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Anatomy for Dental Students


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Section I: Introduction and developmental anatomy 1: The study of anatomy 2: The locomotor system 3: The nervous system 4: The circulatory system 5: The respitory system 6: The gastrointestinal system 7: Skin and fascia 8: Embryonic development - the first few weeks Section II: The thorax 9: Surface anatomy of the thorax 10: The thoracic wall and diaphragm 11: The lower respiratory tract and its role in ventilation 12: The heart, pericardium, and mediastinum 13: Development of the heart, circulatory, and respiratory systems Section III: The central nervous system 14: Introduction to the central nervous system 15: The structure of the central nervous system 16: Major sensory and motor systems 17: The autonomic nervous system 18: The cranial nerves 19: Development of the central nervous system Section IV: Head and neck 20: Introduction and surface anatomy 21: Embryology of head and neck 22: The skull 23: The face and superficial tissues of the neck 24: The temporomandibular joints, muscles of mastication, and infratemporal and pterygoplatine fossae 25: Oral cavity 26: Mastication 27: The nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses 28: The pharynx, soft palate, and larynx 29: Swallowing and speech 30: The orbit 31: Radiological anatomy of the oral cavity 32: Embryology of the face, palate, and nose 33: Development, growth, and age changes of the skull and jaws

About the Author

Martin Atkinson is Professor of Dental Anatomy Education at Sheffield where he has been responsible for the design and delivery of the first Bachelor of Dental Surgery course with special emphasis on dental and oral anatomy. During his career, Martin has acquired considerable experience and expertise in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and assessment. Martin has authored and contributed to several dentistry and anatomy textbooks and multimedia learning packages.


`Review from previous edition An excellent book... written clearly by teachers who understand the specialised needs of dental students in anatomy.' International Dental Journal `This is a very practical and comprehensive book for dental anatomy, giving a complete overview of the subject, rather concise in certain difficult area of the subject like neuroanatomy, a good introductory book for dental student which I recommend strongly. ' Amazon review `Anatomy textbooks can often be overbearing with pages of either non-stop text or illustrations but this book has struck a good balance with providing the right ratio of information in various formats... By focusing on development and structure of head and neck anatomy this book is perfectly suited to its intended audience, the undergraduate dental student. It also acts as a good recap for the postgraduate clinician. Overall, I found this book very enjoyable and easy to read. As it is an extremely user-friendly text Id have no hesitation in recommending it to others and feel it would be well-placed in the collection of any aspiring dentist.' J. Flexen, for British Dental Journal, July 2013

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