Specialist Dental Practice - Fellowship (SDP)


Fellowship SDP


The Appendix contains detailed SDP Program information:

  • Program requirements
  • Examinations
  • Application process
To obtain a copy of the Appendix click here.


To view a copy of the exams and assessments timetable click here.

FRACDS(SDP)  info@racds.org


Fellowship in SDP

Candidates for Fellowship (SDP) are required to have a broad and deep theoretical knowledge with clinical application in all aspects of the Specialist Dental Practice.

Fellowship in a Specialist Dental Practice discipline represents the assessment and peer review of a candidate at an advanced level. This follows the completion of a period of specialist experience gained after the completion of a higher university qualification in that 
discipline.  It is seen as a continuation of learning and professional development in that discipline.

Admission requirements
Prior to applying for assessment of eligibility to present for the Fellowship Examination in Specialist Dental Practice, a specialist must have:

  • Attained the award of Membership (SDP) in that Specialist Dental Practice discipline
  • Completed the requisite period for specialist practice

As part of the Assessment of Eligibility, candidates will be asked to submit an Evidence Portfolio. Specific requirements can be found in the Appendix to the Regulations - Specialist Dental Practice.

Assessment of specialists for Fellowship is conducted through an examination which includes submission of case reports and a viva voce examination.

How to apply
Find out everything you need to know about Specialist Dental Practice pathways in the 
Appendix to the Regulations - Specialist Dental Practice. Please ensure you read this document before applying and contact RACDS if you have any questions. We have a dedicated education team to assist you with your enquiries.

To have your eligibility assessed for a College Fellowship examination, you will need to submit an FSDP01 - Assessment of Eligibility for Fellowship Examination.

If assessed as eligible, you will then be invited to submit a FSDP02 – Enrolment for Fellowship Examination for your chosen examination.