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Purpose of assessment
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 (PDF). The Part A examination also addresses the basic sciences of physics, anatomy and techniques. Read the full purpose of assessment statement (PDF)
The DDMFR Part A comprises two modules. The anatomy module consists of a written paper and an image viewing component. The radiological sciences and techniques module consists of a written paper only. The examination is normally held in March and September each year.
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 a minimum 12 months of accredited dental and maxillofacial radiology training has been completed.
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How to apply
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