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.


Five consecutive days.

32.5 hours verifiable CPD.

Each day will run approximately 9:30am - 5pm.

Course dates


Aims and objectives

The course aims to consolidate participants' 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 participants, and provide guidance on frequently tested areas that should benefit from extra revision.

Anticipated outcomes

Participants should be better prepared for the ORE Part 1 examination, and should be more aware of tested areas which may require more work. 

Quality controls

All teachers on the Institute's courses are experienced professionals. All participants are asked to submit written feedback via a questionnaire at the end of the course, which is used to monitor the course's quality of teaching and value for money.

Teaching and assessment

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

Professor Stephen Porter is the Course Leader.


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


All participants


Entry requirements

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

How to book

Prospective participants should book online through UCL's Online Store. Before doing so, please ensure you have reviewed the above information. Full payment is required up front to reserve a place. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Book now

A link will be here once dates are available.

What happens next

Once you have completed your purchase through the Online Store, you will receive an email confirming your booking. The Course Administrator will send you a further email confirming arrival time and location.


Miss Marjorie Kelly
Course Administrator


+44 (0)20 7905 1234