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.


The
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
Oral Surgery departments.


Of note, since April 2007, the
Surgical Dentistry and Oral Surgery specialist lists held by the General
Dental Council have merged.
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