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Actinic Cheilosis: Etiology, Epidemiology, Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis, and Treatment

COURSE NUMBER: 400

Michaell A. Huber, DDS; David Ojeda Diaz, DDS

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

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This continuing education course presents the etiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of actinic cheilosis.


Actinic cheilosis is a chronic degenerative disorder primarily of the lower lip caused by long-t...

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Overview

This continuing education course presents the etiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of actinic cheilosis.


Actinic cheilosis is a chronic degenerative disorder primarily of the lower lip caused by long-term exposure to sunlight. It is premalignant and usually occurs in fair-skinned men over 40 years of age. Reducing exposure to sunlight is the single most important measure in preventing actinic cheilosis. Diagnosis is predicated on histological examination of biopsy specimens. Topical chemotherapy may be used in early lesions. Prophylactic ablation or vermilionectomy may be performed in cases where malignant transformation has not yet occurred. The treatment of malignancy is primarily surgical.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    May 11, 2012

  • Last Revision Date:

    Feb 4, 2022

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Feb 3, 2025

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    730

Learning Objectives

Upon the completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Discuss the etiology and epidemiology of actinic cheilosis.
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of actinic cheilosis.
  • Diagnose actinic cheilosis.
  • Develop preventive and treatment management strategies for patients with actinic cheilosis.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Huber is a member of the dentalcare.com Advisory Board.
  • Dr. Ojeda Díaz reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
Michaell A. Huber

Michaell A. Huber

DDS

Professor* Department of Comprehensive Dentistry The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Dentistry, San Antonio, Texas


Dr. Michaell A. Huber is an Adjunct Professor of Oral Medicine, Department of Comprehen...

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David Ojeda Diaz

David Ojeda Diaz

DDS

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