Oral medicine is concerned with clinical diagnosis and non-surgical management of non-dental pathologies affecting the orofacial region (the mouth and the lower face).
Many systemic diseases have signs or symptoms that manifest in the orofacial region. Pathologically, the mouth may be afflicted by many cutaneous and gastrointestinal conditions. There is also the unique situation of hard tissues penetrating the epithelial continuity (Unlike teeth, hair and nails are actually intra-epithelial tissues). The biofilm that covers teeth therefore causes unique pathologic entities known as plaque-induced diseases.
Another aspect of the field is managing the dental and oral condition of medically compromised patients such as cancer patients suffering from related oral mucositis, bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws or oral pathology related to radiation therapy.
Additionally, it is involved in the diagnosis and management of dry mouth conditions (such as Sjögren's syndrome) and non-dental chronic orofacial pain, such as burning mouth syndrome, trigeminal neuralgia and temporomandibular joint disorder.
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The Oral Medicine 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
|Improve my clinical diagnosis and non-surgical management of non-dental pathologies affecting the orofacial region.
(GDC outcomes: A B C D)
|Take the Dentaljuce Oral Medicine course.||
|What development needs have I?||Improve my clinical diagnosis and non-surgical management of non-dental pathologies affecting the orofacial region.
(GDC outcome A B C D)
|How will I address them?||Take the Dentaljuce Oral Medicine course.|
|Target completion date|
Module Aims and Outcomes
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 oral medical conditions, in line with their identified personal learning requirements.
- to teach the clinical diagnosis and non-surgical management of non-dental pathologies affecting the orofacial region.
Anticipated learning outcomes:The learner will:
- know how to diagnose and provide appropriate care/management for patients with BMS, Sjogrens, Behcets, Herpes, Pemphigus, Candidosis, and many other orofacial conditions.
- be able to provide appropriate precautions and pre-operative and post-operative dental care when treating transplant patients.
- understand the relevance of Bisphosphonates to dental care, and provide appropriate precautions.
- gain knowledge of the diagnosis and management of many other non-dental pathologies.
- 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): A B C D.