The Society has supported development of the National Specialty Training Forum in Oral Medicine. This has run each year since 2011. It brings together specialty trainees (the next generation of specialists) and current specialists to train in a safe environment.
The Forum focuses on areas of training that are difficult to achieve. It includes challenging scenarios that are run with trained simulated patients. At the end of the simulation there is constructive discussion between all involved and identification of key learning points for professional development. Oral Medicine is currently the only specialty of dentistry that takes this approach to help raised standards.