Comprehensive Oral Cancer Examination of the Extra-oral and Intra-oral Regions of the Head and Neck
|Lab Guide, Presentation, Tutorial||9201||1||July 17, 2012|
The fourteen page tutorial is a detailed description of the steps in the extra-oral and intra-oral examination done as part of the oral cancer exam, including the pertinent cranial nerves. Each region is identified in a systematic manner, including an image of the area and identification of structures. Additionally, the steps are concisely presented, identifying possible findings and corresponding images of pathology.
Clark N, Sandow P. Comprehensive Oral Cancer Examination of the Extra-oral and Intra-oral Regions of the Head and Neck . MedEdPORTAL; 2012. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9201
- To be able to perform a complete extra-oral and intraoral examination in a systematic manner.
- To be able to specifically name normal anatomical structures of the extra-oral and intraoral regions.
- To be able to identify what to look for in each region of the extra-oral and intraoral examination.
- To be able to identify possible findings in each region of the extra-oral and intraoral examination.
- Cancer, Screening, Lymph Nodes (MeSH), Mouth (MeSH), Head and Neck Neoplasms (MeSH), Carcinogens (MeSH), Squamous Cell Carcinoma (MeSH)
- Family Medicine
- Clinical Exam
- Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
- Physical Diagnosis
- Patient Care
- Systems-based Practice
- Clinical Sciences
- Clinical Exam
- Evaluation of Clinical Performance
- Instructional Materials/Methods
- Oral Health
- Gastrointestinal system
- Professional School
- Dental Student
- Medical Student
- Independent Study
- Standardized Patient
Authors & Co-Authors
Nereyda Polo Clark, DMD
University of Florida College of Dentistry - Restorative Dental Sciences
Pamela R. Sandow, DMD
University of Florida College of Dentistry - Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences
Sponsorship or Funding Source
Southeast Center for Research to Reduce Disparities in Oral Health
NIH Partially supported by U54DE019261
Effectiveness and Significance
The tutorial, Comprehensive Oral Cancer Examination of the Extra-oral and Intra-oral Regions of the Head and Neck assists dental, allied health students and medical students with the oral cancer examination process. With the concurrent project, "Building Oral Health Capacity in Medical Education", this tutorial and downloadable video is a excellent supplement to the education currently being develop.
The tutorial can also be used as a follow along handout in the preclinical setting when practicing the examination.
Special Implementation Guidelines or Requirements
The tutorial can be used alone, supplemented with lectures from each school or college. It also closely follows the readily available video developed by the Oral Cancer Screening Task Force of the American College of Prosthodontists. ACP has launched on YouTube the ACProsthodontist's Channel and has included this video. URL is http://www.youtube.com/user/ACProsthodontists?blend=18&ob=5#p/a/u/5/TrquHxrOF7E
While viewing the video, the students appreciated not having to take copious notes since the video has significant information. The tutorial also allowed them to add additional comments to their own handout. When the students went to the preclinic practice session, they had a thorough handout which they could refer to as they examined the structures. Additionally, when testing the students a year later on the oral cancer screening procedure, their retention was 90%.
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