Most Common Sites of Some Important Pathologies : Oral Cancer, Cysts, Tumors etc.

Condition Most Common Site
Enameloma Bifurcation and trifurcation of maxillary posterior teeth
  • Composite compound odontoma
  • Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor
  • Squamous odontogenic tumor
Anterior maxilla
Composite Complex Odontoma Posterior maxilla
Pleomorphic adenoma Parotid gland
Epstein pearls Along the median raphe of the hard palate
Bohn's nodules Most numerous along the junction of the hard and soft palate
Static bone cyst / Stafne's bone cyst / Developmental lingual mandibular salivary gland depression Below the mandibular canal
Traumatic or hemorrhagic or idiopathic bone cyst Above the mandibular canal

Condition Most Common Site
Torus Palatinus Midline of palate
Torus Mandibularis Lingual Surface of mandible above the mylohyoid line, opposite the bicuspid teeth
Branchial cleft cyst Lateral aspect of the neck
Thyroglossal cyst Midline of neck region
Median Anterior Maxillary Cyst
(Nasopalatine duct cyst or incisive canal cyst)
Between central incisors
Globulomaxillary cyst Between the roots of the lateral incisor and canine
Fordyce's granules Bilaterally on the buccal mucosa opposite the molar teeth
Leukoplakia Buccal mucosa and commisures
Dentigerous cyst
  • Maxillary and mandibular posterior area
  • Maxillary cuspid area
  • Ameloblastoma
  • Pindborg tumor
  • Odontogenic Keratocyst
Mandibular molar-ramus area
Lateral periodontal cyst Mandibular bicuspid-cuspid area
  • Granular cell myoblastoma
  • Papilloma
Oral Carcinoma Lower lip followed by tongue
  • Keratoacanthoma
  • Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
Basal cell carcinoma Middle third of face
Eruption sequestrum is commonly associated with First permanent molar