Clinical Assessment of Infant Anatomy


Assess oral anatomy.

  • State the definition for at least 10 terms as related to the intraoral or extra oral cavity.
  • Given a text-only description of a photo, distinguish normal from abnormal findings of various parts of the intraoral or extraoral structures in the infant.
  • Give a brief description of the main function of various structures including the lips, tongue, alveolar ridge, lingual frenulum, buccal pads, and palates.
  • Recognize indicators that the infant should be referred to a medical or other health professional.
  • Determine if the infant is exhibiting reflexes as would be expected for his age.

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