Netter’s Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry is a text/atlas written to help dental students and professionals learn and review head and neck anatomy. Designed for firstyear dental students, it also serves to teach anatomy to students of dental hygiene as well as a review for the practicing clinician. The head and neck comprise the foundation for dental anatomical study. The many small, inter-related structures are not easily observable, which makes head and neck anatomy one of the most difficult disciplines for students to master.
This second edition has three major additions from the first edition.
First is the inclusion of an introductory chapter on upper limb, thorax, and abdomen. These sections are included in dental school courses of gross anatomy, and it was a goal to create one book that would fully cover head and neck anatomy but also provide the basic anatomy needed to successfully complete the upper limb, thorax, and abdomen portions of an anatomy course. The second addition is the inclusion of over 20 radiographic images to complement the anatomy illustrations throughout the text.
Radiology is an important part of the education of dental students and it is a natural addition to any anatomy text. The third addition is the inclusion of review questions that cover all of the chapters in the text. The multiple-choice questions are designed to serve as a review for the reader.
To understand the clinical significance of an anatomical concept is to understand the anatomy. It is with that in mind that a series of clinical correlates that relate to dentistry are provided at the end every chapter. Many anatomical topics covered in head and neck courses have been expanded especially for this text. A chapter has been dedicated to the temporomandibular joint. In the chapter on the oral cavity, more information has been provided for the reader on such topics as dentition. Chapters on the development of the head and neck and basic neuroscience are included to help connect with other related anatomical areas. A chapter on intraoral injections is included to help teach and reinforce an area often overlooked. The intent of these chapters is to provide the reader with a brief overview of important concepts related to head and neck anatomy.
A superb team of medical illustrators created new art to complement the anatomical illustrations of Dr. Frank H. Netter, which resulted in a more complete learning tool.
Essential information is presented in tables and brief text that are integrated with the Netter art to help bridge gaps and augment the readers’ knowledge of head and neck anatomy.
Netter’s Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry is for those in all stages of the dental profession. My hope is that this book will provide an essential resource to readers in helping them to learn and appreciate the complex anatomy of the head and neck.
CHAPTER 1: DEVELOPMENT OF THE HEAD AND NECK
CHAPTER 2: OSTEOLOGY
CHAPTER 3: BASIC NEUROANATOMY AND CRANIAL NERVES
CHAPTER 4: THE NECK
CHAPTER 5: SCALP AND MUSCLES OF FACIAL EXPRESSION
CHAPTER 6: PAROTID BED AND GLAND
CHAPTER 7: TEMPORAL AND INFRATEMPORAL FOSSAE
CHAPTER 8: MUSCLES OF MASTICATION
CHAPTER 9: TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT
CHAPTER 10: PTERYGOPALATINE FOSSA
CHAPTER 11: NOSE AND NASAL CAVITY
CHAPTER 12: PARANASAL SINUSES
CHAPTER 13: ORAL CAVITY
CHAPTER 14: TONGUE
CHAPTER 15: PHARYNX
CHAPTER 16: LARYNX
CHAPTER 17: CERVICAL FASCIA
CHAPTER 18: EAR
CHAPTER 19: EYE AND ORBIT
CHAPTER 20: AUTONOMICS OF THE HEAD AND NECK
CHAPTER 21: INTRAORAL INJECTIONS
CHAPTER 22: INTRODUCTION TO THE UPPER LIMB, BACK, THORAX, AND ABDOMEN
Appendix A: Questions and Answers
Appendix B: Lymphatics
Title: Netter’s Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry
Edition: 2nd Edition
Author: Neil S. Norton