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Special tests and baseline records course for Dental Practitioners

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

This session explores the role of special tests and baseline records in formulating a treatment plan for a patient. Elements of other sessions (such as dental radiography, occlusion, periodontology and endodontics) are identified.

Learning objectives

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

  • explain the role of special tests and baseline records
  • outline some of the key requirements of the current guidelines on the prescription of dental radiographs
  • describe the basic periodontal examination (BPE)
  • describe commonly used vitality tests
  • outline the uses of transillumination
  • explain the tests used for diagnosis of cracked tooth syndrome
  • outline the elements of the articulatory system examination
  • describe methods of monitoring tooth wear
  • outline the uses of articulated and surveyed study casts
  • outline the uses of dental photography

In addition to special tests, some investigations may be regarded as baseline records. While not essential for diagnosis, they are helpful in planning treatment, in patient motivation or in providing information for longer term monitoring.


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Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should know about:

  • dental radiography
  • vitality testing
  • the use of special tests and baseline records in dental practice
Instructors / Speakers
Andrew Shelley,
Dental Practitioner

BDS MFGDP(UK) DPDS MGDS RCSEd FFGDP(UK) FDS RCSEd Dip. Rest. Dent. RCS Eng.

Andrew graduated from Manchester in 1979 and is a general dental practitioner. He has held a number of teaching posts at the University of Manchester and the Faculty of General Dental Practice. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Delivery
Title
Special tests and baseline records course for Dental Practitioners
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
40 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
01_25
Access Duration (in months)
12
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