SDP Membership

Candidates who have completed an approved program in their Specialist discipline, are eligible to apply for Membership (MRACDS) in their Specialist Discipline without further examination. An approved program for the Qualifications Pathway includes: 

  1.  A 3-year full-time program (or equivalent) in their specialist dental practice discipline which was accredited by the Australian Dental Council (ADC) or the Dental Council of New Zealand (DCNZ).*
  2.  A program in Dental Public Health that was accredited by the ADC or the DCNZ.
  3.  A Master of Science in Periodontology from Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, that was at least 3-years in duration full-time (or equivalent) and was accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) – Ministry of Education United Arab Emirates.**

*Programs accredited by the ADC or DCNZ outside of these criteria will be considered by the Registrar and/or the Board of Studies on a case-by-case basis.
**Graduates of this program who successfully pass the conjoint examination will be required to submit proof of Specialist Registration in the United Arab Emirates with their application.

All applications will be reviewed by the Registrar (SDP) and you will be notified of the outcome by email. Please ensure you have a copy of your degree certificate to submit with this application.

If your application is successful, the next step will be to submit an Admission to Membership application. All new Members must be ratified by the Board of Directors. There is a fee applicable with this application.

Declaration: By submitting this application, you declare that you are appropriately registered to practice with a recognised authority (e.g. Dental Board of Australia/Dental Council of NZ) and you are in good standing with that authority without any reprimands, cautions, conditions, restrictions, limitations or undertakings on your registration or practice. You declare that the information you provided in this application is true and correct.


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