1. CANDIDATES FOR ADMISSION – PLEASE NOTE:
Candidates who have fulfilled the requirements for Fellowship including successful completion of Final
Examination shall make an application for admission to the Council of the College.

The Council may then admit successful candidates to Fellowship who then receives a Certificate of Fellowship
and the privilege under By Law 3 to use the appropriate description.

Failure to remain a Fellow in good standing within the College removes the right and privilege of Fellowship
including the use of the appropriate description.

2. FELLOWSHIP TYPE
 Fellowship (General Dental Practice) Program
 Fellowship (Specialist Dental Practice) Program (please specify)

3. PERSONAL DETAILS
Family Name
(Block Letters)
Please attach your
passport-size
photograph here
(THIS PHOTO WILL BE
INCLUDED IN THE NEXT
YEAR BOOK)
First Name
(Block Letters)
Other Names
(Block Letters)
Date of Birth
/ /
Sex  Male  Female
Day Month Year
Address for
Correspondence
(for all College Mailings)


Principal Work
Address
(if different from above)


Home Address
(if different from above)


Telephone
(W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email

4. PRACTICE DETAILS
Please specify principal areas of work by placing a tick in appropriate box.
A.  Academic  Government employment  Armed Services  Private Practice
B.  General Practice  Medical Practice  Specialist Practice (Please specify )
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5. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
Degrees Institutions Years







6. HONOURS AND AWARDS
Conferred Institution / Professional Body Years



7. PARTICULARS OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS (RESEARCH, PUBLICATIONS, SCHOLARSHIPS, PRIZES)





8. OTHER TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE




9. PARTICULARS APPEARING ON CERTIFICATE OF FELLOWSHIP
State the exact form in which you desire to have your name appear on the Fellowship Testamur

(Please Print)
I hereby pledge myself as a condition of Fellowship of the College to practise dentistry and conduct my professional life in
strict accordance with the Constitution and principles of the College. I pledge myself to obey all regulation, By-laws and
Rules of the College now in force, which I hereby declare I have read, or any regulations, By-laws or Rules that may be
adopted from time to time by the Council or by its governing body or duly delegated authority. I declare that I will submit to
any penalties, including expulsion from the College that may be imposed by the Council or the governing body or duly
appointed authority for violation of any regulation, By-law or Rule, or of this pledge.

I agree that all communications made by the Council or any of its officers and all answers to any questionnaire made by
any Referee or Fellow of the College shall be absolutely privileged and shall for all purpose be deemed to be a privileged
communication.
Declared at in the State of
(City) (state and/or country)
this day of of

.

Signature:

(date) (month / year)
Before Me
(Name and Signature of Witness)
Please turn to the next page for payment details 

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10. PAYMENT
.
 CREDIT CARD PAYMENT

MasterCard

Visa
Card Number
   
Expiry Date
/ ccv 
Card Holder Name


Payment Amount

Overseas Resident AUD$283.00 (incl $0 GST)
Australian Resident AUD$311.30 (incl $28.30 GST)

Signature: Date:

 CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER / BANK DRAFT
Please make payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
The College incurs substantial bank fees when an overseas bank has no clearing house in Australia. In order to avoid
this fee, you are asked to note the instruction below when arranging your bank draft in payment of your College
account:-
Bank Drafts, in Australian Dollars and drafted to an Australian Bank
Eg. ANZ Banking Corporation / Bank of China / Bank of Tokyo / Commonwealth Banking Corporation, Hong
Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation / National Australia Banking Corporation Westpac Banking Corporation
Bank dr Drafts drawn on a bank, other than those listed above or in a non-Australian currency may incur a bank processing fee





CCV for Visa &
MasterCard is the final
three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip on the
back of your card.

Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 108 of 141

ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF
DENTAL SURGEONS
INCORPORATED
ABN 97 343 369 579
For Office Use
Only



MGDP01 Membership Program General Dental Practice (MRACDS(GDP)) Registration

1. Personal Details
Family Name (Block Letters)
First Name (Block Letters)
Other Names (Block Letters)
Address for
Correspondence


Telephone
(W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email


2. Acknowledgement
By signing this registration form, I acknowledge that all communication regarding the program will be
sent to me via the email address I have provided. I also acknowledge that any information regarding
my progress in the program can be forwarded to my Mentor as required.

Signature:

Unsigned applications will not be processed.
How did you hear about the MRACDS(GDP) program?

 Australian Dental Association Publication
 NZ Dental Association Publication
 RACDS website
 Communication from RACDS
 Colleagues
 Other (please specify)

Date:




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3. PAYMENT
 Cheque / Money Order / Bank Draft

PAYABLE TO THE “ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF DENTAL SURGEONS”
Must be made in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian Bank.
 Credit Card Payment
Please debit my credit
card
A$
 Visa  MasterCard
Card Number     CCV 
Expiry Date
/
Card Holder Name

Signature: Date:


4. REFUND POLICY


To be lodged by facsimile, email or mail to:

Registrar
Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Incorporated
Level 13, 37 York St, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Fax: +61 (0) 2 9262 1974
Email: registrar@racds.org

For further information please visit the college website or call the college office
Web: http://www.racds.org
Tel: +61 (0) 2 9262 6044






Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 110 of 141

ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
of
Dental Surgeons
Incorporated ABN 97 343 369 579
For Office Use Only

MGDP02 2013 MRACDS (GDP) Assessment Application
To be lodged by facsimile, email or mail to: Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Incorporated
Level 13, 37 York St, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Tel: +61 (0) 2 9262 6044 Fax: +61 (0) 2 9262 1974
Email: registrar@racds.org Web: http://www.racds.org

1. Personal Details
Family Name (Block Letters)
First Name (Block Letters)
Contact details
Only complete if advising
of new address


Telephone (W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email
2. Application for Assessment
Short Answer Questions (specify modules)
Module Nominated Date of Assessment
Practice Management , Law, Ethics and Risk
Management

Medical Emergencies
Therapeutics in Dentistry , Pain and Pain
Management

Infection Control
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Examination Technique and Dental Imaging











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ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF DENTAL SURGEONS
Incorporated ABN 97 343 369 579
For Office Use Only



MGDP03 Viva Voce Examination – MRACDS (GDP) Registration for Examination
Date of Viva
Family Name (Block Letters)
First Name (Block Letters)
Other Names (Block Letters) Date of Birth
/ /
Day Month Year
Address for
Correspondence


Telephone
(W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email
Do you agree to have your correspondence/email address placed on a distribution list for College purposes?
 Yes  No
I HEREBY apply to be registered for admission as a candidate for the Viva Voce of MRACDS
Candidates are reminded that registration is valid only for the examination to which the candidate has been admitted.
Signature:
Unsigned applications will not be processed.
Date:

PAYMENT
 CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER / BANK DRAFT

– Payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
Must be made in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian Bank.
 CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
Please debit my credit card A$
 Visa  MasterCard
Card Number
   
Expiry Date
/ CCV 
Card Holder Name

Signature:
Date:

Disclaimer:
The College reserves the right to amend the timing and dates of examinations whenever conditions warrant. Where examinations are
cancelled or postponed, a full refund of the Examination Registration fee will be issued. The College takes no responsibility for any
other costs incurred by the candidate.
Closing Date for Receipt of this form: 24 March 2013




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ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF DENTAL SURGEONS
Incorporated
ABN 97 343 369 579
For Office Use Only

FGDP20 Orientation Course (30 June - 11 July 2014)
Family Name (Block Letters)
First Name (Block Letters)
Other Names (Block Letters)
Address for
Correspondence


Telephone (W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email
If you do not wish to have your email address distributed to Orientation Course candidates please tick box


I wish to register for the following subjects: (Please tick)
 All  Anatomy  Biochemistry  Histology  Microbiology  Pathology  Physiology
Note a) Your payment includes a USB containing lecuture slides for the subjects registered.
b) For refunds of the registration fee refer to Clause 7 of Regulations leading to Membership and Fellowship in
General and Special Field Streams.
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates are not required to enroll in the College for this course; however enrolment is required for
registration into the Primary Examination. Please be aware that the College will not refund your non enrolled course fee if
you decide to enroll with the College after attending the Course.
Signature:
Unsigned applications will not be processed.
Date:
PAYMENT
 CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER / BANK DRAFT

– Payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
Must be made in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian Bank.
 CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
Please debit my credit
card
 AUD$2800.00 (Enrolled Candidate/Fellow/Member )
 AUD$3639.00 (Non Candidate/Non Fellow/Non Member)
(Includes GST)
 Visa

 MasterCard


Card Number
   
Expiry Date
/ CCV 
Card Holder Name

Signature:
Date:
Disclaimer:
The College reserves the right to amend the timing and dates of Courses whenever conditions warrant. Where courses are cancelled or postponed, a full
refund of the Course Registration fee will be issued. The College takes no responsibility for any other costs incurred by the candidate.

* Please return to reach the RACDS Office by 1 June 2014 *

CCV for Visa &
MasterCard is the final
three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip on the
back of your card.

Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 113 of 141

ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF
DENTAL SURGEONS INC
ABN 97 343 369 579


FGDP21 - 2013 Orientation Course Notes (USB Only) order form


Name
Address for
Correspondence


Telephone (T) (F) (Mob)
($ 225.00 Overseas Residents OR $247.50 Australian Residents)

 Credit Card Payment
Card Type
 Visa  MasterCard
Card Number
   
Expiry Date
/
Card Holder Name

Payment Amount

Signature: Date:

 Cheque / Money Order / Bank Draft
Please note:
(i) Please make payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
(ii) The College incurs substantial bank fees when an overseas bank has no clearing house in Australia.
In order to avoid these fee, you are asked to note the instruction below when arranging your bank
draft in payment of your College account:-
Bank Drafts, in Australian Dollars and drafted to an Australian Bank
Eg. ANZ Banking Corporation
Bank of China
Bank of Tokyo
Commonwealth Banking Corporation
Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation
National Australia Banking Corporation
Westpac Banking Corporation
(iii) Bank drafts drawn on a bank, other than those listed above or in a non-Australian currency may incur
a bank processing fee.

LEVEL 13, 37 YORK STREET, SYDNEY NSW 2000, AUSTRALIA
TEL: +61 2 9262 6044 FAX: +61 2 9262 1974
EMAIL: registrar@racds.org WEB: www.racds.org


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ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF
DENTAL SURGEONS
Incorporated ABN 97 343 369 579
Level 13, 37 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: 02 9262 6044 Fax: 02 9262 1974
For Office Use Only



FGDP22 Primary Examination All Centres except Hong Kong, Jordan & Malaysia
24 November – 3 December 2014
Family Name (Block Letters)
Please enclose your
VERIFIED
passport-size
photograph here if not
already
provided in the past
six months
First Name (Block Letters)
Other Names (Block Letters)
Country of Birth
Date of Birth
/ /
Se
x
 Male  Female
Day Month Year
Address for
Correspondence


Telephone
(W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email
If you do not wish to have your email address placed on a distribution list for College purposes please tick box

Dental Qualification

Degree University Year
For applicants for
OMS Special Field ONLY:
Medical Qualification









Degree University Year
I HEREBY apply to take the written papers in the following venue: (tick whichever is applicable)
Adelaide

Degree
 I HEREBY apply to be registered for all six subjects as a Candidate for the Primary Examination to be held in
November/December 2014 and enclose A$2221.00 payment of the required fee, OR
 I HEREBY apply to be registered for one or two subjects as a Candidate for the Primary Examination to be held in
November/December 2014 and enclose either A$516 or A$1032 in payment of the required fee.
PLEASE NOTE: CANDIDATES MUST REGISTER FOR ALL 6 SUBJECTS ON THE FIRST ATTEMPT OF THIS
EXAMINATION. CANDIDATES CAN ONLY ELECT TO SIT 1 OR 2 SUBJECTS IF REPEATING SUBJECTS FAILED
PREVIOUSLY.

Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 115 of 141
Note:-
 For refunds of the registration fee refer to Clause 7 of Regulations leading to Membership and Fellowship in General
and Special Field Streams.
 Registration for the Primary Examination must be made on or before 1 September and the examination will be taken
in the month of November/December immediately following.
 If an Australian venue fails to reach a minimum of 5 candidate registrations this venues will be withdrawn for 2013.
 If Auckland and Singapore venues fails to reach a minimum of 10 candidate registrations these venues will be
withdrawn for 2013.
Signature:

Unsigned applications will not be processed.

Date:



Change of examination dates:
Disclaimer:
The College reserves the right to amend the timing and dates of examinations whenever conditions warrant.
Where examinations are cancelled or postponed, a full refund of the Examination Registration fee will be issued.
The College takes no responsibility for any other costs incurred by the candidate.

PAYMENT

 CREDIT CARD PAYMENT


MasterCard Visa
Card Number
   
Expiry Date
/ ccv

Card Holder Name

Amount AUD$

Signature: Date:

 CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER / BANK DRAFT
Please make payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
The College incurs substantial bank fees when an overseas bank has no clearing house in Australia. In order to avoid
this fee, you are asked to note the instruction below when arranging your bank draft in payment of your College account:-
Bank Drafts, in Australian Dollars and drafted to an Australian Bank
Eg. ANZ Banking Corporation / Bank of China / Bank of Tokyo / Commonwealth Banking Corporation, Hong
Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation / National Australia Banking Corporation Westpac Banking Corporation
Bank Drafts drawn on a bank, other than those listed above or in a non-Australian currency may incur a bank processing fee
CCV for Visa &
MasterCard is the final
three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip on the
back of your card.








ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF
DENTAL SURGEONS
Incorporated ABN 97 343 369 579
For Office Use Only



FGDP23 Primary Examination - Hong Kong, Malaysia Only
WRITTEN PAPERS: 24 - 26 November and VIVA VOCE: 6 – 8 Dec 2014
Family Name (Block Letters)
Please enclose your
VERIFIED
passport-size
photograph here if not
already
provided in the past
six months
First Name (Block Letters)
Other Names (Block Letters)
Country of Birth
Date of Birth
/ /
Sex  Male  Female
Day Month Year
Address for
Correspondence


Telephone
(W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email
If you do not wish to have your email address placed on a distribution list for College purposes please tick box

Dental Qualification

Degree University Year
For applicants for
OMS Special Field ONLY:
Medical Qualification







Degree University Year

I HEREBY apply to be registered for all six subjects as a Candidate for the Primary Examination to be held in:
 Hong Kong in December 2014 and enclose A$2,221 payment of the required fee for the Written examination and A$3,296 payment of the
required fee for the Viva Voce examination. (I understand that the fee of A$3,296 is not refundable.) Total Sum enclosed:
A$5,517
 Malaysia - in December 2014 and enclose A$2,221payment of the required fee for the Written examination and A$3,296 payment of the
required fee for the Viva Voce examination. (I understand that the fee of A$3,296 is not refundable.) Total Sum enclosed:
A$5,517

I HEREBY apply to be registered for one or two subjects as a Candidate for the Primary Examination to be held in
□ Hong Kong in December 2014 and enclose either A$516 or A$1,032 payment of the required fee for the Written examination and A$585
payment of the required fee for the Viva Voce examination. (I understand that the fee of A$585 is not refundable.)
Total Sum enclosed: A$1,069 or A$1,570
□ Malaysia - in December 2014 and enclose either A$516 or A$1032 payment of the required fee for the Written examination and A$585 in
payment of the required fee for the Viva Voce examination. (I understand that the fee of A$585 is not refundable.)
Total Sum enclosed: A$1,101 or A$1,617

Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 117 of 141
Note:-
 For refunds of the registration fee refer to Clause 7 of Regulations leading to Membership and Fellowship in General
and Special Field Streams.
 Registration for the Primary Examination must be made on or before 1 August and the examination will be taken in
the month of December immediately following.
 If Hong Kong & Malaysian venues fails to reach a minimum of 14 and 12 candidate registrations respectively, these
venues will be withdrawn in 2013.
Signature:
Unsigned applications will not be processed.
Date:



Change of examination dates:
Disclaimer:
The College reserves the right to amend the timing and dates of examinations whenever conditions warrant.
Where examinations are cancelled or postponed, a full refund of the Examination Registration fee will be issued.
The College takes no responsibility for any other costs incurred by the candidate.


PAYMENT

 CREDIT CARD PAYMENT


MasterCard Visa
Card Number
   
Expiry Date
/ ccv

Card Holder Name

Amount AUD$

Signature: Date:
 CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER / BANK DRAFT
Please make payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
The College incurs substantial bank fees when an overseas bank has no clearing house in Australia. In order to avoid
this fee, you are asked to note the instruction below when arranging your bank draft in payment of your College account:-
Bank Drafts, in Australian Dollars and drafted to an Australian Bank
Eg. ANZ Banking Corporation / Bank of China / Bank of Tokyo / Commonwealth Banking Corporation, Hong
Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation / National Australia Banking Corporation / Westpac Banking Corporation
Bank Drafts drawn on a bank, other than those listed above or in a non-Australian currency may incur a bank processing fee







CCV for Visa &
MasterCard is the final
three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip on the
back of your card.

Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 118 of 141


ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF
DENTAL SURGEONS
INCORPORATED
ABN 97 343 369 579
For Office Use Only

FGDP24 Exemption Application

1. PERSONAL DETAILS
Family Name (Block Letters)
First Name (Block Letters)
Other Names (Block Letters)
Address for
Correspondence


Telephone
(W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email
 Please note: An EMAIL address MUST be supplied by applicants for correspondence.


2. QUALIFICATIONS
 Passed the Primary Examination for Fellowship in : -
 The Faculty of Dental Surgery in the Royal College of Surgeons of England, or
 The Faculty of Dental Surgery in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, or
 The Faculty of Dental Surgery in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, or
 The Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
 Passed the Primary Examination for Fellowship or MFGDP Part 1, MJDF or Part A of the
 MFDS Examination in: -
 The Royal College of Surgeons of England, or
 The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, or
 The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, or
 The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
 Holders of Membership from the above Colleges
 Passed Part I Examination for Fellowship in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
 Holders of senior University degrees (eg. Masters or PhD) in the health sciences. Such degrees
shall have been of not less than Two Years Full Time study. (Please refer to Section 3 Check List
note (iii))
3. CHECK LIST
 Exemption Application Form
 Certified copy of the Qualification
 Enrolment Application Form If Not Already Enrolled.
 If unsuccessful, 60% of the fee paid for the application will be refunded.

Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 119 of 141
 Please note:
(i) Applicants are required to enroll with the College before the exemption can be processed.
(ii) Applicants will be required to submit the exemption applications BEFORE 1 OCTOBER in order to register to the
Final Examination in the month of January in the following year.
(iii) Applicants who have successfully completed a Masters Degree need to provide evidence that the degree was a
Two Year Full Time course. This evidence can be one of the following:
 A letter from the University, stating you successfully completed the Masters degree and that it was a Two Year
Full Time course, or
 Information about the Masters Course from the University handbook stating the length of the course (Two Years)
and mode of study (Full Time).

4. CERTIFICATION
vii. All certificate(s) must be accompanied by a certified translation when the certificate(s) is not in
English
viii. To ensure the safety of documents certified photocopies rather than the originals should be
provided. The RACDS accepts documents certified by any of the following:
 A Fellow of the College
 Justice of the Peace
 Staff of an Australian Overseas
Diplomatic Mission
 Administrative staff of the institution which
originally issued the documents
 Head of Department of a Dental Hospital
or Dental Faculty
Officers verifying documents should write “This is a true copy of the original sighted by me” and sign
the document, print their name, profession/occupation/organization, contact details and date verified.
Justice of the Peace should also provide their registration number.
CANDIDATES CANNOT CERTIFY THEIR OWN DOCUMENTS.

I HEREBY apply for an exemption from the Primary Examination.
Signature:
Unsigned applications will not be processed.
Date:

5. PAYMENT
 CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER / BANK DRAFT

–Payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental
Surgeons”
Must be made in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian
Bank.
 CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
Please debit my credit
card
AUD$ 1,039.00(incl $0 GST)  Visa
 MasterCard

Card Number
   
Expiry Date
/ ccv 
Card Holder Name

Signature: Date:



CCV for Visa &
MasterCard is the final
three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip on the
back of your card.

Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 120 of 141


ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF DENTAL SURGEONS
Incorporated ABN 97 343 369 579
For Office Use
Only

FGDP25 Final Exam Workshop Registration (14 & 15 June 2014)

* Please return to reach the RACDS Office by 1 May 2014*
Family Name
First Name
Other Names
Address for
Correspondence


Telephone (W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email
Do you agree to have your email address to be distributed to candidates attending the Final Exam Workshop? Yes No
Do you agree to have your correspondence/email address placed on a distribution list for College purposes? Yes No
I intend to present for the Final Examination in 2015 and in Part II of the Examination I will be electing
Section: (Please tick one)
Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery and Oral
Pathology
Restorative Dentistry and
Periodontics
Paediatric Dentistry and
Orthodontics
This information will assist us in the organisation of case presentation sessions.
Note (a) For refunds of the registration fee refer to Clause 7 of Regulations leading to Membership and Fellowship in
General and Special Field Streams.
Signature:
Unsigned applications will not be processed.
Date:
PAYMENT
 CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER / BANK DRAFT

– Payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
Must be made in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian Bank.
 CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
Please debit my credit card AUD$1,348.00 (incl GST)  Visa MasterCard

Card Number

   
Expiry Date
/ CCV 
Card Holder Name

Signature: Date:
Disclaimer:
The College reserves the right to amend the timing and dates of Courses whenever conditions warrant. Where courses are cancelled or
postponed, a full refund of the Course Registration fee will be issued. The College takes no responsibility for any other costs incurred by
the candidate.

CCV for Visa &
MasterCard is the final
three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip on the
back of your card.

Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 121 of 141

ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF DENTAL SURGEONS
Incorporated ABN 97 343 369 579
For Office Use Only

FGDP26 Final Examination - Web Based Education Registration
Family Name
(Block Letters)
First Name
(Block Letters)
Other Names
(Block Letters)
Address for
Correspondence


Telephone
(W) (H) (Mob)
Fax

EMAIL

I wish to register for the 2014 RACDS Final Examination Web Based Education Program and enclose
the registration fee of A$541.00 (incl. GST)

I understand that the registration fee covers two separate segments (images to be viewed via the
College website in August and October). It is my responsibility to access the program after
registration, view the images and accompanying questions during the specified periods and email my
responses to the College by the due dates.

No refund, partial or full, will be given if a candidate fails to participate in one or more segments.

Signature:

Unsigned applications will not be processed.
Date:

PAYMENT
 CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER / BANK DRAFT

– Payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
Must be made in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian Bank.
 CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
Please debit my credit card A$  Visa  MasterCard
Card Number
   
Expiry Date
/ CCV
Card Holder Name

Signature: Date:








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ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF DENTAL SURGEONS
Incorporated ABN 97 343 369 579
For Office Use Only




FGDP27 - Final Fellowship Examination General Dental Practice 21 January 2015
Family Name

(Block Letters)
Please enclose your
VERIFIED
passport-size
photograph here if not
already
provided in the past
six months


First Name

(Block Letters)
Other Names
(Block
Letters)
Date of Birth
_____ / _____ / _____
day month year
Sex  Male  Female

Sex  Male  Female
Address for
Correspondence

Telephone
(W) (H) (Mob)
Fax

Email

Do you agree to have your correspondence/email address placed on a distribution list for College purposes?
 Yes  No
Dental
Qualification

Degree University Year
I HEREBY apply to take the written papers in the following venue: (tick whichever is applicable)
 Auckland  Hong Kong  Melbourne  Sydney

In the Final Examination I elect to take:
(Please tick General Dentistry & one Elective; if re-presenting, tick only the relevant section)
 General Dentistry  Restorative Dentistry and Periodontics
 Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery and Oral Pathology  Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
 I HEREBY apply to be registered for admission as a Candidate for the Final Examination to be held in January
2014.
Year Primary Passed Or Year Exemption Granted
 I HEREBY apply to be registered for re-admission as a Candidate for the Final Examination to be held in January
2014. (Part I or Part II only)
Year Final Exam Previously Sat
I HEREBY DECLARE that at the time of the Final Examination I have qualified to practice dentistry for three years or more and that
during that time I have spent two years in the general practice of dentistry (including Armed Services, hospital and institut ional
appointments) as required by Regulations 18 and 19. (Registration for admission to the Final Examination closes on 31 October each
year and the examination will be taken in the month of January immediately following.)
Signature:
Unsigned applications will not be processed.
Date:

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Note:-
 For refunds of the registration fee refer to Clause 7 of Regulations leading to Membership and Fellowship in General
and Special Field Streams.
 Registration for the Final Examination must be made on or before 1 November and the examination will be taken in
the month of January immediately following.
 If an Australian venue fails to reach a minimum of 5 candidate registrations this venues will be withdrawn for 2014.
 If Auckland and Hong Kong venues fails to reach a minimum of 10 candidate registrations these venues will be
withdrawn for 2014.
 If the Malaysian venues fails to reach a minimum of 12 candidate registrations these venues will be withdrawn for
2014.

Signature:

Unsigned applications will not be processed.

Date:



Change of examination dates:
Disclaimer:
The College reserves the right to amend the timing and dates of examinations whenever conditions warrant.
Where examinations are cancelled or postponed, a full refund of the Examination Registration fee will be issued.
The College takes no responsibility for any other costs incurred by the candidate.
PAYMENT
 CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER / BANK DRAFT

– Payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
Must be made in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian Bank.
 CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
Please debit my credit
card
AUD.  Visa  MasterCard

Card Number
   
Expiry Date
/ CCV 
Card Holder Name

Signature:
Date:
CCV for Visa &
MasterCard is the final
three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip on the
back of your card.

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Eligibility for Membership in the Specialist Dental Practice discipline of: (Please tick one)

 Dental Public Health  Paediatric Dentistry
 Endodontics  Periodontics
 Oral Medicine  Prosthodontics
 Orthodontics  Special Needs Dentistry



TO BE COMPLETED BY APPLICANT ( For attachments required, refer to Clause 3 of the Appendix to the Regulations )


I _____________________________________________ HEREBY declare that I have completed an Approved program leading to the
(Full Name – Block Letters) degree of Master or Clinical Doctorate.

Signature: _______________________________________________________ Date: ________________________

Unsigned applications will not be processed

University / Institution


Program




Duration

Full Time/Part Time


Date of
commencement/
Completion

MSDP01 Application for Eligibility - Membership in Specialist Dental Practice discipline

For applicants who have completed a specialist program prior to 30/6/09 for Dental Public Health program prior to
31/12/2010

Family Name


(Block Letters)
First Name


(Block Letters)
Other Names


(Block Letters)
Date of Birth
_____ / _____ / _____
Day Month Year
Address for
Correspondence


Telephone
(work)

(home)

(mobile)


(fax)
Email


Dental
Qualification

Degree University Year

ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF DENTAL SURGEONS
Incorporated
ABN 97 343 369 579
For Office Use Only






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CERTIFICATION

ix. All certificate(s) must be accompanied by a certified translation when the certificate(s) is not in English
x. To ensure the safety of documents certified photocopies rather than the originals should be provided. Ensure
the signature is not photocopied, is original and states clearly the name and position of the signee as well as the
date certified.
xi. Originals received will not be returned to the sender. The RACDS accepts documents certified by any of the
following:

For Australian and NZ Residents:
 A Fellow of the College
 Justice of the Peace / Commissioner for Affidavits /
Commissioner for Declarations
 Administrative staff of the institution which originally
issued the documents
 Head of a Department of a Dental Hospital or Dental
Facility
 RACDS CEO
 Judge of a Court / Master of a Court/ Magistrate
 CEO of a Commonwealth Court
 Registrar or Deputy Registrar of a Court / Clerk of a
Court
 Sherriff of the Court
 Member of the Australian Defence Force – rank of
Officer of higher
 Police Officer – rank of Sergeant or higher

For Overseas Residents:
 A Fellow of the College
 Justice of the Peace
 Staff of an Australian Overseas Diplomatic
Mission
 Administrative staff of the institution which
originally issued the documents
 Registrar / Senior Staff of an overseas
Australian Education Institution (i.e. Australian
Education International or authorised Australian
education organization)

Officers verifying documents should write “This is a true copy of the original sighted by me” and sign the
document, print their name, profession/occupation/organization, contact details and date verified. Justices of
the Peace should also provide their registration number.
CANDIDATES, AND/OR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS CANNOT
CERTIFY THEIR OWN DOCUMENTS.
PAYMENT
 Cheque / Money Order / Bank Draft

– PAYABLE TO THE “ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF DENTAL SURGEONS”
Must be made in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian Bank.
 Credit Card Payment
Please debit my credit card AUD$1,354.00 (incl $0 GST)
 Visa  MasterCard

Card Number

   

Expiry Date
/ CCV 
Card Holder Name



Signature:

Date:

CCV for Visa &
MasterCard is the final
three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip on the
back of your card.


Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 126 of 141

ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF DENTAL SURGEONS
Incorporated
ABN 97 343 369 579

For Office Use Only




MSDP02 Application for Assessment of Eligibility to sit Membership Examination in a
Specialist Dental Practice
Family Name

(Block Letters)
Please attach your
VERIFIED
passport-size
photograph here if not
already provided in the
past six months
First Name

(Block Letters)
Other Names

Date of Birth


Address for
Correspondence


Telephone
(W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email
Do you agree to have your correspondence/email address placed on a distribution list for College purposes?
 Yes  No
I HEREBY apply to be registered for admission as a candidate for the Membership Examination in the Specialist Dental Practice
discipline of: (Please tick one)
 Dental Public Health
 Endodontics
 Oral Medicine
 Orthodontics
 Paediatric Dentistry
 Periodontics
 Prosthodontics
 Special Needs Dentistry

TO BE COMPLETED BY APPLICANT
University / Institution:
Program: Duration:
Completed  Yes
Full Time / Part Time Completed  No
go to section below
TO BE COMPLETED BY PROGRAM DIRECTOR / HEAD OF TRAINING
I _______________________________________ HEREBY confirm _________________________________ is enrolled in the above
program and
(Full Name – Block Letters)

I anticipate clinical training will be completed by :______________________(date).

Signature: _______________________________________________________ Date: ________________________


Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 127 of 141
Note:
(a) Candidates will be deemed eligible if clinical training is completed within six months of Membership
Examination
(b) For refunds of the registration fee refer to clause 7 of Regulations leading to Membership and
Fellowship in General and Special Field Stream

I _________________________________________________ hereby apply for Assessment of
Eligibility to sit Membership Examination in the Special Field above.

Change of examination dates:
Disclaimer:
The College reserves the right to amend the timing and dates of examinations whenever conditions warrant. Where examinations are cancelled or
postponed, a full refund of the Examination Registration fee will be issued. The College takes no responsibility for any other costs incurred by the
candidate.

PAYMENT
 CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER / BANK DRAFT

– Payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
Must be made in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian Bank.


 CREDIT CARD PAYMENT

Please debit my credit card AUD 552.00 (incl $0GST)  Visa  MasterCard

Card Number

   


Expiry Date
/ CCV 
Card Holder Name

Signature: Date:


Closing Date for Receipt of this form: 1 March









CCV for Visa &
MasterCard is the final
three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip on the
back of your card.


Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 128 of 141

ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF DENTAL SURGEONS
Incorporated
ABN 97 343 369 579
For Office Use Only




MSDP03 Application for Eligibility and Registration for a Conjoint Membership Examination in
a Specialist Dental Practice
Family Name
(Block
Letters)
Please attach your
VERIFIED
passport-size
photograph here if not
already provided in the
past six months
First Name
(Block
Letters)
Other Names Date of Birth


Address for
Correspondence


Telephone
(W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email
Do you agree to have your correspondence/email address placed on a distribution list for College purposes?
 Yes  No

I HEREBY apply to be registered for admission as a candidate for the Membership Examination in the Specialist Dental Practice
discipline of: (Please tick one)
 Dental Public Health
 Endodontics
 Oral Medicine
 Orthodontics
 Conjoint- MOrth/MRACDS(ORTH)
Venue __________________
 Conjoint- MoU with a University
University _________________
 Paediatric Dentistry
 Periodontics
 Prosthodontics
 Special Needs Dentistry



TO BE COMPLETED BY APPLICANT For attachments required, refer to Clause 3 of the Appendix to the Regulations
University / Institution
Approved Program Duration Completed  Yes
Full Time / Part Time Completed  No
go to section below
TO BE COMPLETED BY PROGRAM DIRECTOR/HEAD OF TRAINING

I _______________________________________ hereby confirm _________________________________ is enrolled in the above program and
(Full Name – Block Letters)

I anticipate clinical training will be completed by:______________________(date).

Signature: _______________________________________________________ Date: ________________________



Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 129 of 141
Note:-
 Candidates will only be deemed eligible if clinical training is completed within six months of Membership Examination
 For refunds of the registration fee refer to Clause 7 of Regulations leading to Membership and Fellowship in General
and Special Field Streams.


I ___________________________________________ I hereby apply for Assessment of Eligibility to sit Membership Examination
(Full Name – Block Letters) in the Special Field specified above.


Signature: _______________________________________________________ Date: ________________________

Unsigned applications will not be processed

Change of examination dates.
Disclaimer:
The College reserves the right to amend the timing and dates of examinations whenever conditions warrant. Where
examinations are cancelled or postponed, a full refund of the Examination Registration fee will be issued. The College
takes no responsibility for any other costs incurred by the candidate.

PAYMENT
 CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER / BANK DRAFT

– Payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
Must be made in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian Bank.
 CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
Please debit my credit card AUD$2,839.00 (incl $0GST)  Visa  MasterCard

Card Number

   
Expiry Date
/ CCV 
Card Holder Name

Signature:
Date:



Closing Date for Receipt of this form: 16 March for MoU(Edin) June Examination.
All others - 1 August


CCV for Visa &
MasterCard is the final
three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip on the
back of your card.


Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 130 of 141


ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF DENTAL SURGEONS
Incorporated
ABN 97 343 369 579

For Office Use Only




MSDP04 Registration for Membership Examination in a Specialist Dental Practice
Family Name

(Block Letters)
Please attach your
VERIFIED
passport-size photograph
here if not already
provided in the past six
months
First Name

(Block Letters)
Other Names

Date of Birth


Address for
Correspondence


Telephone
(W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email
Do you agree to have your correspondence/email address placed on a distribution list for College purposes?
 Yes  No
I HEREBY apply to be registered for admission as a candidate for the Membership Examination in the Special Field of: (Please tick one)
 Dental Public Health
 Endodontics
 Oral Medicine
 Orthodontics
 Paediatric Dentistry
 Periodontics
 Prosthodontics
 Special Needs Dentistry

i. Candidates are reminded that registration is valid only for the examination to which the candidate has been admitted.
ii. Candidates are referred to Regulations 9 and 10 of the Regulations for Examination and Fellowship regarding reimbursement
of registration fees.
Signature:
Unsigned applications will not be processed.
Date:
PAYMENT
 CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER / BANK DRAFT

– Payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
Must be made in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian Bank.
 CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
Please debit my credit card A$2,839  Visa
 MasterCard

Card Number
   
Expiry Date
/ CCV 
Card Holder Name

Signature:
Date:

Disclaimer:
The College reserves the right to amend the timing and dates of examinations whenever conditions warrant. Where examinations are
cancelled or postponed, a full refund of the Examination Registration fee will be issued. The College takes no responsibility for any other
costs incurred by the candidate.
Closing Date: 1 April
CCV for Visa & MasterCard
is the final three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip on the back
of your card.


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ROYAL AUSTRALASI AN COLLEGE
OF
DENTAL SURGEONS
INCORPORATED
ABN 97 343 369 579
Level 13, 37 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Telephone: +61(0)2 9262 6044 Facsimile: +61(0)2 9262 1974
E-mail: registrar@racds.org Web: http://www.racds.org




MSDP05 Statement of verification of case reports

Examination for Membership / Fellowship in a Specialty Dental Practice


I certify that the case reports submitted are of my own work. I further certify that I have
personally been involved in patient management and that my role has been indicated where
clarification is necessary, such as in the case of multidisciplinary management.



Signed: __________________________________________



Candidate name: ____________________________________


Date: ________________________________














Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 132 of 141

ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
of Dental Surgeons
Incorporated ABN 97 343 369 579
For Office Use Only



FSDP21 Assessment of Eligibility for Fellowship Examination in a Specialist Discipline
Family Name (Block Letters)
First Name (Block Letters)
Other Names
(Block Letters)
Date of Birth
/ /
Day Month Year
Address for
Correspondence


Telephone (W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email
Postgraduate
Qualification


Degree University Year MRACDS Year awarded

I HEREBY apply for assessment of eligibility for examination in: (Please tick one)
 Dental Public Health
 Endodontics
 Orthodontics
 Paediatric Dentistry
 Prosthodontics
 Special Needs Dentistry
 Oral Medicine  Periodontics

and enclose A$ in payment of the required fee.
I intend / do not intend to register for examination under clause 31 of the Regulations for Examination in Special Fields.
Signature:
Unsigned applications will not be processed.
Date:
ATTACHMENTS REQUIRED
1.Curriculum vitae , which includes evidence of length of practice in the field, exclusive practice in specialist field, Continuing
Professional Development, Research and Publications, Professional and Community Service,
2. Log book summary
3. Names and addresses of at least two Members or Fellows of the College practising in the Specialist Dental Practice discipline or
letter of good standing from a Registering Authority.
NOTE: All Attachments will need to be presented in PDF format and 1 certified hard copy. Candidates will be advised if their application is successful,
following which a separate form and fee is required for registration for the Final Examination. Refer to the College Calendar of Events for specific closing
dates for exam registration.
PAYMENT
 Cheque / Money Order / Bank Draft
 Credit Card Payment
– Payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
Must be made in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian Bank
Please debit my credit card A$552  Visa  MasterCard
Card Number
   
Expiry Date
/ ccv
Card Holder Name

Signature: Date:
Disclaimer:
The College reserves the right to amend the timing and dates of examinations whenever conditions warrant. Where examinations are cancelled or
postponed, a full refund of the Examination Registration fee will be issued. The College takes no responsibility for any other costs incurred by the
candidate
CCV for Visa &
MasterCard is the final
three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip on the
back of your card.


Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 133 of 141

ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF DENTAL SURGEONS
Incorporated ABN 97 343 369 579
For Office Use Only




FSDP22 Registration for Fellowship Examination – Specialist Dental Practice
Family Name

(Block Letters)
Please attach your
VERIFIED passport-size
photograph here if not
already provided in the
past six months
First Name

(Block Letters)
Other Names

Date of Birth

Address for
Correspondence


Telephone
(W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email
Do you agree to have your correspondence/email address placed on a distribution list for College purposes?
 Yes  No
I HEREBY apply to be registered for admission as a candidate for the Final Examination in the Special Field of: (Please tick one)
 Dental Public Health  Periodontics
 Endodontic  Paediatric Dentistry
 Oral Medicine  Prosthodontics
 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery  Special Needs Dentistry
 Orthodontics

Note:-

i. Candidates are reminded that registration is valid only for the examination to which the candidate has been admitted.
ii. For refunds of the registration fee refer to Clause 7 of Regulations leading to Membership and Fellowship in General and
Specialist Dental practice.
iii. Candidates must submit three copies of case reports on CDROM and one hard copy one month prior to the examination
date (except OMS).
Signature:
Unsigned applications will not be processed.
Date:

PAYMENT
 CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER / BANK DRAFT

– Payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
Must be made in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian Bank.
 CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
Please debit my credit card AUD$2,982.00 ($0GST)  Visa  MasterCard
Card Number
   
Expiry Date
/ CCV 
Card Holder Name

Signature:
Date:
Disclaimer:
The College reserves the right to amend the timing and dates of examinations whenever conditions warrant. Where examinations are cancelled or postponed, a full refund of
the Examination Registration fee will be issued. The College takes no responsibility for any other costs incurred by the candidate.
Closing Date for Receipt of this form: 1 April

CCV for Visa &
MasterCard is the final
three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip on the
back of your card.


Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 134 of 141

ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF
DENTAL SURGEONS
INCORPORATED
ABN 97 343 369 579
For Office Use Only


FOMS01 Exemption Application Form OMS – SST Examination

1. PERSONAL DETAILS
Family Name (Block Letters)
First Name (Block Letters)
Other Names (Block Letters)
Address for
Correspondence


Telephone
(W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email
 Please note: An EMAIL address MUST be supplied by applicants for correspondence.

2. QUALIFICATION/S FOR EXEMPTION
Passed the following examination for Fellowship in The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons:
 BST - RACS
 Generic SET - RACS
 OTHER (PLEASE SPECIFY)
______________________________________________________________

3. CHECK LIST

 Exemption Application Form
 Certified copy of the qualification/s
 Exemption fee (Payable on application. If unsuccessful, 60%, will be refunded)

 Please note:
(i) Applicants will be required to submit the exemption applications BEFORE 15 MAY in order to receive
exemption from the SST Examination in the same year.



4. CERTIFICATION


Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 135 of 141
I. All certificate(s) must be accompanied by a certified translation when the certificate(s) is not in
English
II. To ensure the safety of documents, certified photocopies rather than the originals should be
provided. The RACDS accepts documents certified by any of the following:
 A Fellow of the College
 Justice of the Peace
 Staff of an Australian Overseas
Diplomatic Mission
 Administrative staff of the institution which
originally issued the documents
 Head of Department of a Dental Hospital
or Dental Faculty
Officers verifying documents should write “This is a true copy of the original sighted by me” and sign
the document, print their name, profession/occupation/organization, contact details and date verified.
Justice of the Peace should also provide their registration number.
CANDIDATES CANNOT CERTIFY THEIR OWN DOCUMENTS.

I HEREBY apply for an exemption from the OMS SST Examination.
Signature:
Unsigned applications will not be processed.
Date:

5. PAYMENT
 CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER / BANK DRAFT

– Payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
Must be made in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian
Bank.
 CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
Please debit my credit
card
A$  Visa  MasterCard

Card Number
   
Expiry Date
/ ccv 
Card Holder Name

Signature: Date:


CCV for Visa &
MasterCard is the final
three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip on the
back of your card.


Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 136 of 141


ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF DENTAL SURGEONS
INCORPORATED ABN 97 343 369 579
For Office Use Only

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY


FOMS02 Registration for Surgical Sciences and Training (SST) Examination
Family Name (Block Letters)
Please attach your
CERTIFIED
passport-size
photograph here if not
already provided in the
past six months
First Name (Block Letters)
Other Names

Date of Birth:
Address for
Correspondence


Telephone (W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email
OMS - Clinical Year Undertaken:
Location/s: _________________________________
Date/s: ___________ to ____________
Surgery in General Year/s Undertaken:
Location/s: ___________________________________
Date/s: ____________ to ____________

I certify that the above information is correct and I support the trainee’s readiness to undertake the SST examination.
Signature (Supervisor of Training) : _______________________________________ Position held: ____________________________
Please print name: ______________________________________________
CANDIDATES ARE REMINDED THAT REGISTRATION IS VALID ONLY FOR THE EXAMINATION TO
WHICH THE CANDIDATE HAS BEEN ADMITTED.
For refunds of the registration fee refer to Refund Policy
Applicants Signature:
Unsigned applications will not be processed.
Date:

PAYMENT
 CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER / BANK DRAFT

Payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
Must be made in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian Bank.
 CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
Please debit my credit card A$  Visa  MasterCard
Card Number    
Expiry Date / ccv 
Card Holder Name

Signature:
Date:
Disclaimer:
The College reserves the right to amend the timing and dates of examinations whenever conditions warrant. Where examinations are cancelled or
postponed, a full refund of the Examination Registration fee will be issued. The College takes no responsibility for any other costs incurred by the
candidate.
CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF THIS FORM: 1 APRIL
CCV for Visa &
MasterCard is the final
three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip on the
back of your card.


Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 137 of 141

ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE
OF DENTAL SURGEONS
Incorporated ABN 97 343 369 579
For Office Use Only

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


FOMS03 Final Examination Registration
Family Name

(Block Letters)
Please attach your
VERIFIED
passport-size photograph
here if not already
provided in the past six
months
First Name

(Block Letters)
Other Names

Date of Birth


Address for
Correspondence


Telephone
(W) (H) (Mob)
Fax Email
Do you agree to have your correspondence/email address placed on a distribution list for College
purposes?
 Yes  No

I HEREBY apply to be registered for admission as a candidate for the Final Examination in the Specialty Practice of Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery.

i. Candidates are reminded that registration is valid only for the examination to which the candidate has been admitted.
ii. For refunds of the registration fee refer to Clause 7 of Regulations leading to Membership and Fellowship in General and
Specialist Dental Practice.
Signature:
Unsigned applications will not be processed.
Date:

PAYMENT
 CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER / BANK DRAFT

– Payable to the “Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons”
Must be made in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian Bank.
 CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
Please debit my credit card A$
 Visa  MasterCard


Card Number    
Expiry Date / ccv 
Card Holder Name

Signature: Date:

Disclaimer:
The College reserves the right to amend the timing and dates of examinations whenever conditions warrant. Where examinations are cancelled or
postponed, a full refund of the Examination Registration fee will be issued. The College takes no responsibility for any other costs incurred by the
candidate.
Closing Date for Receipt of this form: 1 July

CCVV for Visa &
MasterCard is the final
three digits of the
number printed on the
signature strip on the
back of your card.


Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Page 138 of 141
SECTION 6 SCALE OF FEES 2014

General Information

All fees and charges are effective from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014
All fees are payable in Australian currency
Fees are subject to change without notification

(A) Admission Fee is payable ONLY on successful application/examination
(B) 2013/14 Annual Subscription Fee for Membership or Fellowship $568.18 + GST (an invoice will be issued
separately from the College office)
# No GST payable
* Fee includes GST



Candidates for Membership - General Dental Practice (GDP)
Overseas Resident Australian Resident
ENROLMENT OR RE-ENROLMENT IN THE COLLEGE
(VALID FOR A MAXIMUM 6 YEAR PERIOD)
$595.00# $654.50*
COURSE FEES

 MRACDS(GDP) Candidates must complete 120 hours of CPD as part of
assessment requirement
 Variable depending on the provider and the nature of course
(as a guide they range from $500 to $600 per day)
 Please note that MRACDS(GDP) Candidates receive a discount to courses run by
the RACDS


 Refer to the University of Melbourne /ADA Victoria / ADA New South Wales
CPD Programs and other providers for their specific courses and related fees for
2014


MRACDS(GDP) Program
 Module Assessment fees:
Payment is required at the start of year 1 and year 2.
(repeat modules require payment at the time of submission)
 Assessment fees are paid annually together with enrolment/ re-enrolment in
the MRACDS(GDP) program
 Assessment of 9 modules is required for the completion of MRACDS(GDP)
program, ie. includes 6 core modules and 3 elective modules

$2,730.00#


$2,730.00#



 Repeat Module Fee $546.00# $546.00#
 Viva voce Preparation Session Fee (optional) $234.00* $234.00*
 Final viva voce Case Presentation – on completion of all 9 modules $643.00# $643.00#
Membership fees ( Prices are subject to change) Overseas Resident Australian Resident

ADMISSION TO MEMBERSHIP
$291.00# $320.10*

MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION 2013/2014
$568.18# $625.00*


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Candidates for Membership in Specialist Dental Practice (SDP)


PATHWAY 1:
(Each of the steps below requires completion of an application form which can be downloaded from the College website)

1. SDP candidates who are completing an approved program (after 30 June 2009)

Fee A$
Overseas
Resident
Fee A$
Australian
Resident


Fee A$
Australian
Resident
Completing a program that holds a
MOU with the RACDS
Enrolment (if not already an enrolled candidate or a Member/Fellow)
$595.00#

$654.50* $654.50*

Assessment of eligibility for Membership examination (SDP) $569.00# $569.00# N/a

Membership examination (SDP) $2,924.00# $2,924.00# $2,924.00#

Admission as a Member (SDP)
(B)
$291.00
(A)#
$320.10
(A)
* $320.10
(A)
*

Then on to Fellowship:
Attained Membership (SDP)

Specialist experience

Assessment of eligibility for Fellowship examination (SDP)


$569.00#


$569.00#


$569.00#

Fellowship examination (SDP) $3,071.00# $3,071.00# $3,071.00#

Admission as a Fellow (SDP)
(B)
$291.00
(A)
$320.10
(A)
* $320.10
(A)
*



PATHWAY 2:
(Each of the steps below requires completion of an application form which can be downloaded from the College website)

2. SDP candidates, who have already completed an Approved program applying for the award of Membership
through prior recognition
Fee A$
Overseas
Resident
Fee A$
Australian
Resident
Enrolment (if not already an enrolled candidate or a Member/Fellow)
$595.00#

$654.50*

Assessment of qualifications leading to Exemption from
Membership examination (SDP)
$1,395.00# $1,395.00#

Admission as a Member (SDP)
(B)
$291.00
(A)
$320.10
(A)
*

Then on to Fellowship:
Attained Membership (SDP)

Specialist experience

Assessment of eligibility for Fellowship examination (SDP)


$569.00#


$569.00#

Fellowship examination (SDP) $3,071.00# $3,071.00#

Admission as a Fellow (SDP)
(B)
$291.00
(A)
$320.10
(A)
*



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PATHWAY 3:
(Each of the steps below requires completion of an application form which can be downloaded from the College website)


3. For candidates completing an approved program under a Memorandum of Understanding presenting for
conjoint Membership Examination with RACDS (USYD, UWA, UQ, Griffith U, RCS(Edin))



Fee A$
Overseas
Resident
Fee A$
Australian
Resident
Enrolment (if not already an enrolled candidate or a Member/Fellow) $595.00#

$654.50*

Assessment of eligibility for Membership examination (SDP)
(Fee includes exam registration fee to be paid at the time of
assessment application)
$2,924.00# $2,924.00#

Membership examination (SDP)

Admission as a Member (SDP)
(B)
$291.00
(A)#
$320.10
(A)
*

Forms required:

 Stage 1 - Enrolment Form
 Stage 2 - Assessment of eligibility and registration to present for Membership Examination –
due by 1 September 2014
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 Stage 3 – On successful outcome you will be sent an admission to Membership Form.


Membership is not awarded until the College has been formally notified by the University that all requirements leading to
the conferring of the degree have been met.

Future progression to Fellowship:

Attained Membership in SDP

Specialist experience


Assessment of eligibility for Fellowship examination (SDP) $569.00#

$569.00#

Fellowship examination (SDP) $3,071.00# $3,071.00#

Admission as a Fellow (SDP)
(B)
$291.00
(A)#
$320.10
(A)
*













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Candidates for Fellowship



Fellowship - General Dental Practice
Overseas
Resident
Australian
Resident
ENROLMENT OR RE-ENROLMENT (VALID FOR A MAXIMUM 6 YEAR PERIOD) $595.00# $654.50*
ORIENTATION COURSE Fee includes USB Flash Drive of Lecture Notes (NOTE: hard copy notes are not provided)
(Course held in Australia)

 Registration for Enrolled Candidate / Fellow / Member
$2,800.00* $2,800.00*
 Registration for Non Candidate / Non Fellow / Non Member
$3,639.00* $3,639.00*
 Registration for One subject only
$478.00* $478.00*
 Registration for Two subjects only
$956.00* $956.00*
 USB Flash Drive of Lecture Notes (All subjects)
$232.00# $255.00*
 USB Flash Drive of Lecture Notes [Individual subjects in (a) Anatomy, (b) Histology,
(c) Physiology, (d) Cell Biology & Biochemistry, (e) Pathology, (f) Microbiology]
$96.00# $105.00*
PRIMARY EXAMINATION (DECEMBER 2014)
 Registration for All subjects [Viva in Sydney] $2,221.00# $2,221.00#
 Registration for One subject only [ Viva in Sydney] $516.00# $516.00#
 Registration for Two subjects only [ Viva in Sydney] $1,032.00# $1,032.00#
 Registration for All subjects [Viva held in HK/Malaysia] (Viva portion of fee is non-refundable) $5,517.00# $5,517.00#
 Registration for One subject [Viva held in HK/Malaysia] (Viva portion of fee is non-refundable) $1,101.00# $1,101.00#
 Registration for Two subject [Viva held in HK/Malaysia] (Viva portion of fee is non-refundable) $1,617.00# $1,617.00#
EXEMPTION FROM SITTING THE PRIMARY EXAMINATION $1,070.00# $1,070.00#
FINAL EXAMINATION WORKSHOP (JUNE 2014) (Course held in Australia)
 Registration for Enrolled Candidate / Fellow $ 1,348.00* $ 1,348.00*
FINAL EXAMINATION WEB BASED EDUCATION PROGRAM
 Registration for Enrolled Candidate $541.00* $541.00*
FINAL EXAMINATION – GENERAL DENTAL PRACTICE (JANUARY 2014)
 Registration for Enrolled Candidate $2,456.00# $2,456.00#
 Registration for Unsuccessful 2013 Enrolled Candidate – Part I or Part II only $1,463.00# $1,463.00#
Fellowship – Specialist Dental Practice


ENROLMENT OR RE-ENROLMENT (VALID FOR A MAXIMUM 6 YEAR PERIOD) $595.00# $654.50*
OMS – ANNUAL FEE (VALID 1 JANUARY – 31 DECEMBER 2014)
 Trainee occupying an approved post $176.00# $193.60*
 Trainee occupying an accredited post
$3,877.00# $4,264.70*
FINAL EXAMINATION – SPECIALIST DENTAL PRACTICE
 Assessment of Eligibility for Examination in a Specialist Dental Practice
 Assessment of OMS International Medical Graduates
$569.00#
$4,726.00*
$569.00#
$4,726.00*
 Registration for Examination (Non Refundable) – OMS SST Exam $2,888.00# $2,888.00#
 Exemption from the OMS SST Exam $1,444.00# $1,444.00#
 Registration for Examination (Non Refundable) – Endo, Oral Med, Orth, Paed Dent, Perio, Pros and SND
Enrolled candidate

$3,071.00#

$3,071.00#
 Registration for Examination (Non Refundable) – OMS trainee $4,045.00# $4,045.00#
Fellowship by Assessment in the specialist Dental Practice Discipline of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery for IMG $6,433.00* $6,433.00*
Fellowship Fees
Overseas
Resident
Australian
Resident
ADMISSION TO FELLOWSHIP $291.00# $320.10*
REPLACEMENT TESTAMUR $177.00# $194.70*
SUBSCRIPTION 2013/2014 $568.18# $625.00*