intraoral radiograph anatomy


Anatomy Monday: Hamulus 6

The hamulus is always a fun find when I’m working with the students on interpretations as it really forces them to recall anatomy beyond just the maxilla and mandible.  The hamulus is a small bony hook that projects off the medial pterygoid plate of the sphenoid bone (that’s a tongue […]


Anatomy Monday: Top anatomy of 2013

Here are the most viewed Anatomy Monday posts of 2013. 5. Anterior nasal spine 4. Superior foramina of the nasopalatine canal 3. Nasolabial fold 2. Mental foramen 1. Incisive foramen If there are any other anatomical entities you’d like to see covered in the upcoming posts, please leave a comment […]


Anatomy Monday: Zygomatic Bone

Now that you know how to identify the zygomatic process of the maxilla it’s very easy to find the zygomatic bone.  The zygomatic bone presents as a well-defined radiopaque area directly lateral/distal to the zygomatic process of the maxilla. If you have any questions or comments about the zygomatic bone, […]