Dr Tim Hodgson

Tel: 020 3456 2303
Fax: 020 3456 1105
Email: t.hodgson@eastman.ucl.ac.uk

Eastman Dental Hospital

Oral medicine

Professional background

Tim Hodgson is consultant in Oral Medicine and Clinical Lead of the units of Oral Medicine, Special Care Dentistry and Facial Pain, at the Eastman Dental Hospital UCLH Foundation NHS Trust.    He gained BDS from Guy’s Dental School in 1989.  He returned to the United Medical and Dental schools in 1990 to study Medicine.  It was during this period that he commenced research on the oral manifestations of HIV infection in Africa.     He obtained MRCP(UK) in 1998.  FDS RCS(Eng) was completed in the same year.  He was appointed specialist registrar in Oral Medicine at the Eastman in 1999 and has subsequently spent further periods in Malawi.    He has published over 50 articles in peer reviewed journals.    He was awarded an honorary FGDP(UK) in March 2008 in recognition of developing Structured Clinical Reasoning for the new MJDF.  He is medical emergencies lead for the ORE for the GDC. He presently is treasurer of the European Association for  Oral Medicine and sits on the international steering committees of the World Workshop on the Oral manifestations of HIV/AIDS and the 5th World Workshop for Oral Medicine 2010.

Research interests

  • Oral manifestations of systemic disease 
  • Hyposalivation 
  • Mucosal disease 
  • Potentially malignat oral disease


Al Johani K, Moles DR, Hodgson T, Porter SR, Fedele S.
Onset and progression of clinical manifestations of orofacial granulomatosis.
Oral Dis. 2009 Apr;15(3):214-9. Epub 2008 Feb 16.

Clayton R, Chaudhry SI, Ali I, Cooper SM, Hodgson TA, Wojnarowska F.
Mucosal (oral and vulval) lichen planus: in women are ACE inhibitors protective and -blockers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs associated with the condition?
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. Epub ahead of print 2009:1-4.

Hegarty AM, Ormond M, Sweeney M, Hodgson TA.
Dapsone efficacy and adverse events in management of mucous membrane pemphigoid.
Eur J Dermatol. In press

Scully C and Hodgson TA.
Recurrent oral ulceration; aphthous-like ulcers in Periodic Syndromes.
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2008;106:845-852.

An unusual case of acute onset lower lip numbness
Hegarty AM, Hodgson TA.
British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2009:70:418-9.

Scully C, Hodgson TA, Lachmann H.
Auto-inflammatory syndromes and oral health.
Oral Dis. 2008 Nov;14(8):690-9.

GMC/GDC number: 65009 

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