pantomograph 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: Gubernaculum Dentis 2

This week I have a case of anatomy that I more commonly see on CBCT images but have occasionally come across on 2D radiographs; the gubernaculum dentis. The gubernaculum dentis is a canal of connective tissue from a developing tooth bud to the overlying mucosa. It presents as a radiolucent […]

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 […]