Head and Neck Anatomy and
Anatomical Consideration in Implant Surgery

This course reviews aspects of head and neck anatomy fundamental to the practice of dentistry, approached from a functional perspective with emphasis on common anatomical variations, pertinent anomalies and clinical applications.

Topics to be covered:
  • Osteology of the skull and development of the facial/cranial framework.
  • Anatomy of face and salivary glands: trigeminal and facial nerves, autonomic nerve supply and their embryologic origins.
  • Anatomy of local anesthesia and injection techniques.
  • Anatomy of chewing: muscles of mastication, TMJ, and fundamental biomechanics, including TMD.
  • Anatomy of the oral cavity: palates, floor of mouth, tonsils, tongue; anatomical considerations for implant placement.
  • Anatomy of swallowing: tongue, palates and pharynx.
  • Anatomy of the airway: nasal cavity, sinuses, larynx, and respiratory tree; regarding obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Anatomy of the spread of infection: venous connections, lymphatics, fascial layers and spaces.
By the end of this course, you will better understand:
  • Basic anatomical relationships and landmarks that are key to accurate examination and evaluation.
  • Detailed anatomy of the face and head, and how function and disease/injury conditions relate to anatomy.
  • Anatomical considerations and variants to take into account when treatment planning placement of implant restorations.
  • Landmarks and anatomy for a wide range of local anesthesia injection techniques and a clearer understanding of potential complications.
  • Anatomical pathways and likely patterns of spread of infection or cancer metastases in head/neck region.
  • Possible causes and management considerations when assessing potential sleep apnea signs and symptoms.

Guest Speaker:
San Francisco, California

DR. ALAN BUDENZ is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and a Vice Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. He received his graduate degree in Anatomy from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his dental degree from the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Budenz has more than 35 years of general practice experience, has served as clinical group practice administrator and chair of the Department of Diagnostic and Emergency Services and is a general dentistry clinical floor instructor at Pacific, as well as having taught anatomy courses since 1984. Due to his background, he is well qualified to combine basic anatomical instruction with practical clinical applications for dentists and hygienists alike. He has lectured internationally on local anesthesia, oral medicine, cariology, and the anatomical basis of dentistry topics, and for thirteen consecutive years, from 2005 – present, has been recognized as an Annual Leader in Continuing Education by "Dentistry Today".

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Sunday, September 22, 2019
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (earn 8 credit hours)
at The Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
$215 for Dentists
Code: 20D0213

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