Clinical Oral Anatomy PDF – A Comprehensive Review for Dental Practitioners and Researchers

Clinical Oral Anatomy PDF



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Preface

Oral anatomy provides the basis for oral diagnosis, treatment, and care. A firm understanding of anatomical structures and their spatial relationships is critical for all dental specialists to remedy patient maladies and ensure holistic health. Recent innovations in dental research have provided far greater anatomical resolution and information than was previously available. The dental sciences have witnessed an explosion of scientific investigation over the recent years with a dizzying array of new data to improve all aspects of clinical dentistry. With such a dramatic increase in information, reduction in curricular time for craniofacial anatomy is inevitable. However, curriculum reduction belies a fundamental fact – to achieve successful diagnosis and treatment, the practitioner must learn and understand basic oral anatomical relationships. An anatomical knowledge base must be portable and translatable in the clinic in spite of reduced instructional time. We believe that there is a need for an oral anatomy textbook that provides fundamental information in a descriptive fashion but also utilizes a presentation style that enables the interested reader to effectively obtain anatomical information required to understand clinical intervention. Thus, we have written a textbook that focuses on fundamental anatomical relationships presented in a concise fashion so that the most relevant information can be found rapidly and reliably. We have endeavored to address the most important anatomical information in various presentation styles, enabling the interested reader to either read sequentially or utilize the book as a reference and identify information for a specific purpose.
Clinical Oral Anatomy: A Comprehensive Review for Dental Practitioners and Researchers concentrates on the oral cavity and structures that are directly contiguous. Detailed descriptions are provided, focusing on spatial relationships among anatomical structures that are particularly compelling for the clinician. The descriptions are written to be direct and informative, ensuring that the reader comprehends the information as efficiently as possible.
The written descriptions of oral anatomy are accompanied by elegantly simple illustrations that are designed to reflect critical relationships in a visual fashion that emphasizes ease of use and understanding. The illustrations and captions have been devised in a manner that should enable the reader to understand the corresponding anatomical relationship without necessarily reading the full text. Additionally, detailed cadaveric dissections were undertaken to emphasize anatomical relationships in situ. In addition to the information provided in textual form, this book also is intended to serve as an anatomical atlas.
Knowledge of anatomical variation of the oral region is critical for understanding symptoms, interpreting images, planning treatment, and providing operative management. A significant number of malpractice cases have resulted directly from a misunderstanding of anatomical variation. Sadly, near fatal and in some cases fatal complications arise due to a lack of appreciation of atypical anatomy. There are likely genetic and ethnic components to the preponderance of certain variations in specific populations. We have attempted to incorporate reports of anatomical variation patterns and occurrence with the intention of providing a reference source for the student and practicing clinician. In addition to qualitative descriptions of reported variations, we have painstakingly delineated quantitative descriptions of variants so that the reader has access to the most complete information regarding possible variations within their own clinical context.


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