Diploma in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology (DDMFR) Part A Examination

The Diploma in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology (DDMFR) examination is a requirement for satisfactory completion of specialist training in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology. It examines candidates on all aspects of dental and maxillofacial radiology against the curriculum; the Part A examination also addresses the basic sciences of physics, anatomy and techniques. Further general information on the examination shows in the guidance notes and a suggested reading list is available.


The DDMFR Part A comprises a written question paper and a film viewing session. The two components are held in London and on one day. The written paper is in the morning and the film viewing session in the afternoon.

Entry requirements

Candidates who have passed the Physics module of the First FRCR examination in Clinical Radiology are permitted to enter the DDMFR Part A examination once 18 months of accredited dental and maxillofacial radiology training has been completed.

How to apply

Applicants should ensure they have read the examination regulations before applying. Online application for the Spring 2020 sitting is now closed. 

Dates and fees

The examination is normally held in March and September each year – specific information shows in the dates and fees document.