08/27/24 – 1pm-4pm PT / 3-6pm CT / 4-7pm ET Oral Lichen Planus: The Difficulty in Diagnosis

08/27/24 – 1pm-4pm PT / 3-6pm CT / 4-7pm ET Oral Lichen Planus: The Difficulty in Diagnosis


Instructor: Dr. Nancy Burkhart

Diagnosis and treatment of OLP with patients who have several types of lesions can be difficult. Determining what treatment modalities to use and how to monitor them will be discussed. New treatment modalities with current information from the AAOM World Workshop 2022 on Oral Lichen Planus will be covered. Some treatment modalities will be presented with new information from other countries that we are learning more about. Learn how incorrect diagnosis of lichen planus is an issue, and some environmental/local factors that play a role in continued problems. Identify proper patient education and home care treatments.

Quality of life is significantly altered by years of progressive lichen planus that is treated with little change in the progression of the lesions. Making some minor changes may have a huge impact in the quality of life for these patients. Sometimes a misdiagnosis enters the picture, and patients may see multiple providers for years before any change occurs. They may discover that they need treatment for another mucosal disease instead of or in addition to lichen planus. We will discuss links to support groups to further assist your patient.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn the various types/forms of oral lichen planus and what can mimic OLP
  • Understand the various treatment options both current and those on the horizon
  • Learn the types of biopsy mechanisms that confirm oral lichen planus and differentiate it from other skin disorders
  • Recommend successful homecare options for patients
  • Know the necessary role of follow-up procedures in oral lichen planus treatment
  • Value the importance of patient education information
  • Learn the new guidelines- World Workshop 2022 for Oral Lichen Planus
  • Understand what patients believe is important to them in diagnosis and treatment
  • Learn more about the International Oral Lichen Planus Support Group
Dr. Burkhart is very professional and thorough in her continuing education presentation… excellent slides!
– Kate S., RDH, Colorado


Instructor was well prepared and kept the topic interesting.
– Soraya M., DMD, Maine

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Instructor: Dr. Nancy Burkhart - No relevant financial relationship to report Education
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