A mild electric shock applied to the lower lip was used to elicit reliable evoked potentials from the trigeminal nerve in 50 normal adults who ranged in age from 20 to 69 years. The waveforms were morphologically similar to those observed with invasive procedures. No substantial effects for subject age, side of stimulation, or recording electrode were obtained for any of the individual trigeminal evoked potential amplitudes or latencies. Female subjects tended to have somewhat larger amplitudes and shorter latencies than male subjects. The results suggest that non-invasive procedures produce reliable evoked potential measures of trigeminal nerve function for patients of all ages.