History Taking and Physical Examination for Orofacial Disorders

  • David Ojeda DíazEmail author
  • Thomas P. Sollecito


Orofacial disorders comprise a large range of different conditions affecting the head and neck region. Due to the complexity of the anatomy, physiology and functionality of multiple structures in a relatively small anatomic area, the clinical assessment could be really challenging. In this chapter, we will discuss a systematic way to conduct a history and physical examination to assess various orofacial disorders and successfully reach a diagnosis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral Medicine, Penn School of Dental MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Oral Medicine, Penn School of Dental Medicine, Oral Medicine Division, Penn MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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