Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • State eight objectives of the intraoral and head and neck examinations.
  • List the sequence of performing a total oral cancer examination.
  • List prime areas for the development of oral cancer.
  • Describe four adjunct tests or devices and procedures that may be performed in conjunction with the oral cancer examination.
  • Discuss reasons for using an adjunct device when performing an oral cancer examination.
  • List five descriptors important for accurately documenting oral lesions.
  • List four risk factors for the development of oral cancer.
  • Define the term “professional delay.”
  • List three reasons why a patient may present with “patient delay.”
  • Identify and define the three general classification categories most examination findings can be placed into.