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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Aug 23, 2021

On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH continues the conversation about patients that can present with an oral inflammatory condition not associated with dental biofilm. This week we are looking at patients that present with Mucocutaneous disorders. 




 “This is going to be a lot of pathology talk. For those of you who hated pathology in hygiene school, buckle up because we're doing it.”


“So the opportunity for us, if we begin to see desquamative gingivitis or some type of a vestigial or lesion in the free or attached gingiva that is not resolved by our periodontal therapy, by our debriding therapy, that sending this patient in for testing could help diagnose this autoimmune disorder before it begins to involve the skin.” 





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