Fellowship in General Dental Practice

Fellowship in General Dental Practice

Fellowship is the highest academic level of achievement with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

A Fellow of the College:

  • Maintains high ethical standards, is a role model and demonstrates leadership in the profession.
  • Is a highly skilled and proficient practitioner with comprehensive experience in general dental practice.
  • Has significant depth and breadth of scientific knowledge and comprehension of evidence-based practice gained from enquiry, professional development and clinical experience.
  • Completed rigorous examination and assessment, in which they displayed critical evaluation, integration of this knowledge and understanding of contemporary dental evidence into their clinical practice.

How do I become a Fellow in GDP?

You will need to first apply for an Affiliate Membership to the College.

Then you can choose one of the three pathways to Fellowship in GDP: (1) Primary Dental Sciences Examination, (2) Exemption or (3) the MRACDS(GDP) Program.

The Orientation Course is a course comprised of lectures in the six (6) basic sciences examined in the Primary Dental Sciences Examination. With additional lectures in pharmacology, it is a highly intensive preparation program designed to provide candidates with valuable knowledge and insight into the Primary Dental Sciences Examination and equip them for success.

It is highly recommended for candidates enrolled in or interested in sitting the Primary Dental Sciences Examination.

Read more about the Orientation Course

The Primary Dental Sciences Examination consists of study and examination in the areas of Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry, Pathology and Microbiology. The aim is for candidates to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of the basic sciences and, importantly, their relationship to clinical dental practice.

Read more about the Primary Dental Sciences Examination

The Preparation for Fellowship Success (PFS) is an online preparatory course which aims to maximise success and boost your confidence in passing the Fellowship Examination in General Dental Practice to achieve Fellowship with the College.

This course provides you with a unique opportunity to work with examiners, experienced facilitators and other candidates to facilitate your success.

Read more about the Preparation for Fellowship Success

The Fellowship Examination in General Dental Practice (GDP) assesses clinical and theoretical knowledge in an experiential context, over a broad base of general dental practice. The examination comprises both written papers and a viva voce (oral) examinations.

Read more about the Fellowship Examination (GDP)

Fees

Primary Dental Sciences ExaminationOverseas ResidentAustralian Resident
Affiliate Member Annual Fee (FY 1/7/22 to 30/6/23)$228.00$250.00*
Affiliate Member Annual Fee (FY 1/7/21 to 30/6/22)$220.00$242.00*
Orientation Course
Enrolment – all subjects (member rate)$3,278.00*$3,278.00*
Enrolment – all subjects (non-member rate)$4,216.00*$4,216.00*
Enrolment – per subjects (member rate)$545.00*$545.00*
Enrolment – per subjects (non-member rate)$707.00*$707.00*
Primary Dental Sciences Examination
Enrolment – all subjects$2,596.00$2,596.00
Enrolment – per subject$601.00$601.00
Application for exemption from sitting the Primary Dental Sciences Examination$1,200.00$1,200.00
Appeal fee$6,108.00*$6,108.00*
Admission to Membership$327.27$360.00*
Annual fee (FY 1/7/22 to 30/6/23)$664.00$731.00*
Annual fee (FY 1/7/21 to 30/6/22)$642.00$706.00*
Notes
1. All fees are in $AUD.
2. Fees marked with asterisk (*) denote GST inclusive, otherwise fees are GST free.
3. 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).
4. Board approved 1/3 reduction in Annual Fees for members residing outside of Australia and NZ, for the 2021/22 and 2022/23 financial year.
5. For more information, please refer to the RACDS General Dental Practice (GDP) Handbook and other relevant policies (including refunds) which are available on the website.

 

Fellowship Examination in General Dental PracticeOverseas ResidentAustralian Resident
Affiliate Member Annual Fee (FY 1/7/22 to 30/6/23)$228.00$250.00*
Affiliate Member Annual Fee (FY 1/7/21 to 30/6/22)$220.00$242.00*
Preparation for Fellowship Success
Enrolment$2,133.00*$2,133.00*
Fellowship Examination in General Dental Practice (January 2023 rates)
Enrolment for both Parts I and II$3,210.00$3,210.00
Enrolment for Part l or Part ll only$1,913.00$1,913.00
Appeal fee$6,108.00*$6,108.00*
Admission to Fellowship$327.27$360.00*
Annual fee (FY 1/7/22 to 30/6/23)$664.00$731.00*
Annual fee (FY 1/7/21 to 30/6/22)$642.00$706.00*
Notes
1. All fees are in $AUD.
2. Fees marked with asterisk (*) denote GST inclusive, otherwise fees are GST free.
3. The Preparation for Fellowship Success workshop will be held over three (3) days.
4. 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).
5. Board approved 1/3 reduction for Annual Fees for members residing outside of Australia and NZ, for the 2021/22 and 2022/23 financial year.
6. For more information, please refer to the RACDS General Dental Practice (GDP) Handbook and other relevant policies (including refunds) which are available on the website.