About this section

The Odontology Section’s purpose is to provide a unified forum for the continuing professional development for all those working in the field of oral and dental health care sciences by organising a broad range of educational activities. It aims to encourage the participation of trainees in the Section's activities and the RSM as a whole and to commemorate historical links between the RSM, the Odontological Society of London and the Royal College of Surgeons.

RSM Odontology Leadership webinars

The Odontology Section have a unique upcoming three-part webinar about leadership in the industry. Scroll down to book your place for September now. Book all three webinars at once and attend the third for free. Email events@rsm.ac.uk to claim your free spot.

Sleep and Dentistry series

The gap between Medicine and Dentistry has narrowed, especially with the synergy between oral health and overall health. This series will explore one particular area of emerging interest - the important role that dentistry plays in the world of Sleep Disorders.

Autumn webinars in Restorative Dentistry

The British Society for Restorative Dentistry & the Royal Society of Medicine bring you four evening webinars in Restorative Dentistry. These webinars will see internationally renowned experts in their field discuss their specialty subjects and partake in interactive Q&A's with delegates. The final webinar will see skilled trainees claim prizes for their research and presentations.

Section Council members - Places available

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

The following positions have become available on the Odontology Council:

• Student representative (must be a current student for their term of office)
• Trainee representative (must be within 10 years of first qualification)
• Editorial and Library representative
• Regional Representative
• Sponsorship representative

If you wish to be considered for any of the above positions, please email the following details to counciladmin@rsm.ac.uk, by the closing date of Friday 11th September, 2020: Your name, contact details, position you are applying for, personal statement explaining suitability for the position (300 words maximum please), and your CV.

If you have any further questions, please do contact: counciladmin@rsm.ac.uk

Ms Deborah Bomfim
Dr Sami Stagnell
Honorary Secretary
Mr Barry Francis Arthur Quinn
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming odontology events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Odontology Section.

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Latest developments in endodontics

The British Society for Restorative Dentistry and the RSM bring you the Autumn webinars in Restorative Dentistry series. This third webinar will review some of the clinically applicable research in en...
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BSRD and RSM prize and presentation meeting

The British Society for Restorative Dentistry and the RSM bring you the Autumn webinars in Restorative Dentistry series. This final webinar is the BSRD and RSM Odontology Prizes and presentations meet...
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Library resources

Access Library resources that are available for the Odontology Section.

Odontology titles in the Library

List of titles held by the RSM Library.

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Prizes & awards

Odontology Section: Colyer Prize

Submission deadline:
Submission closed


Open to:
Undergraduate and postgraduate students, and trainees who have gained their qualification within the last 12 years (as at the date of presentation - September)

Application guidelines
This is awarded every three years. Candidates are invited to submit a clinical or research abstract of no more than 250 words on original work in dental science completed in a UK institution during the preceding five years.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their poster at a future Odontology Section meeting.
Submissions are closed

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