Understanding Acid Reflux and Its Dental Manifestations
By Yang, Vincent W; Wehbi, Mohammad
A Peer-Reviewed Publication
Earn 4 CEUs
This CE course is written for Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants
Dental professionals commonly review health histories listing medications that identify patients with a diagnosis of acid reflux. Most often, a specialized physician known as a gastroenterologist treats this condition. However, there are dental manifestations, so it is important that dental professionals identify these patients and recommend appropriate dental therapies to protect the long-term health of the dentition. Furthermore, dental professionals have the opportunity to recognize this condition in untreated patients and may need to refer those patients to a physician for further evaluation.