A Patient’s Journey toward a Pemphigus Vulgaris Diagnosis
Watch Becky Strong describe her emotional journey towards obtaining a pemphigus vulgaris diagnosis. This honest portrayal of a patient’s search for answers emphasizes the importance of awareness and early diagnosis. Unfortunately, many patients share Becky’s experience.
PV/MMP: A Clinical Overview for Dental Students and Professionals
Dr. David Sirois, DMD, PhD provides an overview of PV/MMP. The presentation includes: Key Symptoms to Recognize; Differential Diagnosis; Performing a Biopsy; Treatment; and Oral Complications. This video serves as a supplement to what is already being taught on PV/MMP in the current dental school curriculum, as well as a refresher for dental professionals in practice.
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The Urgent Needs of Pemphigus Patients: Elevating Awareness
This white paper focuses on the urgent needs of pemphigus patients that were defined at our Patient Forum in October, 2020. Download
Biopsies Save Lives
This diagnostic tool provides 4 key questions a dentist can ask their patient to determine if a P/P diagnosis should be considered. It encourages dental professionals to recognize P/P symptoms as early as possible. Download
This insert provides an overview of PV/MMP, including clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, biopsy, and dental management. Download
This brochure provides dental professionals and students with an overview of the IPPF Awareness Program. It includes information on continuing education opportunities, IPPF services, and Patient Educator lectures. Download
This postcard includes disease summaries and key clinical presentation points. It also provides diagnostic and biopsy information, as well as links to more information. Download
Continuing Education postcard
This postcard includes information about IPPF patient and/or scientific presentations at dental meetings, conferences, lectures, or events. It also provides course learning objectives, as well as contact information. Download
Patient Education postcard
This postcard includes information about IPPF Patient Educators and their role in sharing diagnosis stories with students at U.S. dental schools. It also provides information on presentation format, as well as links to more information. Download
Sponsorship/Giving Opportunities postcard
This postcard includes information about IPPF sponsorship and giving opportunities. It outlines various ways to get involved, as well as contact information. Download
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