Senior Specialist Clinical Teacher in Oral Medicine King's College London Dental Institute
The on-demand version of the March 2008 live webinar
4 hours verifiable CPD
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The dentist often is the first health care provider in primary care to spot mucosal changes and symptoms affecting the mouth. This seminar will highlight the signs and symptoms of the common but under diagnosed conditions of dry mouth, burning mouth and altered taste.To provide a practical introduction to key issues in dental ethics, law and professionalism, including consent and confidentiality.
Understanding the link between dry mouth burning mouth and altered taste
Be aware of current evidence on the pathology of burning mouth
Be able to distinguish the symptom of burning and its possible causes from burning mouth syndrome
Be able to diagnose and treat a patient with dry mouth, burning mouth and altered taste
To distinguish which patients to refer to a specialist centre for additional diagnostic test and treatment planning.
By the end of the session you will have updated your knowledge regarding the signs and symptoms of this condition and how it should be managed.
About the Presenter
Dr Pankhurst was Clinical Senior Lecturer, Oral Microbiology, King’s College London Dental Institute, and now has joined the distance learning MClin Dent in Prosthodontics and continues to work in Oral Medicine. She is a member of Decontamination in Primary Care committee at the Department of Health.
Her research interests span the following fields: microbial and occupational risks from contaminated dental unit waterlines, dental cross-infection control, management of burning mouth syndrome and xerostomia and musculo-skeletal & occupational health risks to dentists. She contributes the chapter “Treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis” to BMJ Clinical Evidence.
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