Category: Specialties

The GDC currently recognises 13 various fields of dentistry with regards to their specialist register. In addition, there is also the field of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, which in the UK is recognised as a medical specialty. You are not required to join a specialist list to practise a specialty, however, only dentists on these specialist lists have the right to use the ‘specialist’ title.   Specialising allows a dentist to focus on one particular field. In the following pages you can find out more about each specialty from experts in their respective fields, with advice on the specialty pathway as well as sharing their experiences as a specialist.


Mar 18
A Career in Restorative Dentistry: The NHS Pathway

Restorative Dentistry involves the restoration of diseased, injured, or abnormal teeth…

Feb 04
A Career in Restorative Dentistry: The Academic Pathway

There are two main training pathways in most dental specialties, the NHS and academic…

Oct 10
A Career in Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery involves the treatment and ongoing management of irregularities and…

May 12
A Career in Endodontics

Endodontics involves the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries…

Mar 20
A Career in Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology

Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology involves all aspects of medical imaging which provide…

Dec 12
A Career in Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics involves the replacement of missing teeth and the associated soft and…

Sep 19
Career Pathways in Dentistry

Flowchart of postgraduate training pathways in Dentistry

Aug 18
A Career in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology involves the diagnosis of diseases of the mouth,…

Jul 14
A Career in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery deals with the diagnosis and treatment, both surgical and…

Jul 09
A Career in Oral Microbiology

Oral Microbiology involves the diagnosis and assessment of facial infection, typically…