Continuing Professional Development: Recognising oral and facial conditions

OverviewThis Continuing Professional Development (CPD) article will focus on conditions which may affect the face and oral cavity. It will provide an outline of each condition and consider the possible cause or origin. Finally, it will discuss how to recognise when presentations warrant immediate medical admission, or can be referred to other healthcare practitioners in the community setting.Learning OutcomesAfter completing this module you should be able to:Understand a number of conditions surrounding the face and oral cavity.Describe the possible aetiologies associated with the development of these conditions.Recognise when presentations require immediate medical admission or can be referred to other healthcare practitioners in the community setting.

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