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Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry

Developed by Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in cooperation with eHuman

Tuition: $150 without CDE credits

Program Description

Head & Neck Anatomy for Dentistry is an all new resource developed by Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. This initial release is the first part of a growing encyclopedic resource covering human head and neck anatomy as it pertains to the practice of dentistry. This application brings together a number of resources including image libraries, presentations, videos, interactive self assessment, and brand new 3D content from eHuman Digital Anatomy.

This program includes extensive 3D anatomic resources, self-assessment quizzes with reference libraries, and games. Users can study and learn from the 3D resources, then use the quizzes with reference library to test the knowledge and visualization skills they have acquired through the use of the 3D resources. Uniquely designed games have been included to provide users with the ability to assess the speed and accuracy with which they can recall the visual information learned through the “3D Programs” and the “Quizzes with Reference Libraries”.

The program includes the following interactive sections: 1) skull osteology, 2) temporomandibular joint anatomy, 3) bony landmarks of the skull, 4) muscles and ligaments, 5) innervation, 6) arterial supply, 7) venous drainage; and 8) edentulous anatomy.

Within each section, there are interactive 3D programs that allow users to rotate, zoom, and pan 3D anatomic specimens derived from high resolution CT scans so they can visualize and learn critical relationships between the structures. There are also 3D animations and video clips that permit 3D navigation through objects, thereby seeing their cross-sectional form. As an example, in the Skull Osteology section the following 3D programs can be viewed: 1) Skull, Teeth, and Dental Pulps; 2) Exploding Skull; 3) Exploding Nasal Bones; 4) Exploding Orbital Bones; 4) Mandible; 5) Formina, Canals, Meatuses and Fissures; 6) Skull Sutures; 7) Child’s Skull; 8) Edentulous Skull; 9) Hyoid Bone; 10) Sinus Cavities; and 11) Inner Ear.

A unique feature of the program is the ability to 3-dimensionally view the temporomandibular joint and skull. Each of the individual components of the TMJ can be visualized and manipulated 3-dimensionally. The program also has the ability to “Build a Temporomandibular Joint”, a feature that allows users to view any of the hard or soft tissue components of the joint either singly or in combination with any number of the other components.

The “Quizzes with Reference Libraries” allow users to take the quiz and simultaneously access the reference library as needed to help answer the quiz. Alternately, users can study the reference library prior to taking the quiz. The Reference Library section of each quiz provides an extensive resource of visual and textual information.

See Advanced Educational Resources for more information.