A Guide to Clinical Differential Diagnosis of Oral Mucosal Lesions

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The primary goal of this course is to help you learn the process of clinical differential diagnosis of diseases and lesions of the oral mucosa. The first step in successful therapeutic management of a patient with an oral mucosal disease or lesion depends upon creating a differential diagnosis. This course also includes both an interactive and downloadable decision tree to assist in the diagnosis.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The late Dr. Finkelstein reported no conflicts of interest associated with this course when he last updated it. The staff at P&G expresses our condolences regarding the loss of Dr. Finkelstein on December 28, 2013. He was a passionate advocate for dental education who reached tens of thousands of students and patients with his knowledge of oral pathology that spanned a career of over 30 years at the University of Iowa.
  • Dr. Lanzel and Dr. Hellstein report no conflicts of interest associated with this course.


  • 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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