MFDS Part 1 –
sample questions

MFDS Part 1–
sample questions

Test your knowledge with our MFDS sample questions

Familiarise yourself with the format of the MFDS part exam through the sample provided below. The MFDS examination is consists of 150 single best answer multiple choice questions. Test your knowledge from these questions, you may be more ready to take the exam than you think. The answers are provided throughout.

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You appoint a new receptionist to the staff of your dental practice. Following successful completion of his/her probationary period, how often is it recommended that his/her performance should be appraised?
A 56-year old man presents with generalised gingival enlargement. Which one of the following classes of drugs is he most likely to be taking?
You are designing an occlusal rest seat on the mandibular left first premolar for a partial cobalt- chrome denture. Which one of the following best describes the optimal depth that the marginal ridge should be reduced?
A patient presents with a discoloured lower incisor tooth and associated alveolar swelling. Which one of the following clinical findings would be of most use in helping determine its cause?
A 53-year-old woman has been diagnosed with ‘burning mouth syndrome’. Indicate which part of the mouth is most commonly affected in this condition?
Which one of the following is the most appropriate antibiotic for a patient with liver failure and a dental abscess?
A 12-year-old patient in the permanent dentition attends for an orthodontic assessment. In this situation which one of the following screening tools is most likely to be used?
A 30-year-old man requires extraction of the left mandibular and maxillary third molars. He is very nervous. He is fit and well and weighs 70 kg. Which one of the following would be the preferred technique of administration of intravenous midazolam to achieve an appropriate level of sedation?
Which one of the following cannot be changed during construction of a set of complete dentures?
A 16-year-old girl in the permanent dentition presents complaining about her 'back to front' bite. Which one of the following is the likely definition of the incisor classification in this clinical situation?
A patient brings a letter from an oral maxillofacial surgery department stating they had a unilateral lower motor neuron lesion of the facial nerve last year which resolved after a few months. What signs would you have seen at the time?
A 39-year-old man with severe anxiety attends for dental treatment. His GP has prescribed him medication for the long-term management of his generalised anxiety disorder. Which one of the following medications has most likely been prescribed by his GP?
You are about to undertake a procedure on a healthy 20 kg 5-year-old child. Which one of the following most accurately represents the maximum dose of 2% Lidocaine with 1:80 000 adrenaline that can be administered?
Your new dental nurse sustains a needle stick injury. She has been appropriately immunised. In this situation, which one of the following represents the highest risk of cross-infection after a needle-stick injury?
While working in dental public health you are asked to help design a study into the benefits of fluoridation of the water supply on the local population. Which one of the following study designs is most appropriate from the options given?
Which one of the following cell populations is the major progenitor for a new connective tissue attachment in guided tissue regeneration?
A 40-year-old woman undergoes a lateral cephalogram for orthognathic planning. On review, well- defined, rounded lucent lesions are seen throughout the skull. Which one of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A 32-year-old woman who does not smoke or drink alcohol has a close relative who has died of oral cancer. She has asked you for advice on oral cancer prevention. Which one of the following would be most likely to reduce her risk of developing oral carcinoma?
A 20-year-old woman complains she has discolouration of her upper anterior teeth. On examination she has mild fluorosis of the upper incisors. Which one of the following would be the most appropriate initial management?
A 25-year-old man presents a month after an alleged assault, complaining of a tender maxillary central incisor. It is slightly buccally displaced, vital and causing mild occlusal interference with Grade II mobility. Radiographic examination reveals no root or alveolar fracture. Which one of the following is the most appropriate initial management?
Which one of the following would be the most appropriate instrument for scaling in a 45-year- old patient presenting with calculus around an implant-stabilised bridge?
A 45-year-old woman attends with diagnosed burning mouth syndrome. Which one of the following is a common clinical feature?
A 33-year-old woman is referred to an oral surgeon. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which one of the following is the most significant indication for extraction of a mesio-angular-impacted lower third molar?
You surgically remove a difficult lower left third molar. You go deep with the surgical straight bur during the procedure and notice a lot of bleeding from the site. The patient returns with profound numbness of the lower left lip and chin the next afternoon. Which one of the following is the best course of action?
A 25-year-old man is assaulted. He has a fracture of the left zygomatic arch and surgery is planned. Which one of the following muscles has an attachment to the superior border of the arch of the zygomatic bone?
You appoint a new receptionist to the staff of your dental practice. Following successful completion of his/her probationary period, how often is it recommended that his/her performance should be appraised?
A 56-year old man presents with generalised gingival enlargement. Which one of the following classes of drugs is he most likely to be taking?
You are designing an occlusal rest seat on the mandibular left first premolar for a partial cobalt- chrome denture. Which one of the following best describes the optimal depth that the marginal ridge should be reduced?
A patient presents with a discoloured lower incisor tooth and associated alveolar swelling. Which one of the following clinical findings would be of most use in helping determine its cause?
A 53-year-old woman has been diagnosed with ‘burning mouth syndrome’. Indicate which part of the mouth is most commonly affected in this condition?
Which one of the following is the most appropriate antibiotic for a patient with liver failure and a dental abscess?
A 12-year-old patient in the permanent dentition attends for an orthodontic assessment. In this situation which one of the following screening tools is most likely to be used?
A 30-year-old man requires extraction of the left mandibular and maxillary third molars. He is very nervous. He is fit and well and weighs 70 kg. Which one of the following would be the preferred technique of administration of intravenous midazolam to achieve an appropriate level of sedation?
Which one of the following cannot be changed during construction of a set of complete dentures?
A 16-year-old girl in the permanent dentition presents complaining about her 'back to front' bite. Which one of the following is the likely definition of the incisor classification in this clinical situation?
A patient brings a letter from an oral maxillofacial surgery department stating they had a unilateral lower motor neuron lesion of the facial nerve last year which resolved after a few months. What signs would you have seen at the time?
A 39-year-old man with severe anxiety attends for dental treatment. His GP has prescribed him medication for the long-term management of his generalised anxiety disorder. Which one of the following medications has most likely been prescribed by his GP?
You are about to undertake a procedure on a healthy 20 kg 5-year-old child. Which one of the following most accurately represents the maximum dose of 2% Lidocaine with 1:80 000 adrenaline that can be administered?
Your new dental nurse sustains a needle stick injury. She has been appropriately immunised. In this situation, which one of the following represents the highest risk of cross-infection after a needle-stick injury?
While working in dental public health you are asked to help design a study into the benefits of fluoridation of the water supply on the local population. Which one of the following study designs is most appropriate from the options given?
Which one of the following cell populations is the major progenitor for a new connective tissue attachment in guided tissue regeneration?
A 40-year-old woman undergoes a lateral cephalogram for orthognathic planning. On review, well- defined, rounded lucent lesions are seen throughout the skull. Which one of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A 32-year-old woman who does not smoke or drink alcohol has a close relative who has died of oral cancer. She has asked you for advice on oral cancer prevention. Which one of the following would be most likely to reduce her risk of developing oral carcinoma?
A 20-year-old woman complains she has discolouration of her upper anterior teeth. On examination she has mild fluorosis of the upper incisors. Which one of the following would be the most appropriate initial management?
A 25-year-old man presents a month after an alleged assault, complaining of a tender maxillary central incisor. It is slightly buccally displaced, vital and causing mild occlusal interference with Grade II mobility. Radiographic examination reveals no root or alveolar fracture. Which one of the following is the most appropriate initial management?
Which one of the following would be the most appropriate instrument for scaling in a 45-year- old patient presenting with calculus around an implant-stabilised bridge?
A 45-year-old woman attends with diagnosed burning mouth syndrome. Which one of the following is a common clinical feature?
A 33-year-old woman is referred to an oral surgeon. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which one of the following is the most significant indication for extraction of a mesio-angular-impacted lower third molar?
You surgically remove a difficult lower left third molar. You go deep with the surgical straight bur during the procedure and notice a lot of bleeding from the site. The patient returns with profound numbness of the lower left lip and chin the next afternoon. Which one of the following is the best course of action?
A 25-year-old man is assaulted. He has a fracture of the left zygomatic arch and surgery is planned. Which one of the following muscles has an attachment to the superior border of the arch of the zygomatic bone?