Oral Medicine Clinics

The following areas have Oral Medicine Units providing Consultant led specialist care

England

Birmingham

Birmingham Dental Hospital
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Consultants:
Dr. Andrea. M. Richards, Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant

Dr Ana Poveda-Gallego, Lecturer/Honorary Consultant

Dr J Higham

Address:
Department of Oral Medicine
Birmingham Dental Hospital
Mill Pool Way
Birmingham B57EG

Telephone: 0121 466 5555

Information
The Unit of Oral Medicine at the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry and the Birmingham Dental Hospital serves the population of the West Midlands [approximately 6 million people] as well as that of the neighbouring counties.

The major interests of the Unit include Sjögren’s syndrome, oral premalignancy and drug-induced oral mucosal disease.

A protocol driven rapid access service is provided to ensure that patients with suspected oral malignancy are seen urgently and referred to the oral oncology service for definitive treatment without delay. A consultant led liaison psychiatry clinic is held twice a month for the management of patients with oral dysasthesias and atypical facial pain.

The Unit also participates in multidisciplinary clinics for patients with Sjögren’s syndrome, Behcet’s disease and paediatric patients. Birmingham is one of three National Centres of Excellence for Behcet’s disease in England and the Oral Medicine Unit contributes to this.

An Oral Medicine Managed Clinical Network is being established and this should further enhance the service delivered to patients with Oral Medicine conditions.

The Unit of Oral Medicine accepts referrals from general dental and medical practitioners as well as tertiary referrals from a wide range of specialties. Staff are always happy to discuss cases.

Bristol

Bristol Dental Hospital & School
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Consultants:
Dr. Konrad Staines
Dr Helen Rogers
Dr Rachael Cowie

Address:
Department of Oral Medicine
Bristol Dental Hospital
Lower Maudlin Street
Bristol BS1 2LY

Telephone: 0117 342 4392

Information
Bristol host the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Oral Health-General Health committed to developing oral health care for vulnerable people with immune disorders. The Oral Medicine unit therefore works closely alongside Special Care Dentistry and other dental specialties, together with Maxillofacial Surgery. The Oral Medicine unit is supported by dedicated specialists in Imaging (Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Radiology, and Ultrasonography) and in Pathology. Staff are active in all main oral medicine societies and with all major oral medicine journals.

The Oral Medicine unit accepts patients who fall within the scope of the Specialty from general dental practitioners and general medical practitioners as well as secondary and tertiary referrals from other dental and medical specialists. Referral should preferably be in writing to the address above, using the patient referral form, noting any allergies and medical problems, plus the degree of urgency as perceived by patient and/or clinician.

Leeds

Leeds Dental Institute
The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Consultants:
Dr. A. J. Mighell, Dr. J. C. Steele, Dr J. Montgomery-Cranny

Address:
Department of Oral Medicine
Leeds Dental Institute
Clarendon Way
Leeds, LS2 9LU

Telephone: 0113 343 4583

Information
The Department of Oral Medicine at Leeds offers a general Oral Medicine service for all ages across the scope of specialist Oral Medicine practice. This is primarily for the local Yorkshire population, but with some patients travelling from further away. There is excellent support from laboratory-based clinical science and imaging services.

The Department provides clinical training in Oral Medicine for dental students and other members of the dental team as well as for dental graduates early in their careers. Specialty training for the next generation of specialists and consultants is also delivered. Presentations are also given externally across the region to healthcare professionals working in primary and secondary care, including to general practitioners and hospital-based specialists.

Referrals are welcome from medical and dental primary care practitioners and hospital-based specialists in other clinical disciplines. Staff are happy to discuss cases with healthcare practitioners.

Liverpool

Royal Liverpool University Dental Hospital
The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Consultants:
Dr. B. P. Rajlawat, Dr. D. Holt

Address:
Unit of Oral Medicine
Liverpool University Dental Hospital
Pembroke Place
Liverpool, L3 5PS

Telephone: 0151 706 5090 (Clinic), 0151 706 5067 (Unit Secretary)

Information
The Unit of Oral Medicine at Liverpool University Dental Hospital currently sees over 2000 new patients per year. The Unit provides a comprehensive Oral Medicine service for Merseyside and Cheshire. Tertiary referrals are also received from other parts of the North West and the Isle of Man.

Multidisciplinary clinics are held for patients with Sjögren’s Syndrome, chronic facial pain (joint with liaison psychiatrist and restorative dentistry), dysplastic oral lesions (joint with maxillofacial surgery) and oral manifestations of dermatological disease (joint with dermatology).

The Unit continues to participate in research concerning the pathogenesis of Sjögren’s Syndrome and the molecular and clinical determinants of oral epithelial dysplasia. There are close links with Ophthalmology and Rheumatology to facilitate the management of patients with Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid and Behçet’s Disease.

Referrals are welcome from medical and dental practitioners as well as consultants in other clinical disciplines.

The London, Whitechapel

Barts Health NHS Trust/Queen Mary, University of London

Consultants: Professor F. Fortune, Dr. J.A.G. Buchanan, Dr. A.R. Tappuni, Dr. Z. Syed

Address:
Unit of Oral Medicine, Dental Institute
Royal London Hospital
Bart Health NHS Trust
Turner Street
London, E1 2AD

Telephone:

Information
The Oral Medicine Unit of Barts Health NHS Trust is based in the Dental Institute and Hospital of the Royal London Hospital in the East end of London. It is an academic unit, forming part of the department of Clinical and Diagnostic Oral Sciences of the Dental Institute of Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London. The Unit currently has three honorary consultants, two of whom are both dentally and medically qualified and have had postgraduate general medical training. The Unit is actively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate training and currently has two registrar-level specialty trainees in Oral Medicine.

Service provided include diagnosis and management of:-

Oral dryness including Sjogren’s Syndrome
Oral ulcerative and immunobullous diseases
Oral aspects of Behcets disease – one of the three national centres of excellence
Oral manifestations of systemic diseases and adverse drug reactions involving the mouth
Burning mouth syndrome
Diseases involving the mouth and skin
White patches – fast track
Oral soft tissue lesions
Practitioners seeking advice on patient management are welcome to contact the Unit and the consultant staff are happy to discuss cases. The unit accepts referrals from general dental practitioners, general medical practitioners as well as consultants from other dental and medical specialties both within and outside London.

All referrals are screened and prioritised by the Consultant staff. A referral letter template is available on the Barts Health NHS Trust website to facilitate referrals. Where indicated on referral letters, for patients whose first language is not English, appropriate advocates are arranged to facilitate communication at appointments in the Unit.

London Eastman

Eastman Dental Hospital
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Consultants:
Professor S. R. Porter (academic lead), Dr. T. A. Hodgson (clinical lead)
Professor J. M. Zakrzewska, Professor S. Fedele
Dr. R. McMillan (facial pain lead), Dr. M. Shephard (clinical lead)
2 Clinical Psychologists and 1 Physiotherapist

Address:
Department of Oral Medicine
Eastman Dental Institute
256 Gray’s Inn Road
London, WC1X 8LD

Telephone:

Information
The Oral Medicine Unit is responsible for the diagnosis and medical management of patients with a wide variety of disorders of the oral tissues, salivary glands and temporomandibular joints and associated tissues, referred by General Medical and Dental Practitioners, Hospital staff and other departments. The facial pain service is a distinct speciality of Oral Medicine at the Eastman. The multidisciplinary pain team led by Joanna Zakrzewska includes Oral Medicine Specialists, Oral Surgeons, Liaison Psychiatry, Psychology, Physiotherapy and Clinical Nurse Specialists.

The unit is one of the most research-active in the world. Current research interests of the unit are centred upon the molecular epidemiology of human herpes virus 8 and Candida albicans in the immunocompromised host, and the aetiology and management of immunologically-mediated oral mucosal disease. Staff are editors and/or editorial members of several peer reviewed journals.

The department provides training to UK specialty registrars as well as academics (MSc, PhD and MD). Staff are actively involved in Continuing Professional Education. The staff of the unit are authors of several undergraduate and/or postgraduate textbooks in Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Special Needs Dentistry, Paediatric Oral Medicine and Clinical Dentistry.

The unit has a significant National and International reputation, with close involvement with the British Society of Oral Medicine and the European Association for Oral Medicine. Recent European Association for Oral Medicine prizes have been awarded to members of the Eastman team for research, case management and in the ‘promising young clinician’ categories.

London King’s College

The Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences

At:- Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust & Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Guy’s Site Consultants:

Dr R Albuquerque, Dr. R. Cook, Professor M. Escudier, Dr E Hullah, Dr H McParland, Dr M Ormond (locum), Professor J Ma, Dr. J. Setterfield (Consultant in Dermatology) Dr P. Shirlaw,

1.5 Clinical Psychologist

Address:
Oral Medicine Unit
Floor 22, Tower Wing
Guy’s Hospital
London, SE1 9RT

Telephone: 020 7158 4399

King’s site Consultants:

Dr T Poate (Clinical lead), Dr S Chaudhry, Dr E Hayes, Dr D Ion (locum)

Address:

Oral Medicine Unit
Dental Institute
King’s College Hospital
Bessemer Road
London, SE5 9RS

Telephone: 020 3299 2872

Information
The Unit of Oral Medicine at KCL Dental Institute is based on two sites – one at Guy’s Dental Hospital and the other at King’s College Dental Hospital. KCL Dental Institute is the largest dental school in the UK spread across two campuses and has a very busy Oral Medicine Unit with five full time and one part-time Consultants in Oral Medicine and a part time Consultant in Dermatology

Research interests within the Unit include Sjogren’s syndrome, orofacial granulomatosis, vesicullobullous disease, oral premalignancy and cancer, opportunistic infections, oral manifestations of HIV disease and oral ulceration. We have a particular interest in developing methods for quantifying the severity of oral diseases so that outcome measures can be more accurately determined. We also offer a service for local anaesthetic allergy testing and skin patch testing for hypersensitivity to dental materials.The Unit collaborates with other National and International centres of excellence on a wide range of research projects. We also host the WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Cancer and Precancer in the United Kingdom.

The Unit accepts primary referrals from general dental practitioners, general medical practitioners as well as tertiary and secondary referrals from other dental and medical specialists. All referrals are screened and prioritised by the consultant staff. Oral Medicine clinics are held daily at either site and in addition, multidisciplinary clinics for patients with Sjogren’s Syndrome, Behcet’s disease, oral manifestations of gastrointestinal disease (including orofacial granulomatosis) and dermatoses are held once a month with consultant colleagues from Rheumatology, Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology and Dermatology, respectively.

We are supported by a team of enthusiastic and dedicated Oral Pathologists who provide the diagnostic pathology service. We also have direct access to Oral Microbiology services, and immunology diagnostic laboratories situated in the St Thomas’ Campus and a direct service link with Imaging and Dental Radiology within the campus.

Practitioners wishing advice on patient management may contact the Unit and consultant staff would be happy to discuss cases.

Manchester

University Dental Hospital of Manchester
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant:
Professor M. N. Pemberton, Dr. R. Allan, Dr. M. Rudralingam

Address:
Department of Oral Medicine
Turner Dental Hospital
Higher Cambridge Street
Manchester, M15 6FH

Telephone:

Information
The Unit of Oral Medicine in Manchester is long established. It provides services for the investigation, diagnosis and medical management of oral diseases and the oral manifestations of systemic disease. These include diseases of the gastrointestinal, dermatological, paediatric, rheumatological, and haematological systems including the manifestations of autoimmune, deficiency disorders and neurological disease.

The department has particular interests in the medical management of oral ulceration, precancerous oral lesions, mucocutaneous disease, salivary gland disease, paediatric oral lesions and conditions and infections of the oral cavity. There is close collaboration with our surgical colleagues and other medical and dental specialist departments. Joint clinics are run for mucocutaneous disease and paediatric oral medicine. We are able to offer a wide range of investigational techniques including biopsy clinics.

We accept referrals from general dental practitioners, general medical practitioners, and consultants in other dental and medical specialties. We are always happy to discuss cases prior to referral if desired.

Newcastle

Newcastle Dental Hospital
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant:
Professor M. Carrozzo

Address:
Department of Oral Medicine
The Dental School
Framlington Place
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4BW

Telephone:

Information

Sheffield

Charles Clifford Dental Hospital
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Consultant:
Dr. A. Hegarty, Dr. S. Jurge

Address:
Department of Oral Medicine
Charles Clifford Dental Hospital
Wellesley Road
Sheffield, S10 2SZ
Telephone:

Information
The Unit services Oral Medicine in Sheffield and the Trent region via a dedicated Oral Medicine clinic in the Dental Hospital.

The Unit provides services for the investigation, diagnosis and management of oral diseases and oral manifestations of systemic disease. The unit has specific interest in mucocutaneous disorders, orofacial granulomatosis and oral manifestations of gastrointestinal diseases, allergy, Sjögrens syndrome and pre-cancerous lesions. There are well established links with all dental and medical specialities both within Sheffield and the region. Joint clinics are established for pre-cancerous lesions and mucocutaneous disorders including Behçets syndrome and also for paediatric Oral Medicine problems. An allergy and patch testing clinic is also established.

Referrals are accepted from general Dental and Medical Practitioners and Consultants in Dental and Medical specialities. All referrals are screened and prioritised by the Consultants. Practitioners wishing for advice regarding a patient may contact the Unit and we are happy to discuss cases.

Ireland and Northern Ireland

Belfast

Belfast Royal Hospitals School of Dentistry
Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Board

Consultants:
Dr Amanda Willis, Dr Chinwike Oke-Nwosu, Dr S Adair

Address:
Department of Oral Surgery & Oral Medicine
School of Clinical Dentistry
Royal Victoria Hospital
Grosvenor Road
Belfast BT12 9BP

Telephone:

Information
Patients with clinical conditions falling within the full scope of Oral Medicine practice are cared for within the Department. Referrals are accepted from clinical colleagues in primary and secondary care. Staff are happy to discuss cases with colleagues.

Cork

Dental School and Hospital
University College Cork

Consultant:
Dr. C. McCreary

Address:
Oral Medicine Unit
University Dental School and Hospital
Wilton
Cork

Telephone:

Information
Oral Medicine as a distinct speciality had not been practised in Cork for some years until a new joint clinical/academic post was created in 2002. The Oral Medicine service has grown considerably since then and serves the population of Cork city and county but also gets many referrals from the southern half of the country from Waterford to Sligo.

The Oral Medicine unit is part of the department of Dental Surgery and is situated in the University Dental School and Hospital which is adjacent to Cork University Hospital at Wilton.

The unit trains postgraduate Clinical fellows in Oral Medicine.

Four Oral Medicine clinics are held each week. These are attended by dental undergraduates and graduates who are preparing for MFD/MFDS examinations.

Referrals are accepted from dentists, medical practitioners and consultants in all medical and dental specialties.

Research interests include oral mucosal diseases, facial pain and oral dysaesthesia.

Dublin

Dublin Dental University Hospital

Consultants:
Dr. C. Healy, Dr. S. Galvin

Address:
Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology
Dublin Dental University Hospital
Lincoln Place
Dublin 2

Telephone: 00 353 1 612 7314

Information
The Dublin Dental University Hospital is the main training base for the School of Dental Science in Trinity College Dublin. The Oral Medicine unit has two consultants, Prof. Stephen Flint and Dr Claire Healy. Nine clinics are held per week, including five undergraduate and one postgraduate teaching clinics. A joint clinic for patients with dysplasia is held monthly with Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery colleagues.

Patients are seen on referral from medical or dental practitioners and consultants in medical and dental specialties.

The Oral Medicine unit is part of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology. The unit’s principal research interests include the causes of upper aerodigestive tract cancers and oral mucosal diseases, including oral candidosis, orofacial granulomatosis and oral lichen planus. Some research is carried out in collaboration with the Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology Units.

Scotland

Aberdeen

Consultant:
Professor John Gibson

Dundee

Dundee Dental Hospital
NHS Tayside

Consultants:
Dr. Elizabeth Theaker

Dr. Clare Marney

Address:
Unit of Oral Surgery and Medicine
Dundee Dental Hospital and School
Park Place
Dundee , DD1 4HR

Telephone: 01382 660111

Information
The Department of Oral Medicine is situated within Dundee Dental Hospital & School, on the campus of the University of Dundee. General Oral Medicine clinics are mostly held in the Dental Hospital with some held at Perth Royal Infirmary. The Unit staff are committed to undergraduate and postgraduate education as well as research in the field of Oral Medicine.

Referrals may be received from primary care dental and medical practitioners as well as or consultants based in secondary care.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh Dental Institute
NHS Lothian

Consultant:
Dr. P. Lamey

Address:
Department of Oral Medicine
Edinburgh Postgraduate Dental Institute
Lauriston Building
Lauriston Place
Edinburgh, EH3 9YW

Telephone:

Information
A specialist Oral Medicine service is delivered to the population of Edinburgh and surrounding regions with referrals received from clinical colleagues working in primary and secondary care.

Glasgow

Glasgow Dental Hospital
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Consultants:
Dr. A. J. Crighton, Dr K. Ryan, Dr J.Taylor

Address:
Department of Oral Medicine,
Glasgow Dental Hospital & School
378 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JZ

Telephone: 0141 211 9643

Information
The Department of Oral Medicine based at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School is one of the largest and busiest units in the UK. The unit provides a comprehensive Oral Medicine service for the West of Scotland thus covering more than half the population of Scotland. In addition the Department receives referrals from neighbouring Health Boards in Scotland. Current interests within the Department include the management of patients with dysplastic lesions, development of a rapid access system for patients with malignant disease, facial pain, Sjögren’s Syndrome and the role of allergy in mucosal disease.

The Department accepts referrals from general dental practitioners, general medical
practitioners as well as consultants from other dental and medical specialties. All referrals are screened and prioritised by the consultant staff. Practitioners wishing advice on patient management may contact the Department and consultant staff are happy to discuss cases.

Wales

Cardiff

University Dental Hospital, Cardiff
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Consultants:
Professor M. A. O. Lewis, Dr. P. A. Atkin, Dr. H. Rogers

Address:
Department of Oral Medicine,
Cardiff University Dental School
Heath Park,
Cardiff, CF14 4XY

Telephone:

Information
The Oral Medicine clinic is sited within the University Dental Hospital and School in Cardiff and is administered by the consultant / honorary consultant staff of the Department of Oral Surgery, Medicine and Pathology of Cardiff University and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. The Oral Medicine service has a long history and was one of the first clinics of its kind to be established in the UK. The clinic has over 1,000 new patient attendances per year and provides a comprehensive service for the investigation / management of orofacial disease.

Referrals are accepted from general dental practitioners, general medical practitioners and consultants in all medical and dental specialties. All referrals are prioritised by a consultant. Patients suspected of having oral malignancy are seen promptly. Members of clinical staff are always available to discuss possible referrals over the telephone.

The Oral Medicine clinic in Cardiff is one of the few units in the UK that is supported by a diagnostic Oral Microbiology service (lead Consultant: Dr M J Wilson).

Research interests within the department include candidal infection, herpetic infection, oral ulceration, potentially malignant disease, dry mouth and orofacial pain.