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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Last Updated 12th January 2011