If you are inexperienced in handling dental trauma patients, we recommend that you read the section “Examination of a traumatized patient”.

In order to reach the correct diagnosis for a patient, please use the  trauma pathfinder where you will be guided to the correct diagnosis by answering a series of yes/no questions based on clinical and radiographic findings.

Experienced practitioners and specialists

An experienced practitioner will typically have identified the diagnosis before logging on to the Dental Trauma Guide. In this case the treatment advice and prognosis page for the given injury can be accessed directly through the left side panel.