Oral lesions in a Jordanian population.


Darwazeh AM. Pillai K.



International Dental Journal. 48(2):84-8, 1998 Apr




Since there is little information available on the prevalence of oral lesions in the Middle East population generally, and no data on the Jordanian population, this study was undertaken to correct this deficiency in our knowledge. During this investigation 2175 consecutive asymptomatic dental patients attending the Initial Treatment Unit in the Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology were examined for the presence of oral lesions. A total of 30 different oral lesions and conditions were diagnosed. Fordyce's granules and tori were the most common conditions diagnosed in 49 per cent and 15.7 per cent of the subjects respectively. Larger scale studies are required on an unselected group of the Jordanian population to assess the overall significance of the findings.


Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.