About the course
Overview: To provide an understanding of the breadth of knowledge required for the MFDS examination.
Target Audience: Dental Foundation Trainees.
Learning Style: Interactive lectures and small group teaching.
Aims & Objectives: Overall course aims - 1) To provide an understanding of the breadth of knowledge required for the examination; 2) Revise key topics from the examination syllabus; 3) Familiarise participants with the part 1 examination format.
Learning Outcomes: Learning Outcome Restorative: By the end of the session, participants should be able to: 1) Recall clinical features of chronic and aggressive periodontal disease and develop treatment plans for the management of periodontal conditions; 2) Discuss treatment options for the replacement of missing teeth; 3) Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of endodontic preparation and obturation techniques. Oral Medicine and Pathology: By the end of the session, participants should be able to: 1) Recall clinical features, diagnosis and management of common disorders involving the oral mucosal, salivary gland, and connective tissues (with a brief summary of histopathological appearance of relevant conditions); 2) Describe commonly encountered drugs that have a direct relevance to the practice of dentistry and discuss their potential side effects and interactions. Orthodontics: By the end of the session, participants should be able to: 1) Apply the IOTN to clinical cases; 2) Demonstrate an understanding of the general principles of management of ectopic teeth and hypodontia; 3) Gain an appreciation of the concept of interceptive orthodontic treatment; 4) Discuss the indications of orthognathic surgery. Oral Surgery and OMFS: By the end of the session, participants should be able to: 1) Plan basic dento-alveolar surgery and demonstrate an understanding of common post-operative complications; 2) Gain an appreciation of minor soft tissue and salivary gland surgery; 3) Recall the indications for peri-radicular surgery; 4) Describe key features and the management of odontogenic infections and simple facial fractures. Paediatrics: By the end of the session, participants should be able to: 1) Review prevention guidelines and discuss the management of the high caries risk child; 2) Describe conventional and biological approaches to caries management in the primary and secondary dentition; 3) Discuss the guidelines for the management of primary and secondary dental trauma; 4) Discuss Non Accidental Injury, key safeguarding concerns and the recall the process involved in a safeguarding referral.