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Epidemiology of Tooth Surface Loss course for Dental Practice

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
20 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery

This session describes the epidemiology of dental erosion, ways of assessing erosion and the limitations of indices currently available.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence and incidence of tooth surface loss, nationally and internationally
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the methods and the limitations of clinically assessing tooth surface loss
  • Select an index to determine presence and progression of tooth surface loss, appropriate to the needs of your patients

This session will consider the current presentations of tooth surface loss (TSL).

An important point to consider when discussing TSL is, are we talking about erosion, attrition, abrasion - or a combination?


PRM123
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have:

  • Knowledge of different types of tooth surface loss and basic dental epidemiology
  • Completed the following e-Den sessions in Module 8 Restoration of Teeth/Tooth Surface Loss:
  • Aetiology of Tooth Surface Loss (141-0358)
  • Erosive Potential (141-0359)
Instructors / Speakers
June Nunn,
MA, PhD, DDPH, RCS(Eng), BDS, FDS RCS(Edin), RCS(Eng), FFD RCSI, FRCPCH, FTCD

Professor Nunn qualified in 1975 and since then has worked predominantly in Dental Schools and Hospitals in Birmingham and Newcastle upon Tyne. She took up a Chair in Special Care Dentistry in the Dublin Dental School and Hospital, Trinity College Dublin in 2001 and she is currently Dean of the School of Dental Science in Dublin. She has been involved in many of the national epidemiological oral health monitoring programmes in the UK and Ireland as well as local studies on toothwear.

Michael O'Sullivan,
BA, B Dent Sc, PhD, FFD, RCSI, FDS RCS(Edin)

Dr O’Sullivan qualified in 1990 from Trinity College Dublin and completed his higher training there after a time in general practice, with additional training at the Eastman Dental Institute in London and UTHSCSA in Texas. He took up his current post as Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Restorative Dentistry (Special Dental Needs) at the Dublin Dental University Hospital in 2001, and is currently Clinical Director.

Delivery
Title
Epidemiology of Tooth Surface Loss course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
20 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
08_07_003
Access Duration (in months)
12
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