The astute dental professional is able to recognize oral abnormalities as well as an array of other conditions affecting the oral cavity. The importance of a thorough intra/extra-oral exam and screening of all patients for oral abnormalities is an essential part of everyday clinical practice. Identifying areas of concern, clinical appearance, etiology and proper documentation are all key aspects of early detection. Interdisciplinary communication between the general dentist, registered dental hygienist, specialist and physician are paramount in the evaluation and treatment of oral abnormalities. A highlight of this program will be patient communication to insure appropriate treatment planning and therapeutic options for optimal treatment outcomes.