The Anatomical Basis of Dentistry


  • Bernard Liebgott, DDS, MScD, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery, Division of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Now in full color, The Anatomical Basis of Dentistry helps you master the essentials of gross anatomy! Complete, accurate coverage highlights the regions of the head and neck that are of clinical relevance. Core information provides a foundation of knowledge essential to providing a successful chairside experience for both you and the patient. Using a clear, accessible style, with practical Clinical Notes boxes, this book closely relates the basic science of applied anatomy to the clinical practice of dentistry.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2009
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09503-7

Table of Contents

1. General Concepts

The Study of Anatomy




Muscular System

Cardiovascular System

Nervous System,

Body Coverings, Body Cavities, and Fascia

2. The Back

Skeletal Parts

Surface Features of the Back

Spinal Cord

Muscles of the Back

3. The Thorax

Skeleton and Divisions

The Thoracic or Chest Wall

The Pleural Cavities and Lungs

The Mediastinum

4. The Abdomen, Pelvis, and Perineum

Skeleton and Subdivisions

The Abdominal Walls

Peritoneum and the Peritoneal Cavity

Blood and Nerve Supply to the Abdomen

The Abdominal Viscera

5. The Neck

Skeleton and Surface Anatomy

Coverings and Regions

The Anterior Triangle

The Posterior Triangle

The Root

The Suboccipital Region

The Prevertebral Region

6, The Skull




Postnatal Development

7. The Head by Regions

The Face and Scalp

The Contents of the Neurocranium

The Orbital Cavity

The Parotid Region

The Masticator Region

The Pterygopalatine Fossa

The Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Air Sinuses

The Oral Cavity

Structures and Areas of the Oral Cavity

The Pharynx

The Larynx

The Ear

8. Systemic Anatomy of the Head and Neck



Lymphatics and Lymph Nodes

Cranial Nerves and Cranial Autonomics

9. The Upper Limb


Joints, Movements, and Muscles



Nerve Supply: The Brachial Plexus

Arterial Supply

Venous Return

Lymphatic Drainage

10. The Lower Limb




Nerve Supply: The Lumbar and Sacral Plexuses

Arterial Supply

Venous Return


11. Applied Anatomy

Anatomy of Local Anesthesia


Fractures of the Face

Spread of Dental Infections

Answers to Review Questions