lateral cephalometric skull


Radiographic Technique: Lateral Cephalometric Skull Radiograph 7

This week and next I will be covering two extraoral radiographs made in dentistry. The first one is a lateral cephalometric skull radiograph which is commonly made for orthodontic purposes.  Here is how to position a patient for this radiograph. 1. Place the midsagittal plane of the patient parallel with […]


Lateral Cephalometric Skull Anatomy – Part VI

This is the final post and it will cover soft tissue anatomy seen on lateral cephalometric skull radiographs. Glabella (yellow dotted arrow) Nasion (white solid arrow) Pronasale (yellow solid arrow) Subnasale (black dotted arrow) Labrale superius (turquoise dotted arrow) Stomion (green solid arrow) Labrale inferius (turquoise solid arrow) Gnathion (white […]


Lateral Cephalometric Skull Anatomy – Part V

Today is all about the mandible. Condyle (black curved dotted line) Coronoid process (white triangular dotted line) Mandibular first molar (green oval) Infradentale (yellow dotted arrow) – Superior facial bone height near the level of the cemento-enamel junction of the mandibular incisors. B point (white solid arrow) – The posteriormost […]


Anatomy on Radiographs: Extraoral Radiographs (Lateral Cephalometric Skull) 2

This week is extraoral radiographs, specifically the lateral cephalometric skull radiograph.  This will be a short and sweet post only going over basic anatomy. I am not covering most of the anatomical landmarks used in orthodontics, but if you would like a post on this, please let me know and […]