Learning Objectives

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

  • Define the clinical term desquamative gingivitis.

  • Identify four oral mucosal diseases or disorders that are most commonly associated with desquamative gingivitis.

  • Differentiate between plaque-related gingivitis and chronic gingival inflammation associated with mucogingival desquamation.

  • Be familiar with diagnostic interventions necessary to confirm the etiology of conditions associated with desquamative gingivitis.

  • Be familiar with treatment protocols useful in patient management of the diseases and disorders most often associated with desquamative gingivitis.