Priority 17 from the Oral and Dental Health PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are the most effective ways of managing potentially malignant disorders (e.g oral lichen planus)? (JLA PSP Priority 17)
Overall ranking 17
JLA question ID 0079/17
Explanatory note

Not available for this PSP


There is no strong evidence to support the role of surgical, medical or risk cessation techniques for reducing the risk or recurrence/malignant transformation of potentially malignant disorders.

A number of different interventions have been evaluated for the management of OLP specifically. There is no clear evidence suggesting the superiority of any specific intervention in reducing clinical signs of OLP. 

For full details of the evidence checked, please see the spreadsheet of data held on the JLA website.

Health Research Classification System category Oral and gastrointestinal
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Original questions focus on the best treatment of oral lichen planus and its symptoms. Also some focus on how 'risky behaviour' (e.g betel quid chewing) can be reduced?
Submitted by  3 x patients, carers or members of public, 5 x health professionals
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0079
PSP name Oral and Dental Health
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP 38  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 12 December 2018