MFDS Part 1 Revision Course

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RCSEd Course Overview

To provide an understanding of the breadth of knowledge required for the MFDS examination.



Course fee: £775.00

Target Audience

Dental Foundation Trainees.

Relevant Grades


Learning Style

Interactive lectures and small group teaching.

Aims & Objectives

Overall course aims -

  1. To provide an understanding of the breadth of knowledge required for the examination;
  2. Revise key topics from the examination syllabus;
  3. Familiarise participants with the part 1 examination format.

Learning Objectives

Learning Outcome Restorative:

By the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  1. Recall clinical features of chronic and aggressive periodontal disease and develop treatment plans for the management of periodontal conditions;
  2. Discuss treatment options for the replacement of missing teeth;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of endodontic preparation and obturation techniques.

Oral Medicine and Pathology:

By the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  1. Recall clinical features, diagnosis and management of common disorders involving the oral mucosal, salivary gland, and connective tissues (with a brief summary of histopathological appearance of relevant conditions);
  2. Describe commonly encountered drugs that have a direct relevance to the practice of dentistry and discuss their potential side effects and interactions.


By the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  1. Apply the IOTN to clinical cases;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the general principles of management of ectopic teeth and hypodontia;
  3. Gain an appreciation of the concept of interceptive orthodontic treatment;
  4. Discuss the indications of orthognathic surgery.

Oral Surgery and OMFS:

By the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  1. Plan basic dento-alveolar surgery and demonstrate an understanding of common post-operative complications;
  2. Gain an appreciation of minor soft tissue and salivary gland surgery;
  3. Recall the indications for peri-radicular surgery;
  4. Describe key features and the management of odontogenic infections and simple facial fractures.


By the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  1. Review prevention guidelines and discuss the management of the high caries risk child;
  2. Describe conventional and biological approaches to caries management in the primary and secondary dentition;
  3. Discuss the guidelines for the management of primary and secondary dental trauma;
  4. Discuss Non Accidental Injury, key safeguarding concerns and the recall the process involved in a safeguarding referral.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I contact the Education Section?

The Education Section is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.  If you wish to contact a member of the team please see contact details below:

Education mailbox:

Phone number:  0131 527 1600

Will I receive CPD?

All RCSEd educational activity is awarded CPD hours.   Please see individual course for specific award.

Will I receive a Certificate?

Yes, RCSEd Certificates of attendance are awarded for all educational courses and are handed out at the end of the course.  (However, please note that where an event has a PASS or FAIL this will be posted to you after the event). 

What is RCSEd’s course cancellation policy?

What happens if RCSEd cancels a course I am booked on?

On the odd occasion, RCSEd may need to cancel a course, for example if we are affected by an event out with our control or if it is not financially viable for us to deliver the course.   If we do need to cancel, we will let you know as soon as possible and provide you with a full refund of course fees paid.

RCSEd shall incur no further liability (e.g. travel or accommodation costs).   You may wish to consider taking out appropriate travel insurance for any non-refundable costs you may incur when arranging to attend the course.

What happens if I need to cancel my place on a course I am booked?

If you cancel your place more than four weeks before the event date, you will incur an administration fee of 10% (or £50, whichever is greater) of the total course fee.

If you cancel your place less than four weeks before the start of a course, once the course has started or your do not notify us, the total course fee will be charged and you will not receive any refund.

Can I cancel a course booking online?

NO, cancellations must be made directly with the education team via phone or email. (Email: or phone 0131 527 1600)

Can I transfer to another date for the same course?

YES, you can transfer to another date by contacting the Education section directly (   Please note that you can transfer only once and transfers can only be made if more than 4 weeks prior to the start of the course, without incurring additional costs.  

How do I book a place on an RCSEd Course?

You can book a place for all our courses by visiting the RCSEd Website, and selecting the course you wish to book.  Please note that you will need to register with the website in order to book.

For some regional and international courses you will need to book directly with the centre.  Please check individual courses for details.

You can also contact the Education Section by phone to book (0131 527 1600).

What payment methods do RCSEd accept?

Visa and MasterCard are accepted on the RCSEd website and over the phone to the education team.

All course bookings will receive a booking confirmation email:  this email acts as your receipt.

Request an Invoice:  If your course fees will be paid by a third party (eg trust, hospital, charitable fund) and they wish to be invoiced then they must provide us with an official purchase order.  We are unable to process applications without this.

The purchase order should be submitted with the application form and can be emailed to  Please note that we can only invoice organisations and not individuals.  Please check with your hospital or trust, as some may require you to pay yourself and then claim the money back.

Do I receive a discount if I am a Member of RCSEd?

A 10% discount is applied to all educational courses and events organised directly through RCSEd, for Members, Fellows, Associates and Affiliates.

Are you able to help me with my VISA application?

YES, RCSEd can provide you with a Visa support letter confirming the course details and fees paid by you.  This is only possible once you have booked your place on a course and RCSEd have received the full course fee.

If a course is fully booked what can I do? Is there a waiting list?

If a course appears full and you wish to be placed on a waiting list then please contact the education team directly by email or phone 0131 527 1600.

Is lunch / refreshments provided?

YES, for all educational courses, refreshments are served throughout the day and lunch is provided if the duration is one day or more.

Convenour: Mr Brian Nattress, Convenor of Dental Education

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about this course, please contact us and a member of our Education team will be happy to help you.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
The Education Section

Phone: +44 (0)131 527 1600
Fax: +44 (0)131 557 6406