Head and Neck Anatomy: Part I – Bony Structures

Head and Neck Anatomy: Part I – Bony Structures (ce591) - Introduction
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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)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

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


  • 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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