Linking Dermatology and Dentistry

Part II: Treatment Options

A Peer-Reviewed Publication Written by Lisa Dowst-Mayo, RDH, BSDH

Abstract

Part one of this two part course discussed commonly encountered skin lesions and conditions. Part two discusses treatment options for a variety of skin conditions including antioxidants, surgery, chelating agents, and systemic medications. Dental clinicians are in an advantageous position to identify a variety of lesions and conditions since a significant amount of time is spent working in and around the head and neck region of the body. Expanding our observations beyond the oral cavity will enhance patient care.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity participants will be able to:

1. Define and discuss antioxidants and their benefits to dermatology and dentistry.
2. Discuss anti-aging and healing capabilities of antioxidants.
3. Present treatment options for a variety of common skin conditions.
4. Discuss ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and protection.

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