Examination of the Dental Patient

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Term: 2012
Published: October 25, 2012
Revised: June 9, 2015

This multimedia-based module is part of a series designed for students to assist in preparation for clinical examinations in dentistry. This module explores basic guidelines for examining a dental patient.
This module has been internally reviewed by a cross-disciplinary committee within University of Ghana prior to releasing as an Open Educational Resource.
Authors: Prof. E. A. Nyarko, Dr. Sandra Hewlett, Dr. Merley Newman-Nartey, Prof. Josephine Sackeyfio, Prof. Grace Parkins, Prof. Richard M. K. Adanu, Mr. Chris Andrew Yebuah.
Institution: University of Ghana

Learning Objectives

After completion of this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • Identify all the extraoral and intraoral structures of interest.
  • Identify the steps to be carried out in the examination of the dental patient.
  • Perform a complete dental examination.
  • Have a list of different diagnosis for your patient.


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