Head & Neck Dissection in Clinical Dental Practice - CADAVER LAB

Head & Neck Dissection in Clinical Dental Practice - CADAVER LAB

Regular price$499.00

  • Multiple Courses Offered
Course Description:

Join Dr. Joe Iwanaga DDS, PhD, for an immersive half-day course in gross anatomy dissection focused on key structures relevant to clinical dental practice. Participants will have the unique opportunity to dissect fresh cadaveric specimens under the expert guidance of Dr. Iwanaga, gaining hands-on experience in exploring the intricacies of masticatory muscles, temporomandibular joint, floor of the mouth, facial artery in the oral cavity, retromolar area, palate, mental nerve, and more. Throughout the session, Dr. Iwanaga will seamlessly integrate anatomical insights with clinical applications, providing a comprehensive understanding of how anatomical knowledge informs dental practice.

Course Details:
  • Dates: September 29th, 2024 (Sunday)
  • Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Location: BDG Think Tank - 2101 South Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146
  • Speaker: Dr. Joe Iwanaga DDS, PhD
  • CEs: 4

Note: Please be aware that the same cadaver specimens will be used for both the Zygoma Course lab on 9/28 and the dissection lab on 9/29. Additionally, depending on class size, there may be 2-3 students per specimen.

Course Objectives:
  1. Introduction to Gross Anatomy Dissection
    - Overview of the course objectives and structure
    - Introduction to fresh cadaveric specimens

    2. Demonstration by Dr. Joe Iwanaga DDS, PhD
    - Detailed demonstration of anatomical structures of interest
    - Explanation of dissection techniques and best practices

    3. Hands-on Dissection Session
    - Supervised dissection of masticatory muscles
    - Exploration of the temporomandibular joint and surrounding structures
    - Dissection of the floor of the mouth and identification of key landmarks
    - Examination of the facial artery in the oral cavity and its clinical relevance
    - Dissection of the retromolar area and palate

    4. Integration of Anatomy with Clinical Dental Practice
    - Discussion on the clinical significance of dissected structures
    - Exploration of how anatomical knowledge informs dental procedures
    - Case studies illustrating the integration of anatomy in dental practice

    5. Conclusion and Q&A
    - Summary of key learnings
    - Open forum for questions and discussion with Dr. Iwanaga
    - Closing remarks and course evaluation

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