Oral medicine training


Specialist registrars

There is a proud tradition of training oral medicine consultants and practitioners at Guy's Hospital.  There is 1 specialist registrar (SpR) within the department at present. They spend 3 - 4 years at the KCL Dental Institute as part of the London Deanery training scheme.

The large volume of specialised oral medicine and joint inter-disciplinary clinics, especially in rheumatology, gastroenterology, dermatology and ophthalmology, allow our SpRs to gain valuable experience at the highest level, both within the institute and across London.

Registrars must sit the ISFE exit examination at the end of their training, awarding them FDS(OM) RCS, before becoming consultants.  

Research registrars and other training grades

Academic registrars participate in both clinical and academic activities while completing their PhD or MD theses at King's College London. Dental Foundation 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.

In addition, there are specially designed special study activities (SSAs) in the department – particuarly in imaging technology and development, which allows final year undergraduates to gain particular expertise in these exciting fields.