Information for prospective students:

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Course dates

The course takes place over five consecutive days:

9-13 March 2015

2-6 November 2015

Course Leaders

Roddy McMillan

Contact details

Marjorie Kelly


Tel: +44 (0)20 7905 1234

Course fees


Early bird discount: book a course 8 weeks in advance of the start date and receive 5% discount

ORE Part 1: Human Diseases

A five day course covering the core elements of medical emergencies, oral medicine, oral surgery, radiology and cross-infection.  The focus is not on new learning but on intensive revision, culminating in a written examination.

What will I learn?

The course is designed to consolidate students' knowledge of the key aspects of the ORE syllabus in preparation for the challenging Part 1 examination. The course's teaching staff pay particular attention to the needs of candidates, and provide guidance on frequently tested areas that will benefit from extra revision.

Why should I study this course at the Institute?

One of only a few Part 1 revision courses available, the course stands out because of the range of topics covered, addressed by experienced staff with excellent knowledge and depth of understanding of these subject areas.  It is delivered by experts in oral medicine and special care dentistry including the Institute Director Professor Stephen Porter and colleagues from the Institute and Eastman Dental Hospital.

Availability: Five consecutive day course

Verifiable CPD: 32.5 hours.

Core content

Day 1

  • Oral manifestations of systemic disease
  • Facial pain
  • Asthma and other respiratory disease
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Oral and maxillofacial radiology
  • Exam SBAs and MCQs

Day 2

  • Autoimmune diseases including SLE, systemic sclerosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Chest disease (excluding asthma)
  • Haematology
  • Anticoagulants and the dental surgeon
  • Medical emergencies

Day 3

  • Oral manifestations of drug therapy
  • Stroke and multiple sclerosis
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Salivary gland disease and xerostomia
  • Bisphosphonates

Day 4

  • Oral and maxillofacial anatomy
  • Endochrine disease
  • Recurrant oral ulceration
  • Musculoskeletal disease
  • Principles of oral surgery
  • Analgesia and sedation

Day 5

  • Oral cancer and potentially malignant disease
  • Infection control
  • HIV
  • Mock exam
  • Exam review

Teaching and learning

The course is delivered through a series of lectures, with a mock examination on the final day.  The lectures are interactive, allowing students to ask questions and gain specific clarification or further detail throughout the course.

Entry requirements

Applicants should be qualified dentists (from non-EU countries,) preparing to sit Part 1 of the Overseas Registration Examination.

How to apply

Applications are accepted by post or fax.  Please follow the application guidelines.

Applications are accepted until the start date depending on availability. This course operates on a first come first serve basis.

Who can apply?

The course is a part of the Institute's series of ORE revision courses and is suitable for applicants revising for the Part 1 examination.