Specialist Dental Practice - Membership (SDP)


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HANDBOOK

The Handbook contains detailed information regarding Membership and Fellowship in SDP including:

  • Entry requiremets
  • Application process
  • Examination format and content
To obtain a copy of the Handbook click here.


EXAM / ASSESSMENT TIMETABLE

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


CONTACTS
MRACDS(SDP)  info@racds.org

  Membership in SDP
Membership in Specialist Dental Practice is granted in recognition of a candidate's standing as a specialist in their
discipline.


Candidates may sit for the Membership examination in a Specialist Dental Practice discipline within 6 months of completion, or following completion of, an approved University program or an equivalent course and qualification as approved by the relevant Board of Studies.

Assessment of candidates is conducted by the RACDS or in conjunction with another institution which has a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the RACDS.

After attaining Membership (SDP), candidates can advance to
Fellowship (SDP). 


Conjoint university arrangements
RACDS has a MoU with the dental schools of four Australian Universities - The University of Sydney, The University of QueenslandThe University of Western Australia and University of Otago

Candidates who complete programs at these universities
may apply for Membership examination conjointly with their exit examination from those universities.
 

University of Sydney         University of Queensland  


University of Western Australia          Otago University


The College has a conjoint arrangement with the Faculty of Dental Surgeons of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The conjoint examination MOrth/MRACDS(Orth) is held twice per year - June in Edinburgh and November in Adelaide.

The College also has a conjoint arrangement with the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong in the Specialist Dental Practice discipline of Dental Public Health (Community Dentistry).

How to Apply
The first step is to 
subscribe to the RACDS. Find out everything you need to know about Specialist Dental Practice pathways and examinations in the Handbook-Membership and Fellowship in SDP. 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.

Applications for the conjoint examination can be made by submitting a MSDP03 – Enrolment for Conjoint Membership Examination.

To have your eligibility assessed for a College Membership examination, you will need to submit a MSDP02 – Assessment of Eligibility for Membership by Examination.

If assessed as eligible, you will then be invited to submit a MSDP04 – Enrolment for Membership Examination for your chosen examination.

 

Fees

Membership - Specialist Dental Practice (SDP)
1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017 Fees (in AUD)
Examination Pathway Overseas Resident Australian Resident
Subscription 640.00# 704.00*
Assessment
Assessment of eligibility to sit membership examination in SDP
608.00# 608.00#
Membership examination
Enrolment
3,658.00# 3,658.00#
Admission to Membership 310.00# 341.00*
Annual fee (FY 01/07/16 to 30/06/17) 603.50# 663.85*
Annual fee (FY 01/07/17 to 30/06/18) 612.73# 674.00*
Prior Recognition Pathway
(discontinued from 1 Dec 2017)
Overseas Resident Australian Resident
Subscription 640.00# 704.00*
Assessment for Membership eligibility via prior recognition 1,490.00 1,490.00
Admission to Membership 310.00# 341.00*
Annual fee (FY 01/07/16 to 30/06/17) 603.50# 663.85*
Annual fee (FY 01/07/17 to 30/06/18) 612.73# 674.00*
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Pathway Overseas Resident Australian Resident
Subscription 640.00# 704.00*
Assessment
Assessment of eligibility to sit membership examination in SDP
n/a n/a
Membership examination
Enrolment
3,658.00# 3,658.00#
Admission to Membership 310.00# 341.00*
Annual fee (FY 01/07/16 to 30/06/17) 603.50# 663.85*
Annual fee (FY 01/07/17 to 30/06/18) 612.73# 674.00*
Notes
  1. Subscription is valid for a period of six (6) years and is not refundable.
  2. Prior Recognition Pathway will be discontinued from 1 December 2017. Please ensure you submit your application before this date to be considered.
  3. Membership in Specialist Dental Practice (SDP) is offered in the following disciplines: endodontics, oral medicine, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, special needs dentistry, periodontics and dental public health.
  4. Fees marked with asterisk (*) denote GST inclusive. Fees marked with pound/hash (#) denote GST free.
  5. The annual fee is payable on the 1st day of July each year. All unpaid annual fees by the 31st of August each year will attract a monthly late payment surcharge. Members or Fellows who are elected to Membership or Fellowship during the year will pay a pro rata annual fee based on the whole months remaining in the financial year (FY).
  6. For more information, please refer to the RACDS Specialist Dental Practice (SDP) Handbook and other relevant policies (including refunds) which are available on the website.
Disclaimer
Whilst all due care is taken to ensure that all information contained herein is correct at the time of publication, the RACDS makes no warranties in respect of inadvertent errors or omissions. The RACDS reserves the right to revise these fees and other information from time to time, as well as amend the dates of examinations, courses and workshops whenever conditions warrant. Where these activities are cancelled or postponed, a full refund of the fee will be issued. The RACDS however takes no responsibility for any other costs incurred by the candidate in this regard.