Training and Education
In line with COPDEND’s plan to enrol all specialities in the National Recruitment process for specialty training, National Recruitment to Oral Surgery commenced in 2017.
Information regarding the process, including the applicant handbook and personal specification are available at the following link:
Logbook and Online Portfolio
Trainees, and prospective trainees, maintain a logbook of experience. Most trainees use a free logbook which has a dedicated Oral Surgery section. This logbook is available at the following link:
It is essential for all trainees to register and maintain their online portfolio. This essential online resource is where trainees record all WBAs, maintain a portfolio and record ARCP outcomes. There is an annual cost which is tax deductible.
Training Pathways, Curriculum and Progress
Documentation regarding training pathways in Oral Surgery are available at the following link:
Dental Gold Guide – Fourth Edition from http://www.copdend.org/content.aspx?Group=Home&Page=Downloads_DGG
BAOS Trainee Study Day
BAOS sponsors an annual National Trainee Study Day, attended by trainees who hold a national training number, or honorary training number. The study day aims to provide group teaching on subject areas of interest that are raised by current trainees. Location of the study group rotates around the UK.
Membership in Oral Surgery (MOral Surg) Examination
The MOral Surg qualification demonstrates that candidates have attained the knowledge and understanding relevant to the practice of a specialist in Oral Surgery. This tri-collegiate examination composes multiple elements and further information on eligibility, applications and the format are available at the following link:
Trainee Group Membership
Oral Surgery Trainees have their own group. To contact them for information email: firstname.lastname@example.org