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Erosive Potential course for Dental Practice

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

This session considers the potential of food and drink to cause dental erosion and how the effects of this can be measured in the laboratory.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain the dynamic equation that represents acid dissociation
  • List the factors that modify acid dissociation
  • Explain what is meant by pH
  • Explain what is meant by titratable acidity and how this differs from pH
  • State how erosion affects the tooth surface hardness and tooth surface profile
  • State the clinical relevance of measures of acidity

Dental erosion, the progressive and irreversible loss of hard tissue, is one of the principal causes of tooth wear. It is caused by a chemical process of acid dissolution which damages the tooth enamel and dentine.


PRM123
Instructors / Speakers
R. Graham Chadwick BDS PhD FDSRCPS FDS (Rest Dent) RCPS FHEA,
Senior Lecturer and Hon Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Dundee Dental School and Hospital

Graham’s research interests lie in applied dental materials science and dental erosion. He has published widely in these areas. A particular research interest lies in the measurement and comparison of worn dental surfaces. Techniques developed here have found application in dental restoration and erosion studies as well as in a variety of disciplines outside dentistry.

Delivery
Title
Erosive Potential course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
08_07_002
Access Duration (in months)
12
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