Why the general dentist needs to know how to manage oral lichen planus.

@article{Price2015WhyTG,
  title={Why the general dentist needs to know how to manage oral lichen planus.},
  author={Stephanie M Price and Valerie A Murrah},
  journal={General dentistry},
  year={2015},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={16-22}
}
Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a frequently mismanaged chronic disease that requires care throughout a patient's life, and therefore a condition the general dentist must know how to manage. Patients with OLP often suffer considerable physical discomfort and an inability to perform proper oral hygiene, eventually resulting in poor periodontal health. In addition, these patients are confronted with the psychological stress of knowing that OLP is not curable. This is accompanied by a fear of other… CONTINUE READING

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