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Head and Neck Anatomy: Part II – Musculature (ce597) - Introduction

Head and Neck Anatomy: Part II – Musculature

COURSE NUMBER: 597

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Apr 4, 2022

  • Last Revision Date:

    NA

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Apr 3, 2025

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    10

Learning Objectives

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.

Disclaimers

  • 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.

Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. LoPresti reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course. He has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Submission Information

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission For credit transfers to appear in your AGD account in real time, make sure to add your AGD membership number in the field provided on the “Share Your Test Score” page.


CE Broker For all states that use CE Broker for licensure, “proof of completions” are electronically reported the first of every month. If a course was taken in November, the “proof of completion” will be submitted the beginning of December.

Recognition

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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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AADH Approved Program Provider

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.