Dr Sue-Ching Yeoh Biography

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

Dr Yeoh is a board registered Oral Medicine specialist a in Oral Medicine and maintains a specialist private practice in both Sydney and Canberra. She is also a Consultant Oral Medicine Specialist at the Royal Prince Alfred and Liverpool Hospitals, and is a Visiting Specialist at the Canberra Hospital.

Dr Yeoh holds a Clinical Lecturer appointment at the University of Sydney. Dr Yeoh is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in both the General Stream as well as the Special Fields Stream of Oral Medicine. She is the currently serving as the Treasurer of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia.

Dr Yeoh has published widely in peer reviewed journals, and has presented many continuing education courses nationally and internationally. Her clinical interests lie in oral mucosal disease, salivary gland dysfunction and orofacial pain. Dr Yeoh is currently pursuing ongoing research in the field of autoimmune vesiculobullous conditions.

Sydney Oral Medicine is pleased to offer our patients

access to the first private Oral Immunology clinic in Australia.

Introducing Associate Professor David Fulcher, Clinical Immunologist and Immunopathologist.

Professor Fulcher has held every major national teaching position in Immunology and Immunopathology, including Co-ordinator of Advanced Training in Immunology, and Chair of the Joint Specialist Advisory Committee in Immunology (for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians), and Chief Examiner in Immunopathology (for the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia). He was Director of Physician Training and then Network Director of Physician Training at a major public hospital over a seven year period. He has been clinical director of Immunopathology and flow cytometry for a major public hospital diagnostic pathology service for over 8 years.

Professor Fulcher has over 20 years experience as a specialist in clinical immunology and diagnostic immunopathology, and has a particular interest in autoimmune blistering conditions and the management of immunosuppression.

The new multi-disciplinary clinic combines the skills of Dr Yeoh and Professor Fulcher.

With this new clinic, Sydney Oral Medicine is able to provide a comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and management of patients with immunological conditions occurring in the mouth, including autoimmune blistering conditions (pemphigus, pemphigoid and others), Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus, lichen planus, and chronic major aphthous ulceration.

This service currently provided in the Sydney rooms, but we are hoping to have a is a second clinic starting soon in Canberra.

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.