The dental specialty of Surgical Dentistry / Oral
Surgery is concerned with the diagnosis and surgical
management of pathological processes and
anomalies in the teeth or their supporting structures.

Most treatment can be completed on an out-patient basis
using local anæsthesia, occasionally supplemented by
sedation if necessary.

Surgical Dentist / Oral Surgeon is trained in a number
of surgical procedures including the following:

The syllabus includes:

Most Surgical Dentists / Oral Surgeons have trained in a
hospital-setting and often work part-time in hospital
Surgery departments.

Of note, since April 2007, the
Surgical Dentistry and Oral
specialist lists held by the General Dental
Council have merged.
What is Surgical Dentistry /
Oral Surgery?
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Last Updated 30th June 2011