Role of Aloe Vera in Oral Health Management
Recognized for its antioxidant and antimicrobial action, aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory properties can also be beneficial as an alternative dental therapy.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the properties that make aloe vera a suitable alternative therapy for various dental procedures.
- Identify the plant’s viscous secretions, and its effects in promoting wound healing through its antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions.
- Describe preventive uses for aloe vera in oral health care.
This course was issued in the November 2018 issue and expires 11/30/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.