Head and Neck Anatomy: Part I – Bony Structures
COURSE NUMBER: 591
Larry LoPresti, DMD
This course presents foundational facts and concepts regarding bony structures of the head and neck including the cranial bones (neurocranium) facial bones (viscerocranial bones) and their related openings, features and muscle attachments. ...
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This course presents foundational facts and concepts regarding bony structures of the head and neck including the cranial bones (neurocranium) facial bones (viscerocranial bones) and their related openings, features and muscle attachments. It is essential for the dental professional to understand normal appearance and function as well as important landmarks during clinical examinations, when administering local anesthesia or for recognition of deviations of normal in identifying various medical conditions. This course will also cover the types of joints in the head and neck and the significance of their structure to normal function.
Please note this is Part I of a three-part series. To gain the full benefit of the concepts covered in this course, be sure to read Head and Neck Anatomy: Part II – Musculature (CE597) and Part III - Cranial Nerves (CE598)
While this course presents basic facts and concepts of head and neck anatomy it is not intended to replace an in-depth study of anatomy but is a guide to review the basics of anatomy as it relates to the dental field and assist the dental professional to recognize the normal anatomy of the head and neck. Muscles and nerves play a key role in many pathological conditions. As muscles are attached to the bones and the nerves pass through passages in the bones, the skeletal system provides fixed landmarks to describe symptoms even if not a source of the pathology. Various medical conditions first present in the head and neck as deviations of normal. Understanding important landmarks and anatomy are key to providing proper care and diagnosis. Part 1 of this 3-part series reviews the bony structures of the skull.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students
Date Course Online:
Jan 27, 2022
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Course Expiration Date:
Jan 26, 2025
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Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Possess foundational knowledge of the bony structures of the head and neck.
- Identify important anatomic landmarks of the bones of the head and neck.
- Understand the types of joints in the head and neck and the significance of their structure to normal function.
- P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
- Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.
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Approved PACE Program Provider
THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027
Provider ID# 211886
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Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.