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A Novel Approach to Treating Hairy Tongue

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A 9300 nm CO2 laser and low energy ablation therapy provide effective palliative care for hairy tongue.

AGD Subject Code: 135
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain hairy tongue and associated symptoms.
  2. Describe the clinical presentation and treatment options for hyperkeratosis of the filiform lingual papillae (HFLP).
  3. Discuss the use, as well as outcome, of palliative low energy ablation therapy with a CO2 laser in managing HFLP.

This course was issued in January 2023 and expires January 2026. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

Belmont Business Media is an ADA CERP-recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at Belmont Business Media Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. Provider ID 317924
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