Roddy McMillan is a Consultant and Honorary Clinical Fellow in Oral Medicine and Facial Pain at the Royal National ENT & Eastman Dental Hospitals, University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH). He works as the lead physician at the Facial Pain Multidisciplinary Team at the Royal National ENT & Eastman Dental Hospitals.
He originally studied dentistry at the University of Glasgow and Medicine at the University of Birmingham. Moreover, he has obtained his Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (2005), Fellowship of Dental Surgery (Oral Medicine) at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (2013) and Fellowship to the Higher Education Authority (2013). Roddy has worked in a range of fields including hospital medicine and general practice dentistry prior to completing his specialist training in Oral Medicine at the Eastman Dental Hospital. In 2020, Roddy supported the NHS Covid-19 effort when he was temporarily redeployed to the department of obstetrics at UCLH. His present role includes the treatment of oral medicine and facial pain patients, in addition to being actively involved in research and clinical teaching.
Roddy has published widely in the fields of facial pain, oral medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery and medical education. In addition, he has conducted lectures and presentations at national and international scientific meetings. Currently, Roddy is heavily involved in involved in postgraduate training and assessment; he has examined for both the MJDF and ORE examinations, and has been appointed by Health Education England as the Oral Medicine Training Programme Director for London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Roddy was previously president elect for the British & Irish Society for Oral Medicine (BISOM) and currently sits on the BISOM council. Roddy has been leading on the development of the United Kingdom and Ireland Oral Medicine specialty training curriculum. Formerly he was a board member for the European Association of Oral Medicine, and currently sits on the United Kingdom's Specialty Advisory Committee for Oral Medicine, and the Clinical Standards Committe at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Dr. McMillan is registered with the United Kingdom's General Medical Council (GMC) and General Dental Council (GDC):
GMC registration number: 7038778
Registered with a licence to practise
GDC registration number: 77594
Registered Specialist in Oral Medicine
Dr. McMillan's Publications
Patel K, Eley KA, Cascarini L, Watt-Smith S, Larkin M, Lloyd T, Maddocks C, McLaren E, Stovell R, McMillan R. Temporomandibular disorders-review of evidence-based management and a proposed multidisciplinary care pathway. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2023 Jul;136(1):54-69. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2023.02.001. Epub 2023 Feb 12. PMID: 36990844.
Tailor C, Eley KA, Hussain F, Milford C, McMillan R, Hopper C, Watt-Smith SR. What the general dental practitioner needs to know about HPV-related oropharyngeal malignancy. Br Dent J. 2020 Sep;229(6):355-360. doi: 10.1038/s41415-020-2113-6. Epub 2020 Sep 25. PMID: 32978578.
Wiriyakijja P, Porter S, Fedele S, Hodgson T, McMillan R, Shephard M, Ni Riordain R. Meaningful improvement thresholds in measures of pain and quality of life in oral lichen planus. Oral Dis. 2020 May 4. doi: 10.1111/odi.13379. [Epub ahead of print]
Wiriyakijja P, Porter S, Fedele S, Hodgson T, McMillan R, Shephard M, Ni Riordain R. Validation of the HADS and PSS-10 and a cross-sectional study of psychological status in patients with recurrent aphthous stomatitis. J Oral Pathol Med. 2020 Jan 9. doi: 10.1111/jop.12991. [Epub ahead of print]
Wiriyakijja P, Porter S, Fedele S1, Hodgson T, McMillan R, Shephard M, Ni Riordain R. Validation of the HADS and PSS-10 and psychological status in patients with oral lichen planus. Oral Dis. 2020 Jan;26(1):96-110. doi: 10.1111/odi.13220. Epub 2019 Nov 13.
Wiriyakijja P, Porter S, Fedele S, Hodgson T, McMillan R, Shephard M, Ni Riordain R. Development and validation of a short version of Chronic Oral Mucosal Disease Questionnaire (COMDQ-15). J Oral Pathol Med. 2019 Oct 12. doi: 10.1111/jop.12964. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31605549
Atkin PA, McMillan R. Redefining Medical Competencies for an Oral Medicine Specialty Training Curriculum Using a Modified Delphi Technique. J Dent Educ. 2019 Aug 12. pii: JDE.019.137. doi: 10.21815/JDE.019.137. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31406004
Ghurye S, McMillan R.Orofacial pain - an update on diagnosis and management. Br Dent J. 2017 Dec;223(9):639-647. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2017.879. Epub 2017 Oct 27. PMID: 29074941
Essential Dental Therapeutics. David Wray (Editor). ISBN: 978-1-119-05739-0.
Sep 2017, Wiley-Blackwell. [chapter author]
McMillan R, Forssell H, Buchanan JAG, Glenny AM, Weldon JC, Zakrzewska JM. Interventions for treating burning mouth syndrome. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD002779. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002779.pub3.
Ciurtin C, Shirodaria A, Manson J, MacMillan R. Polyarteritis nodosa associated with necrosis of the tongue: a rare presentation in an adult patient. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015; 53(9):883-5
Taylor J, McMillan R, Shephard M, Ahmed R, Carrozzo M, Setterfield J, Grando S, Mignogna M, Kuten-Shorrer M, Musbah T, Elia A, McGowan R, Kerr AR, Greenberg MS, Hodgson T, Sirois D. World Workshop on Oral Medicine VI: a systematic review of the treatment of mucous membrane pemphigoid. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2015 Aug;120(2):161-71.
McMillan R, Taylor J, Shephard M, Ahmed R, Carrozzo M, Setterfield J, Grando S, Mignogna M, Kuten-Shorrer M, Musbah T, Elia A, McGowan R, Kerr AR, Greenberg MS, Hodgson T, Sirois D. World Workshop on Oral Medicine VI: a systematic review of the treatment of mucocutaneous pemphigus vulgaris. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2015 Aug;120(2):132-42.
Ghurye S, McMillan R. Pain-related temporomandibular Disorder – Current Perspectives and Evidence-Based Management. Dent Update. 2015 Jul-Aug;42(6)533-6,539-42,546-6.
Furness S, Bryan G, McMillan R, Birchenough S, Worthington HV. Interventions for the management of dry mouth: non-pharmacological interventions. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2013 Sep 5;9:CD009603. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009603.pub3. PMID: 24006231
McMillan R. Trigeminal neuralgia – a review of a disabling facial condition. Dental Nursing. 2011; 7(11):14-19.
Furness S, Worthington HV, Bryan G, Birchenough S, McMillan R. Interventions for the management of dry mouth: topical therapies. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011 , Issue 1 . Art. No.: CD008934. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD008934.
Zakrzewska JM, McMillan R. Trigeminal neuralgia: the diagnosis and management of this excruciating and poorly understood facial pain. Postgrad Med J. 2011 Jun;87(1028):410-6. Epub 2011 Apr 14.
McMillan R. Trigeminal Neuralgia – a debilitating facial pain. Reviews in Pain. March 2011; vol. 5(1): 26-34.
Bajwa MS, McMillan R, Khattak O, Thomas M, Krishnan OP, Webster K. Neck recurrence after level I-IV or I-III selective neck dissection in the management of the clinically N0 neck in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck. 2010 Jul 13. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20629073
McMillan R. Trainee finances. British Dental Journal 2008; vol. 204: 478 – 479. PMID: 18469751
McMillan R. Modify our practice. British Dental Journal 2008; vol. 204: 597. PMID: 18552778
This website is solely for the purpose of Dr. McMillan's private care facial pain clinic and is not related to his National Health Service (NHS) commitments.
Facial pain conditions can be very disabling and often result in negative impact upon a patient's quality of life. These conditions are often misdiagnosed, which can lead to costly and irreversible dental treatment, or surgery and delays in receiving appropriate management.
The facial pain clinic diagnoses and manages a wide range of facial pain conditions such as:
temporomandibular disorder (TMD)
burning mouth syndrome
persistent idiopathic facial pain (atypical facial pain)
trigeminal neuropathic pain