Roddy McMillan is currently consultant and honorary clinical fellow in oral medicine and facial pain at the Royal National ENT & Eastman Dental Hospitals. He originally studied dentistry at the University of Glasgow and Medicine at the University of Birmingham.
He has also obtained his membership to the faculty of dental surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (2005), fellowship of dental surgery (oral medicine) at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (2013) and fellowship to the Higher Education Authority (2013).
Roddy has worked in a range of fields including hospital medicine and general practice dentistry prior to completing his specialist training in oral medicine at the Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London Hospitals.
Roddy’s present role includes the treatment of both oral medicine and facial pain patients in addition to being actively involved in research and clinical teaching. Currently, he is the Health Education England (HEE) training program director for oral medicine in London, Kent, Surrey & Sussex. Furthermore, he sits on the UK specialty advisory committee (SAC) for oral medicine and is a council member for the British & Irish Society for Oral Medicine (BISOM).
Currently a clinical reviewer for the Cochrane Oral Health Group, Roddy is actively involved in research in the fields of oral medicine, facial pain and medical education.
Tailor C, Eley KA, Hussain F, Milford C, McMillan R, Hopper C, Watt-Smith SR. What the general dental practitioner needs to know about HPV-related oropharyngeal malignancy. Br Dent J. 2020 Sep;229(6):355-360. doi: 10.1038/s41415-020-2113-6. Epub 2020 Sep 25. PMID: 32978578.
Wiriyakijja P, Porter S, Fedele S, Hodgson T, McMillan R, Shephard M, Ni Riordain R. Meaningful improvement thresholds in measures of pain and quality of life in oral lichen planus. Oral Dis. 2020 May 4. doi: 10.1111/odi.13379. [Epub ahead of print]
Wiriyakijja P, Porter S, Fedele S, Hodgson T, McMillan R, Shephard M, Ni Riordain R. Validation of the HADS and PSS-10 and a cross-sectional study of psychological status in patients with recurrent aphthous stomatitis. J Oral Pathol Med. 2020 Jan 9. doi: 10.1111/jop.12991. [Epub ahead of print]
Wiriyakijja P, Porter S, Fedele S1, Hodgson T, McMillan R, Shephard M, Ni Riordain R. Validation of the HADS and PSS-10 and psychological status in patients with oral lichen planus. Oral Dis. 2020 Jan;26(1):96-110. doi: 10.1111/odi.13220. Epub 2019 Nov 13.
Wiriyakijja P, Porter S, Fedele S, Hodgson T, McMillan R, Shephard M, Ni Riordain R. Development and validation of a short version of Chronic Oral Mucosal Disease Questionnaire (COMDQ-15). J Oral Pathol Med. 2019 Oct 12. doi: 10.1111/jop.12964. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31605549
Atkin PA, McMillan R. Redefining Medical Competencies for an Oral Medicine Specialty Training Curriculum Using a Modified Delphi Technique. J Dent Educ. 2019 Aug 12. pii: JDE.019.137. doi: 10.21815/JDE.019.137. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31406004
Ormond M, McParland H, Donaldson ANA, Andiappan M, Cook RJ, Escudier M, Hullah E, Higham J, McMillan R, Taylor J, Shirlaw PJ, Challacombe SJ, Setterfield JF. An Oral Disease Severity Score validated for use in oral pemphigus vulgaris. Br J Dermatol. 2018 Oct;179(4):872-881. doi: 10.1111/bjd.16265. Epub 2018 Apr 28. PMID: 29297927
Ghurye S, McMillan R.Orofacial pain - an update on diagnosis and management. Br Dent J. 2017 Dec;223(9):639-647. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2017.879. Epub 2017 Oct 27. PMID: 29074941
Essential Dental Therapeutics. David Wray (Editor). ISBN: 978-1-119-05739-0. Sep 2017, Wiley-Blackwell. [chapter author]
McMillan R, Forssell H, Buchanan JAG, Glenny AM, Weldon JC, Zakrzewska JM. Interventions for treating burning mouth syndrome. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD002779. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002779.pub3.
Ciurtin C, Shirodaria A, Manson J, MacMillan R. Polyarteritis nodosa associated with necrosis of the tongue: a rare presentation in an adult patient. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015; 53(9):883-5
Taylor J, McMillan R, Shephard M, Ahmed R, Carrozzo M, Setterfield J, Grando S, Mignogna M, Kuten-Shorrer M, Musbah T, Elia A, McGowan R, Kerr AR, Greenberg MS, Hodgson T, Sirois D. World Workshop on Oral Medicine VI: a systematic review of the treatment of mucous membrane pemphigoid. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2015 Aug;120(2):161-71.
McMillan R, Taylor J, Shephard M, Ahmed R, Carrozzo M, Setterfield J, Grando S, Mignogna M, Kuten-Shorrer M, Musbah T, Elia A, McGowan R, Kerr AR, Greenberg MS, Hodgson T, Sirois D. World Workshop on Oral Medicine VI: a systematic review of the treatment of mucocutaneous pemphigus vulgaris. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2015 Aug;120(2):132-42.
Ghurye S, McMillan R. Pain-related temporomandibular Disorder – Current Perspectives and Evidence-Based Management. Dent Update. 2015 Jul-Aug;42(6)533-6,539-42,546-6.
Furness S, Bryan G, McMillan R, Birchenough S, Worthington HV. Interventions for the management of dry mouth: non-pharmacological interventions. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2013 Sep 5;9:CD009603. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009603.pub3. PMID: 24006231
McMillan R. Trigeminal neuralgia – a review of a disabling facial condition. Dental Nursing. 2011; 7(11):14-19.
Furness S, Worthington HV, Bryan G, Birchenough S, McMillan R. Interventions for the management of dry mouth: topical therapies. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011 , Issue 1 . Art. No.: CD008934. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD008934 .
Zakrzewska JM, McMillan R. Trigeminal neuralgia: the diagnosis and management of this excruciating and poorly understood facial pain. Postgrad Med J. 2011 Jun;87(1028):410-6. Epub 2011 Apr 14.
McMillan R. Trigeminal Neuralgia – a debilitating facial pain. Reviews in Pain. March 2011; vol. 5(1): 26-34.
Bajwa MS, McMillan R, Khattak O, Thomas M, Krishnan OP, Webster K. Neck recurrence after level I-IV or I-III selective neck dissection in the management of the clinically N0 neck in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck. 2010 Jul 13. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20629073
McMillan R. Trainee finances. British Dental Journal 2008; vol. 204: 478 – 479. PMID: 18469751
McMillan R. Modify our practice. British Dental Journal 2008; vol. 204: 597. PMID: 18552778