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Dentistry diplomates conferred at RCSI

by Guy Hiscott

The first group of diplomates of primary care dentistry at Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) were conferred in December 2013.

Fourteen candidates sat an examination for their diploma in October 2013 and each was successful on their first attempt.

The winter conferring took place in December 2013. The graduation also highlighted the Faculty of Dentistry RCSI’s 50th anniversary in 2013 (1963-2013).

For those interested, the next sitting of the diploma examination will be held in October 2014 at the RCSI.

The examination consists of an MCQ examination and a clinical reasoning assessment, which will take the form of a written paper.

Further information, including regulations and the exam closing date, can be found on or by emailing

Photo: From left to right – Professor Gerard Kearns (past dean), Dr Liam Jones DipPCD RCSI, Dr Frank Ormsby (Irish Faculty of Primary Dental Care), Dr Osama Omer (vice dean), Dr Tony Markus (ad eundem FFD), Dr John Walsh (dean). Image courtesy of Ms Maria Jones

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