GDC & GMC
OMFS has always had a challenging relationship with the dental regulator.
The 2008 documents below were generated after trainee doctors working in and OMFS department were reported to the GDC for ‘illegal practice of dentistry’ because they were being trained in dentoalveolar surgery but were not yet dentist.
2008 Practice of Dentistry - GDC statement 2008
2008 Practice of Dentistry March 2008 BAOMS Guidance
2014-09-30 GDC BAOMS OCT 2014 Notes from Meeting
2014-10-01 FAQs about OMFS and GDC
The 2014 notes (which are GDC notes of a meeting with BAOMS representatives) followed a request for clarification about the GDCs views on OMFS consultants who let their GDC registration lapse. At that time, the GDC said that an OMFS consultant could work in hospital practice without dental registration and that it did not feel dual registration was necessary. Dental registration would be needed to ‘work in a dental practice or somewhere that looked like a dental practice’. BAOMS sought clarification on this but none has been forthcoming to date.
BAOMS continues to seek clarification and will update these documents when new ones become available.