The physical examination.

G. T. Terezhalmy, P. T. McDavid

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The physical examination begins as soon as the patient enters the operatory and continues throughout the various stages of the diagnostic process. It includes an evaluation of the vital signs, head and neck, and other areas of the body readily observed by the astute clinician, and the structures of the oral cavity. A deliberate and systematic examination will permit the clinician maximum opportunity to detect and identify irregularities and abnormalities that will increase or decrease the diagnostic options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-379
Number of pages11
JournalDental clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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