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.

Section Council members

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.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

Complete the application form

Dr Barry Francis Arthur Quinn
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming odontology events and webinars

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

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.

Download list

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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