intraoral radiograph anatomy


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, […]


Anatomy Monday: Zygomatic Process of the Maxilla 5

This week’s anatomy is a fun one that I enjoy quizzing the students on when doing interpretations with them in the clinic, granted they may not think it’s fun when their mind goes blank on the answer. For starters when identifying the zygomatic process of the maxilla it is important […]


Anatomy Monday: Lateral Fossa / Incisive Fossa / Canine Fossa

Today’s anatomy is by request for the lateral fossa also known as the incisive fossa and canine fossa.  The lateral fossa is  depression of the maxilla around the root of the maxillary lateral incisors.  It presents as a diffuse radiolucent area around the root of the lateral incisor. It is […]


Anatomy Monday: Incisive Foramen

Last week I showed the superior foramina of the nasopalatine canal and this week is the inferior foramen; the incisive foramen.  The incisive foramen presents as a round to ovoid radiolucent entity between the maxillary central incisors.  When the width of the incisive foramen is 10 mm (1 cm) or […]