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Oral Medicine is about the treatment of certain diseases of the teeth, gums and mouth.

This page gives you information about:

  • Some of the diseases we treat
  • The treatments we have on offer

What we do

The Unit of Oral Medicine at Liverpool University Dental Hospital is led by Professor Anne Field and Dr Bijaya Rajlawat. It currently sees over 2000 new patients per year.

The Unit provides a comprehensive Oral Medicine service for Merseyside and Cheshire. Tertiary referrals are also received from other parts of the North West and the Isle of Man.

Multidisciplinary clinics are held for patients with Sjögren’ssyndrome, chronic facial pain (liaison psychiatrist and restorative dentist in attendance), dysplastic oral lesions (maxillofacial surgeon in attendance) and oral manifestations of dermatological disease (dermatologist in attendance).The Unit continues to participate in research concerning the pathogenesis of Sjögren’s syndrome and the molecular and clinical determinants of oral epithelial dysplasia. There are close links with Ophthalmology and Rheumatology to facilitate the management of patients with mucous membrane pemphigoid and Behçet's Disease.

  • Service 1: Routine/Prompt/Urgent referrals for oro-mucosal problems
  • Service 2: Dry Mouth Clinic
  • Service 3: Orofacial Pain Liaison Clinic
  • Service 4: Oral Dysplasia Clinic
  • Service 5: Oral Medicine/Dermatology Joint Clinic

Referrals are welcome from medical and dental practitioners as well as consultants in other clinical disciplines. Please contact the Departmental secretary on 0151 706 5067 for further information.

Contact Us

You can email appointments at the Liverpool University Dental Hospital here

Telephone us on 0151 706 5253

Or visit us at:

Liverpool University Dental Hospital

Pembroke Place,

Liverpool, Merseyside

L3 5PS

The Team


  • Professor E Anne Field
  • Dr Bijaya Rajlawat

Associate Specialist

  • Miss Emma Varga
  • Mrs Janet Speechley

Specialty Trainee

  • Dr John Steele

Clinical Tutors

  • Miss Lynne Millsopp
  • Miss Gill Barker


  • Mrs Kirstie Kent
  • Ms Kerry Aspinall
  • Mrs Sue Callister
  • Mrs Alison Welsh
  • Mrs Julie Morris
  • Miss Philippa Ball


  • Miss Danielle Johnstone
  • Mrs Amanda Coogan


  • Mrs Amanda Coogan
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