The new LDS
King's studentIn April 2010 the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England launched an updated version of the LDS examination.
The new LDS is aimed at students who have already completed a UK dental undergraduate course or similar and have at least 1600 hours clinical experience. The LDS is of degree standard and will be recognised by the GDC for full registration in the UK Dentists' Register.
The assessment follows the standard set in the General Dental Council's The First Five-Years' curriculum. In order to obtain the LDS students are required to complete Parts 1 and 2 of the examination and comply with all parts of the Regulations, which include providing a Certificate or Letter of Good Standing.