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.

Winter Meeting 2020

Virtual Online Meeting
28th November 2020

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Joint FDS RCSEng-BISOM Pump Priming Grant

Applications are now open for the 2021 FDS-BISOM Pump Priming Grant. The Joint FDS RCSEng-BISOM pump-priming grant is for up to £10,000 and is intended to support research designed to benefit community or population oral health, and should be related to the field of Oral Medicine. Applicants may be working in any field of dentistry, [...]


BISOM Winter Meeting 2020

Dear Colleagues, On behalf of BISOM, I am pleased to announce that we will be hosting the BISOM Winter Meeting this year.  I am very grateful for the work of the organising committee in arranging this meeting, especially as we have all been so busy in the last number of weeks. The organising group would like to [...]


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 [...]