The oral cavity is a small area but has a large number of
tissue types. It is subjected to both systemic and local inﬂuences
and is at the beginning of the upper aero-digestive
tract. In this overview I will focus on a range of commoner
diseases. The lecture will cover traumatic lesions, common
infections, oral allergies, oral Lichen Planus and dysplastic
& malignant disease.