The Oral Pathology Differential Diagnosis Machine

The only oral pathology resource you need to figure out that tricky differential diagnosis. Built for dentists and dental hygienists, the oral pathology machine organizes all that dental pathology that you once learned in school.

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But first, Here's how it works...
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Perform your Clinical Exam

This guide is organized according to how you would perform a normal clinical exam. You have the option of skipping to diagnoses based on location including: extraoral, tongue, floor of mouth, buccal mucosa, gingiva or vestibule, and generalized.

Note: Should your patient have a known systemic disease (diabetes, Crohn's disease, iron deficiency, etc.), you may also skip to review specific oral manifestations associated with the disease.
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Determine the color and/or presentation

Examples of presentation categories include:

Lumps and Bumps Autoimmune Inflammatory Infectious papillary Growths Ulcerations skin lesions midline neck bumps lateral neck bumps EpitheliaL Lesions Pigmented Lesions
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GEt your Differential Diagnosis

Many pathology findings NEED to referred. This guide will allow you to provide a strong differential diagnosis both to your specialist and in your clinical note.

"My differential diagnosis includes..."
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Review Your Consults

For each diagnosis, you may click to see insight from the specialists (where applicable).

Pathology Consult Radiology Consult Oral surgery consult oral Medicine consult
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Dive Deeper

We hope to provide you as much clinically applicable information as possible. For each diagnosis you may review:

Associated Literature Clinical Pearls Terms to describe what should I tell my Patient?

Each individual case and patient is different. This guide is to Serve as supplementary clinical tool in your armamentarium. All suspected pathology should receive appropriate referral, work up, imaging, lab tests, and biopsies as indicated. If you are unsure, refer.

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