Summary

Key messages to take away from this course:

  • Oral, face, and neck exam of infants, children, and adults can be readily performed in a primary care setting.
  • Clinicians should perform a rapid, consistent, and thorough oral examination.
  • The knee-to-knee technique provides a rapid, effective, nonthreatening way to examine the oral cavity of infants and children.
  • Be mindful of high risk areas.
  • Clinicians should facilitate a good exam for special populations—through referral if necessary.