Oral medicine 

Oral medicine is the non-surgical management of patients with diseases of the oral mucosal tissues (lining of the mouth). Patients are seen for assessment, investigations, diagnosis, advice and treatment. Many patients remain on long-term follow up due to the chronic nature of their disease.

Our oral medicine service offers a comprehensive range of care and management focusing on the diagnosis and non-surgical management of predominantly chronic, recurrent and medically-related disorders of the orofacial region. There is access to, and liaison with a wide range of dental and medical specialties including: dental specialists, radiology, oral surgery, psychiatry, clinical psychology, neurology, neurosurgery, dermatology, rheumatology and gastroenterology. Referrals are considered from general dental surgeons, general medical practitioners and secondary care clinicians. ase.


Conditions treated

We care for patients with:

  • Oral mucosal disorders e.g. oral lichen planus, mucous membrane pemphigoid, pemphigus, recurrent aphthous stomatitis and erythema multiforme
  • Potentially malignant and malignant oral conditions with onward referral to oncology teams as appropriate
  • Salivary gland diseases including dry mouth
  • Oral manifestations of systemic diseases e.g. systemic lupus erythematosus, Crohn’s disease, HIV
  • Diagnosis and management of infections presenting in the oral cavity e.g. recurrent herpes simplex (cold sores), oral candidosis

Service statistics

4,500 patients are seen annually, of whom approximately 1,300 are new patients.

Dr Tim Hodgson Oral medicine
Prof Stephen Porter Oral medicine
Dr Martina Shephard Facial pain, Oral medicine
Dr Roddy McMillan Facial pain, Oral medicine
Dr Stefano Fedele Facial pain, Oral medicine

 Contact details

Oral medicine
Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals

47-49 Huntley Street

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3456 1113

General enquiries
Email: uclh.enquiriesoralmedicine@nhs.net

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3456 2300
Fax: 020 3456 1105
Email: uclh.referrals.edhappts@nhs.net

Service manager - Fiona Harvey
Email: fiona.harvey3@nhs.net