intraoral radiograph anatomy


Anatomy Monday: Canals on Intraoral Radiographs

Since a couple of weeks ago I went over foramina on intraoral radiographs (periapical radiographs and bitewings), I thought I’d keep on going with more and this time go over canals. There is 4 again with 2 in the maxilla and 2 in the mandible; however one of the two […]


Anatomy Monday: Foramina on Intraoral Radiographs 1

Today I thought I’d go with a little refresher of foramina visible on intraoral radiographs specifically periapical radiographs.  There will be a total of 4 I’m covering, 2 each in the maxilla and mandible.  So onto the maxilla first. Incisive Foramen The incisive foramen is the inferior opening of the […]


Anatomy Monday: Nasolabial Fold

Off to a fun anatomy to start the new year off and it’s been a while since I’ve shown a few more examples of this one. This one sometimes tricks a few people at first when trying to figure it out. This week is a soft tissue entity visible on both […]


Anatomy Monday: Zygomatic Process of the Maxilla

This anatomy can be tricky for some to visualize as its appearance is understood by knowing the direction of x rays and how they course through this process. So to try and show that I’m adding some 3D renderings from a CBCT scan. The zygomatic process of the maxilla appears […]


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 […]