Access to Oral Medicine Care
Patients cannot refer themselves to specialists in Oral Medicine in the UK and Ireland.
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If you think you need to see an Oral Medicine Specialist you should first get an appointment with either your general dental or medical practice. If it is the right thing to do the doctor or dentist can make a referral to a specialist in Oral Medicine. This will be when they need further advice is required about either diagnosis or management of your problem. The list of specialists in Oral Medicine kept by The General Dental Council can be searched online .
Oral Medicine clinics are mostly available through Dental Hospitals in the UK and Ireland. The specialist Oral Medicine service in each unit is led by one or more Consultants, but doctors or dentists working under the supervision of a Consultant may see referred patients as well. Dental or other students may also be present at Oral Medicine clinics as part of their training to become a registered practitioner but you have the right to refuse to have them at your consultation if you prefer.
Other healthcare professionals play important roles in patient care, which can be as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Multi-Disciplinary Clinics are run in many areas with other Dental and Medical specialists which help provide the best integrated care for patients with problems both in the mouth and other body areas.
A list of Oral Medicine Clinics in the UK and Ireland can be found here. Tell your GP or Dentist that you found helpful information through this site.