Enhanced Verifiable CPD from the
University of Birmingham

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

Welcome to our in-depth course on Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), tailored for dental professionals seeking a comprehensive understanding of this prevalent condition

GERD, characterised by the backflow of stomach acids into the oesophagus, has significant implications for dental health, which this course thoroughly explores.

We begin with an overview of GERD, followed by an examination of its specific relevance to dental health. You'll gain insights into the pathophysiology of GERD, understanding how and why this condition occurs, and its impact on oral health.

The course covers the diagnosis and management of GERD, emphasising the importance of recognising the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that contribute to dental erosion.

We explore the various complications associated with GERD, including its role in exacerbating conditions like tooth erosion, halitosis, and even sleep apnoea. Additionally, the course looks into medical treatment options, providing a well-rounded perspective on managing GERD from both a medical and dental standpoint.

By completing this course, dental professionals will be well-equipped to identify and address the dental implications of GERD, thereby enhancing patient care.

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

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

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Aim
To provide training in the diagnosis, management, and treatment options for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with a focus on dental relevance.

Course objective

  • To understand the pathophysiology of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • To be able to diagnose and manage patients with symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Anticipated learning outcomes:

The learner will, with respect to the components that he or she has elected to study as listed below:
  • be able to explain the pathophysiology of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • be able to identify symptoms, diagnose, and manage patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • be able to describe the complications associated with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • be able to discuss the dental relevance of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and its effects on erosion, halitosis, and sleep apnea.
  • be able to evaluate treatment options for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients.


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


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