Most Oral Medicine units in the UK and Ireland have students attached to the clinics. These are not only dental students, but also other members of the Dental Team including student dental hygienists and dental therapists. The student attachments form an important part of training before the students complete their programmes of study and become independent practitioners registered with the General Dental Council.
The Society is preparing a curriculum for undergraduate dental students to support common goals being achieved by new graduates. This draws on the education expertise of Society members, some of who have been involved in the professional development of thousands of students.