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