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Oral medicine training


Specialty registrars and academic registrars

There is a proud tradition of training oral medicine consultants and specialists at Guy's Hospital. Specialty registrars train for three to five years at the King's College London Dental Institute as part of the London Deanery training scheme. Academic registrars participate in both clinical and academic activities while completing research projects at King's College London.

The large volume of specialised oral medicine and joint interdisciplinary clinics, especially in dermatology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, ophthalmology and children’s dentistry, provide our trainees with valuable experience at the highest level, both within the institute and across London.

Registrars must sit the Royal College of Surgeons Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship examination at the end of their training and are awarded the Faculty of Dental Surgery (Oral Medicine) Royal College of Surgeons, FDS(OM) RCS, before becoming consultants.  

Other training grades

Dental core trainees and those working towards, or in, specialty posts are accommodated within the academic and clinical programmes of the department.


Students from the King's College London Dental Institute participate in an active programme of tutorials and clinical activities within the department. Apart from clinical teaching sessions, students are given the opportunity to attend lectures and participate in research programmes if they wish.

We offer specially designed special study activities (SSAs) in the department, which allows final year undergraduates to gain particular expertise in oral medicine.