The Anatomical Basis of Dentistry - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780323068079, 9780323168649

The Anatomical Basis of Dentistry

3rd Edition

Authors: Bernard Liebgott
eBook ISBN: 9780323168649
eBook ISBN: 9780323075930
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 10th November 2009
Page Count: 528

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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.

Key Features

  • A focus on core information specifically highlights the regions of the head and neck along with the abdomen and thorax, serving as a foundation for the other basic sciences and for subsequent clinical courses.
  • Coverage of applied anatomy draws correlations between the basic science of anatomy and clinical practice of dentistry.
  • General Concepts chapter includes anatomical terminology and provides a general description of each body system in preparation for the regional anatomy topics that follow.
  • A regional approach reflects the order in which the regions are commonly taught, by showing structures representing several systems -- which parallels the manner in which structures are encountered in patients.
  • Full-color cadaver dissection photos clearly depict the location of anatomic structures, showing anatomical details impossible to view in clinical examination.
  • Chapters on limbs provide a more complete picture of the body, covering areas that may be possible sites for intravenous and intramuscular injections.
  • Applied Anatomy chapter relates anatomy to the clinical practice of dentistry, covering topics such as the anatomy of local anesthesia, imaging (including intraoral, extraoral, and MRI), fractures of the face, and the spread of dental infection.
  • Clinical Notes boxes relate basic science concepts to actual scenarios that may be encountered in clinical practice.
  • Review questions in multiple-choice format help you assess your understanding and provide good preparation for the NBDE.

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



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About the Author

Bernard Liebgott

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery, Division of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada