View details of the Diploma

of Primary Care Dentistry Examination here

View details of the Diploma

of Primary Care Dentistry Examination here


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RCSI Dentistry Career Day February 2015

The Faculty of Dentistry are pleased to announce that we have organised a Careers Day which will be taking place on Saturday February 14th 2015. The programme is directed towards final year students and recently qualified dentists.

The morning will consist of 15 minute presentations delivered by dentists in limited practice, general practice and academia. The Programme will provide attendees with a snapshot of what each person does and in particular will give them definitive information on how to apply to the different universities represented by the speakers.

Entry to the career day will be free. Following the presentations a lunch will be provided in the College Hall and all attendees are invited to come along to this.

To view full programme details please click here.

For information on registration please contact the Faculty of Dentistry by phone: +353 1 402 2239 / 2256 or by email

First class of Diplomates of Primary Care Dentistry RCSI graduate

The first group of Diplomates of Primary Care Dentistry RCSI were conferred at the RCSI in December 2013.

The first sitting of the Diploma was held in October 2013. 14 candidates sat the examination and each was successful on their first attempt. The Faculty was delighted to welcome its first group of Diplomates to the Winter conferring in December 2013. read more »

Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI Prize Winners 2013

The Faculty of Dentistry RCSI is keen to promote excellence in the science and clinical practice of dentistry. The future of dental practice lies with our current dental students and postgraduate trainees. With this in mind, the Faculty of Dentistry offers a number of prizes to recognise and support achievement of future members of the dental profession. read more »

New M.O.U. with the Faculty of Odontology, University of Malmo, Sweden

The Faculty of Dentistry recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Faculty of Odontology in the University of Malmo, Sweden to accredit the Masters Training Programmes in a number of different disciplines in dentistry. These 3 year programmes will incorporate the MFDRCSI examination and allow eligibility for those candidates who successfully complete their training to be eligible for the specialist Fellowship (FFDRCSI) examination. read more »

New Dean for Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI: Dr. John Walsh

The Faculty of Dentistry at RCSI is delighted to announce the election of Dr. John Walsh as their new (and 17th) Dean.

Dr. Walsh, a native of Dublin, is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, as well as the Paedodontic Program at Indiana and the Orthodontic Programme at Seattle. Dr. Walsh was the first European to successfully complete read more »

Successful first Diploma of Primary Care Dentistry, RCSI

Professor Gerard Kearns, Dean, Faculty of Dentistry RCSI is delighted to announce a 100% success rate among the candidates who entered the first diet of the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI Diploma of Primary Care Dentistry (Dip PCD (RCSI)). The Diploma has been approved by the Dental Council and the examination has been developed in collaboration with the Irish Dental Association and the Irish Faculty of Primary Dental Care. read more »

MGDS Part 1 exemption for dentists who are 10 or more years qualified

The Faculty of Dentistry is delighted to announce that the MGDS regulations have been recently modified. Dentists who are qualified for 10 or more years are now exempt from MGDS Part 1 and may enter *MGDS Part 2 read more »


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