Perioral Lesions and Dermatoses

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Perioral Lesions and Dermatoses

The purpose of this article is to review the common neoplasms, infections, and inflammatory dermatoses that may present around or near the mouth. Dental professionals are well positioned to evaluate…

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Pediatric Soft Tissue Oral Lesions

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Pediatric Soft Tissue Oral Lesions

This article provides an overview of common color changes and soft tissue oral nodular abnormalities in children and adolescents. The clinical presentation and treatment options to address these conditions are…

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The Role of Human Papillomavirus in Oral Disease

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on The Role of Human Papillomavirus in Oral Disease

A wide range of human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes have been detected in oral mucosa. Clinical infections with low-risk genotypes manifest as squamous papilloma, condyloma acuminatum, verruca vulgaris, or multifocal epithelial…

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Oral Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Oral Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) is used for the treatment of a variety of disorders, primarily hematologic malignancies. Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a significant complication following allo-HCT and a major…

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Antiresorptive Drug–Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Antiresorptive Drug–Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Nitrogen-containing and non–nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates have been implicated in the development of osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), a condition termed bisphosphonate-related OHJ. Other antiresorptive drugs have been implicated in the development…

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Oral Cancer

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Oral Cancer

Key points • Review the epidemiology, etiologic risk factors, clinical presentation, recognition, and diagnosis of oral precancer and cancer. • Recommendations on clinical examination and early diagnostic techniques (including adjuncts)…

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Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis

Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is the most common ulcerative disease affecting the oral mucosa. RAS occurs mostly in healthy individuals and has an atypical clinical presentation in immunocompromised individuals. The…

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