A Candidate who successfully completes the Final Examination will be admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS-General Stream)
- Advantages of the FRACDS
Fellows of the College have accomplished a remarkable achievement in demonstrating their scientific knowledge and advanced clinical skills through assessment or examination by their peers. A collegial experience includes a number of both tangible and intangible benefits and advantages.
The Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (or even the candidate who have successfully completed the Primary Examination) is admitted globally as a highly qualified dentist. This admission may determine entry into postgraduate clinical or academic programs in many of the reputable academic institutions, hospitals and research centers all over the world.
The Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons is invited to actively participate in the valued networking and continuing professional development opportunities of the RACDS' regional scientific days and the biennial convocations and international conferences. The Fellow is also invited to participate in different international workshops and seminars in different fields of dentistry both inside and outside Australia.
Fellows working in Australia also enjoy access to the RACDS' Member Advantage Program which offers discounts across a broad range of relevant products and services including hotel accommodation, airline lounge membership, health insurance, car hire and general lifestyle activities to suit the whole family.
- Enrollment into the College and Registration for Examinations
Candidates wishing to register for College Examinations must enroll and pay the enrollment fees.
Enrollment is valid for a maximum of 6 years during which a candidate should register for the Primary Examination and/or the Final Examination.
To register for either the Primary Examination or the Final Examination, a candidate should provide evidence from a registering authority that he/she is entitled to practice dentistry.
It is usually preferred that a candidate register for the Primary Examination after 1-3 years have passed since he/she has been granted a Bachelor degree in Dental Science (or equivalent)
Candidates wishing to register for the Final Examination must produce evidence of
having passed or been exempted from the Primary Examinations, and
having completed a minimum of 2 years of clinical experience as a dentist, and
having spent a minimum of 3 years after having been granted a dental degree.
Non-dentists may be eligible to enroll into the College and register for the examinations.
- Exemption from the Primary Examination
Exemption from the Primary Examination may be allowed to candidates who produce evidence of having successfully completed the primary examination for fellowship in the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the
Royal College of Surgeons of England