Head and Neck Anatomy: Part II – Musculature
COURSE NUMBER: 597
Larry LoPresti, DMD
This course is an overview of the skeletal muscles of the head and neck. This course can be used as a reference for the locations and functions of the muscles of the head and neck that are important in dentistry. This is the second part of ...
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This course is an overview of the skeletal muscles of the head and neck. This course can be used as a reference for the locations and functions of the muscles of the head and neck that are important in dentistry. This is the second part of a three-part series including the bony structures of the head and neck and the cranial nerves.
The course is not intended to replace in-depth studying of anatomy but is a guide to review the basics of anatomy as it relates to the dental field. It is essential for all dental professionals to recognize the normal appearance and functions of the structures found in the head and neck. Beyond the teeth, muscles and neurological factors can play a role in symptoms that exist. 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.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students
Date Course Online:
Apr 4, 2022
Last Revision Date:
Course Expiration Date:
Apr 3, 2025
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Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Understand the basic structure of muscles and how they function.
- Possess foundational knowledge of the muscles of the head and neck.
- Identify the muscles of the head and neck.
- Identify the origin and insertion of each muscle in the head and neck.
- Identify the function of each muscle group and the individual muscles within it.
- 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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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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