Propel your career in dentistry with MJDF

Dentistry is a dynamic profession, which is constantly changing. It is therefore important for you and your patients, that you keep up to date with these advances and developments. Dentistry is also a competitive environment, with many individuals in practice having a post graduate level qualification, so ambitious dentists seek out ways to stand out for the right reasons.

The MJDF (Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties) is the only examination of its type which tests you on the skills and knowledge you actually use in dental practice. Taking the exam demonstrates to others that you are serious about your career, and that you have the ability to work at a level higher than your BDS qualification. It builds upon the knowledge gained in your undergraduate studies and foundation training, while indicating that your expertise has expanded and kept pace with developments in dentistry which have occurred since graduation.

MJDF is the only award that truly covers primary and secondary care – supporting your career whatever direction it takes. If you are looking to progress your career the MJDF is a good step to specialism as it offers unrivalled support from the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (FGDP(UK)) and the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS(RCS Eng)). And so alongside demonstrating your affiliation with these dental faculties, it can bring long term benefits to your career.

Find out how MJDF helped Dr Martin James, BDS(hons) MJDF, in his career in both a hospital and general practice setting.

MJDF is a common route to membership of FGDP(UK) and/or FDS (RCS Eng), whereby success in the part 2 assessment leads to election to Full Membership. You can find out more about the benefits of FGDP(UK) membership here and FDS membership here. (Dentists without a post graduate qualification are eligible for Associate FGDP(UK) membership.)

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