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.


Jun 23
A Career in Oral Medicine

Oral Medicine is concerned with the oral health care of patients with chronic,…

Jun 15
A Career in Dental Public Health

Dental Public Health is a non-clinical specialty involving the science and art of…

Jun 14
A Career in Special Care Dentistry

Special Care Dentistry involves the improvement of the oral health of individuals and…

Jun 03
A Career in Orthodontics

Orthodontics involves the development, prevention, and correction of irregularities of…

Jun 02
A Career in Periodontics

Periodontics involves the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and…

Jun 01
A Career in Paediatric Dentistry

Paediatric Dentistry involves the comprehensive therapeutic oral health care for…

Jun 01
Article Series: “A Career in…”

Over the next few weeks we will be posting a series of articles where you will be able…