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Disorders of the oral mucosa can be difficult to diagnose and treat. They tend to be chronic and often severely affect an individual’s quality of life. These diseases include oral lichen planus, mucous membrane pemphigoid, mucosal pemphigus vulgaris, and chronic aphthous stomatitis among others. Because they are immune mediated, these conditions require treatments ranging from topical therapies to systemic medications that target the overactive or misguided immune system.

We utilize a comprehensive approach that involves working with a team of physicians including dermatologists, otolaryngologists, and oral pathologists (colleagues from the UNC School of Dentistry) to optimize initial diagnoses as well as long term management of these oral diseases.

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