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Oral surgery

Group of dentists

Oral Surgery is a Dental Surgical Speciality concerned with surgery of the mouth, face and jaw and is practiced in Dental Teaching and district general hospitals as well as in General Dental Practice.

It has close ties with Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, but does not require a medical degree. Completion of a three year training programme in Oral Surgery leads to a Certificate of Completion of Speciality Training (CCST) and registration on the General Dental Council (GDC) Specialist list.

Training is designed to equip the trainee with the necessary skills to practice as a Consultant in Oral Surgery. These are defined in the curriculum prescribed by the GDC:

Oral Surgery Curriculum (Pdf)

This dental specialty is using the ISCP system. Please click the link below to log on:

Log into ISCP system

Training Programme Director
Keith Smart – Oral Surgery Consultant, Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr

Specialty Training Committee Chair
David W Thomas – Oral Surgery Consultant, Heath Park, Cardiff

Specialty Training Administrator
Fran Yuen Lee – Dental Postgraduate Section, HEIW, Ty Dysgu, Nantgarw