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Dr Sue-Ching Yeoh Biography

BDS(Syd), MDSC(Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology), FRACDS, FRACDS(Oral Med), FICD, FOMAA, MPhil

Sue is a board registered oral medicine specialist, and maintains a specialist private practice in Sydney. She has appointments at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. Sue is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS General and Special Fields Stream); and the International College of Dentists. She is the President-Elect of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia (OMAA). Sue is a member of the ADA Therapeutics Committee and has contributed to the Therapeutic Guidelines: Oral and Dental V3 (2019). She has published in peer reviewed journals and is an author of several book chapters.

Sue is a regular examiner for the RACDS and OMAA, and involved in Australian Dental Council accreditation of Specialist Training Programs.

Her current interest lie in oral mucosal disease, salivary gland hypofunction, orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders.

What is Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology?

Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology is the specialty field of dentistry that deals with the assessment, diagnosis, and primarily non-surgical management of conditions affecting the oral mucosa, jaws an adjacent anatomical structures, as well as patients with oro-facial pain.

This includes the identification and management of oral mucosal conditions, including malignant and pre-malignant oral disease.

  • White, red and pigmented lesions.
  • Ulcers and blisters eg. recurrent aphthous ulceration, pemphigus, pemphigoid.
  • Oral manifestions of systemic disease eg. Lichen planus, lupus erythematosus, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Salivary gland hypofunction and xerostomia eg. Drug related, post-radiotherapy.
  • Other salivary gland pathology eg. mucoceles, sialoliths, sialadenitis..
  • Orofacial pain eg. Trigeminal neuralgia, neuropathic pain, burning mouth syndrome.
  • Oral Mucosal Infections eg. candidiasis, human herpes viral infections
  • Polyps, papillomas and epulides.
  • Assessment and management of the oral complications of haematological malignancy including oral graft versus host disease in haematopoietic stem-cell transplant recipients.
  • Assessment, management of the oral complications of head and neck cancer treatment. Including pre-radiotherapy dental assessments.
  • Management of oral sequelae of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
  • Assessment and monitoring of patients with bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws.
  • Organising and co-ordinating dental treatment for patients with complex medical conditions, including hereditary and acquired coagulopathies and organ transplant recipients.