Differential Diagnosis of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases for the Non-Dental Provider
Objectives • 1. Ask correct questions and utilize the history of the patient’s oral disease process as the first step in gathering information. • 2. Learn to evaluate characteristic appearances of oral lesions during the clinical examination. • 3. Narrow the list of diagnostic possibilities in order to prioritize patients for referral.
Non-Objectives No specific diagnosis
Fissured Tongue extensive grooves and fissures over the entire dorsal surface
Geographic Tongue erythema migrans, ectopic geographic tongue benign migratory glossitis
Treatment dexamethasone diphenhydramine
Median Rhomboid Glossitis Treatment antifungal therapy topical corticosteroids neuropathic pain analgesics