The British & Irish Society for Oral Medicine is the UK’s recognised authority for clinical care, research and education in oral medicine.

The BISOM provides information on ways in which healthcare professionals can work together to provide improved clinical care and patient outcomes. Click on the links to find out more about becoming a member of the BISOM, the options for further education and opportunities to contribute to research in a range of areas related to oral medicine.

Patients can find guidance about your care and the potential treatment options which may alleviate your pain or resolve your symptoms. You’ll find advice about the steps to take if you are concerned about your health, facts about specific conditions and information about your nearest oral medicine clinic. Please note that you cannot refer yourself for treatment, please visit your dentist and doctor first if you are in pain.

BISOM Meetings

Belfast meeting 2020 Cancelled

Annual Scientific Meeting – Belfast
30 April-1 May 2020
has now been cancelled. Read More

COVID-19 Advice for Oral Medicine Departments

Resources Faculty of Dental Surgery Guidance for COVID-19 Recovery Phase The Oral Medicine guidance that was drawn up in collaboration with BISOM fellows and members has been placed on the FDS website ( The aim of this guidance is to encourage a consistent approach to the provision of Oral Medicine care within all dental settings [...]


BISOM Scientific Meeting 2020 – Belfast CANCELLED

Annual Scientific Meeting – Belfast 30th April 2020 – 1st May 2020 has now been cancelled. [...]


Winter Meeting 2019 – Birmingham

The BISOM Winter Meeting 2019 was held on Saturday 30th November 2019 at the Birmingham Dental Hospital. The theme for the meeting was Behçet’s Syndrome and we were honoured to welcome five of our colleagues from the Birmingham Behçet’s Syndrome Centre of Excellence; Dr Deva Situnayake and Dr Priyanka Chandratre (Consultant Rheumatologists), Dr Sreekanth Sreekantam [...]