Squamous papillomas are exophytic masses of the oral cavity which are most often benign and asymptomatic. They are innocuous lesions that are neither transmissible nor threatening. As an oral lesion they raise concerns because of the clinical appearance, which may mimic an exophytic carcinoma. The pathogenesis is related to human papillomavirus but there is controversy regarding the viral origin. In this article two cases of squamous papilloma of the oral cavity are presented.