Giant Cell Arteritis and Dentistry
Are you a dental professional aiming to deepen your knowledge of giant cell arteritis (GCA) and its relevance in dentistry, particularly in differentiating it from other conditions with similar presentations? This course is the ideal learning opportunity for you.
GCA, also known as Temporal Arteritis, is a form of vascular inflammation that affects cranial arteries and can present with various symptoms such as severe headaches, jaw claudication, and vision loss. Early diagnosis and treatment are vital to prevent irreversible complications. Dental professionals play a critical role in identifying GCA symptoms in patients and initiating timely referrals.
The course offers dental professionals a comprehensive understanding of GCA, its clinical presentation, diagnosis, management, and impact on dental care.
By participating in this course, dental professionals will acquire essential knowledge and skills to effectively diagnose and differentiate GCA from other similar conditions and manage patients accordingly.
Enhance your ability to recognize GCA symptoms, consider differential diagnoses, and provide appropriate care for patients with GCA. Don't miss this opportunity – sign up today for immediate access!
The Giant Cell Arteritis and Dentistry online learning course has clear and concise aims, objectives and anticipated outcomes, listed below. These will appear on the Dentaljuce Enhanced CPD Certificate, along with the time spent, dates, and detailed topics you studied within the module. Certificates can be printed at any time, covering any range of dates. Dentaljuce CPD complies with the UK GDC's requirements for enhanced verifiable continuing professional development.
Before starting this module, check that the learning outcomes are what you require, and that you have entered the need into your PDP. Here is an example PDP entry for this module.
|What development needs have I?||How will I address them?||Target completion date||Outcomes||Date
|To improve my knowledge and skills in giant cell arteritis
(GDC outcomes: C)
|Take the Dentaljuce Giant Cell Arteritis and Dentistry course||
|What development needs have I?||To improve my knowledge and skills in giant cell arteritis
(GDC outcome C)
|How will I address them?||Take the Dentaljuce Giant Cell Arteritis and Dentistry course|
|Target completion date|
Module Aims and Outcomes
The aim of the learning and teaching materials in this Dentaljuce module is to provide dental professionals with a comprehensive understanding of giant cell arteritis (GCA), its clinical presentation, diagnosis, management, and implications for dental care.
- Enhance knowledge of the pathophysiology, clinical features, and diagnostic criteria of GCA.
- Equip dental professionals with strategies for the appropriate management of dental care in patients with GCA and promote interdisciplinary collaboration
Anticipated learning outcomes:The learner will be able to:
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of GCA that may present in a dental setting, such as jaw claudication, headache, scalp tenderness, and facial pain.
- Understand the importance of considering GCA in the differential diagnosis of facial pain and headache, and be aware of other relevant differential diagnoses.
- Identify the appropriate steps for referring a patient with suspected GCA to the relevant medical specialist for further evaluation and management.
- Understand the implications of GCA treatment, such as corticosteroid therapy, on dental care and apply strategies to minimize the risk of complications, including infection and osteonecrosis of the jaw.
- Develop effective communication skills to educate patients with GCA about the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene, attending regular dental check-ups, and promptly reporting any new or worsening oral symptoms.
- 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.