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Managing Desquamative Gingivitis

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Proper diagnosis of erythematous, erosive, and ulcerated appearance of the gingiva is key to effective care.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe desquamative gingivitis, along with its various clinical presentations and symptoms.
  2. Explain patient groups most commonly affected by desquamative gingivitis, and the percentage of cases diagnosed as lichen planus, mucous membrane pemphigoid or pemphigus vulgaris.
  3. Discuss diagnosis, testing, and treatment of desquamative gingival lesions.

This course was issued in September 2020 and expires September 2023. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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