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Evidence linking gastroesophageal reflux disease and dental erosion is not strong Critical Summary Prepared by: Judy Fan-Hsu DDS 

A Critical Summary of:

Systematic review: gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and dental lesions

Pace F, Pallotta S, Tonini M, Vakil N, Bianchi Porro G. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2008;27(12):1179-86

Published Date: 3/22/2010

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at :-
http://jada.ada.org/cgi/content/full/140/11/1401

OVERVIEW

  • Systematic Review Conclusion:

    The review claims a strong association between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and dental erosion (DE).

  • Critical Summary Assessment:

    Qualitative assessments of multiple weak trials suggest but do not demonstrate a link between GERD and DE.

  • Evidence Quality Rating:

    Limited

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