Chapter 1 Normal Anatomy
Look at the figure(s) and identify the indicated anatomic structures. First try to identify the structure from memory. If that does not work, go to the answer page at the end of the book for the answer.
Each of these figures consists of a custom drawing on the left (part A) and the corresponding intraoral radiograph on the right (part B). These drawings have been created to avoid placing arrows and numbers on the radiograph itself. Because in the clinical situation the radiographs do not come with the clutter, distraction, or obscurity of structures caused by arrows, the author and the artist David Baker have created this format to enhance the learning process.
Examples with film sizes both #1 and #2 are included for some areas such as the anterior regions. Variations, including children with developing and erupting teeth and edentulous patients, are illustrated.
Numerous examples of the same anatomic region have been included to habituate the student to the various combinations of presentations in which these anatomic structures appear. Also, repetition enhances the learning process and progressively instills confidence in the student.
For Figures 1-14 through 1-59, identify the indicated structures. Figure 1-16 begins in the maxillary anterior area; the remainder of the figures proceed posteriorly, then to the mandibular anterior area, and end in the posterior region.