Head and Neck Anatomy: The Skeletal Structures

Could you benefit from a review of the skeletal structures of the head and neck? Would you like to refresh your knowledge of important anatomical features as they relate to specific dental procedures you provide?

This self-instructional package focuses on the skeletal structures of the head and neck and was designed as a review for all members of the dental team.


Upon completion of this course you will know how to:

  • locate cranial and facial bones and some aspects of these bones relevant to dental procedures, such as sinuses, sutures, foramina, protuberances and processes.
  • identify components of the temporomandibular joint.
  • identify major bones and some of their aspects on radiographs on a normal patient.

Who Should Enroll

Dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists and dental assistants who would like a review of the skeletal structures of the head and neck and their relevance to the dental services you provide. 

Educational Methods

Self-guided instruction via written materials including pre-test, manual, radiologic photo packet and post-test.

Original release date: 1982. Due to the educational nature of the material, course content remains current.

Materials provided

  • pre-test
  • manual/workbook (yours to keep)
  • radiologic photo packet for viewing (to be returned along with the course evaluation in order to receive the post-test)
  • post-test must be completed and returned to CDE for review and issuance of credit
  • course evaluation

Time limit

A three-week time limit has been set for use of the photo packet. A fee of $5.00 will be assessed if the photo packet is not returned to Continuing Dental Education within 21 days of your receipt of the course materials.

Cancellation policy

A refund of the fee(s) minus a $25 processing fee will be made if course materials are returned, unused, within three weeks of the date the package is shipped. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing of all refunds. 

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5 hours

Minnesota Credits
5 fundamental

Course Number