Goals of Examination

Clinicians can perform a thorough and systematic oral, head, and neck exam in a primary careĀ setting.

Goals of the exam are:

  • Identify existing problems requiring early dental referral, such as:
    • Tooth eruption sequence abnormalities
    • Developmental defects
    • Caries
    • Poor oral hygiene
  • Assess risk for future problems
  • Provide anticipatory guidance
Mark Deutchman, MD
Mark Deutchman, MD