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Role of Aloe Vera in Oral Health Management

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Recognized for its antioxidant and antimicrobial action, aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory properties can also be beneficial as an alternative dental therapy.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the properties that make aloe vera a suitable alternative therapy for various dental procedures.
  2. Identify the plant’s viscous secretions, and its effects in promoting wound healing through its antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions.
  3. 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.

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