Healing time and pain can be reduced when herpetic lesions are treated with laser therapy.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the role of laser therapy in the treatment of herpetic lesions and its effectiveness.
- Identify important safety protocols that must be used during laser therapy.
- Explain the regulations surrounding the ability of dental hygienists to use dental therapy in the treatment of herpetic lesions.
This course was issued in April 2020 and expires April 2023. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.