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The Intraoral and Extraoral Exam

Course Number: 337

The Head and Neck Examination

The head and neck examination will enable the clinician to focus attention on careful observation of the structures of the head and neck. The sequence used in performing the head and neck examination and subsequently the intraoral examination is not as important as performing each examination using the exact same sequence every time. Consistency enables the clinician to perform these examinations quickly and efficiently while still maintaining the highest degree of awareness in order to identify abnormal versus normal conditions.