Clinical diagnosis and management of oral lichen planus (OLP)

Expiry Date
: 30/11/2026
CPD Units
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A review of the aetiology, clinical features, and treatment of oral lichen planus (OLP)

Keywords: Oral lichen planus, characteristics, aetiology, treatment, risk factors

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to summarize the potential causes, clinical characteristics, and management of oral lichen planus.

Editor's comments:
Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic immune-mediated disorder with multifactorial aetiology and malignant transformation potential. When OLP is present it is challenging for the patient to eat, drink and function because of constant pain. Furthermore, OLP is a challenging disorder that dental practitioners frequently have to deal with and therefore must be familiar with the basic information relating to diagnosing, informing patients, and managing OLP.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Various subtypes of OLP.

  2. Oral manifestations of OLP
  3. Risk factors associated with OLP.
  4. Treatment of OLP.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
  • The pass grade is 70%;
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