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.
In November 2019, the Joint Dental Faculties of The Royal College of Surgeons of England announced plans to replace MJDF with new programmes of assessment. The announcement is available here. The Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Faculty of Dental Surgery and the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) are fully committed to supporting the MJDF, and maintaining examination development to ensure the quality of the MJDF, throughout its final diets.
In March 2020, in agreement with the 4 surgical Royal Colleges, it was agreed that we would be postponing all exams and courses until September as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. This includes MJDF exams. We will make further announcements about the resumption of exams in due course.
Why choose to take MJDF?
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.)