Enhanced Verifiable CPD from the
University of Birmingham


Diagnoses of dental conditions are always a challenge – this may be because we tend to have preconceived or fixed ideas: we see so much of the “common” conditions that we might miss the rare causes.

Welcome to the 'Diagnosis' module from Dentaljuce, a focused course designed to challenge and refine your diagnostic skills in dental practice. This module concentrates on the diagnosis of dental pain, caries, and cracked tooth sysndrome (CTS). It will help to broaden your diagnostic perspective, particularly in identifying and understanding less common conditions that may present in your practice.

The module begins with an in-depth exploration of dental pain, examining the different types of pain such as that originating from a lateral periodontal abscess or dentine-pulp related issues. We discuss why pain occurs and the various characteristics that help in its identification and diagnosis. Special tests and their aetiology are covered to provide a comprehensive understanding of pain management.

In the section on caries, we look into the intricacies of diagnosing fissure and dentine caries. The course also covers the merits of different diagnostic tests and pulp tests, as well as strategies for assessing caries risk.

Cracked Tooth Syndrome (CTS) is another key focus of this module. We provide insights into its diagnosis and prevention, supported by an evidence-based approach. This part of the course is essential for understanding the often-subtle presentations of CTS and how to effectively manage them.

By incorporating practical examples and clinical discussions throughout, this module offers a dynamic learning experience. Whether you are diagnosing toothache, identifying caries, or tackling the complexities of Cracked Tooth Syndrome, this course equips you with the knowledge and skills to make accurate and confident diagnoses.

If you're not yet a member of Dentaljuce, we highly recommend you to join and gain access to our comprehensive course on Diagnosis.

This course, along with over 100 other CPD courses, is available for a single membership payment.

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The aim of the learning and teaching materials in this Dentaljuce module is to allow learners to develop their professional knowledge, understanding and competence in dental diagnosis, in line with their identified personal development requirements.

Course objective

  • to provide a description and explanation of the process of clinical dental diagnosis.

Anticipated learning outcomes:

The learner will, with respect to the components that he or she has elected to study as listed below:
  • learn the causes of dental pain.
  • understand and be able to apply the various levels of diagnosis (provisional, working, definitive).
  • be able to link the diagnosis of a condition to its aetiology when planning appropriate clinical management/treatment.
  • learn how to reliably diagnose caries, and caries risk.
  • learn the aetiology of caries and relate it to methods of prevention.
  • learn how to diagnose and prevent CTS.
  • through achieving these outcomes, provide an improved level of service to their patients.

GDC Development Outcomes
This CPD will support the learner in meeting the following GDC Development Outcome(s): C and D.

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