Back to the Basics: Anatomical Considerations in Dentistry

Dr. Shayla Yoachim
Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Location: UNMC College of Dentistry & Live Stream via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Shayla Yoachim
Credits: 3 CE hours
Registration: REGISTER HERE
Virtual Check-in: 12:45pm
Class Time: 1:00pm - 4:15pm
Classification: Dental, Auxiliary
Fees: Dentist: $168 Auxiliary: $90



Speaker Biography: 

Dr. Yoachim is an anatomist and assistant professor in the Department of Oral Biology at UNMC College of Dentistry. She received her Ph.D. in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Anatomy and completed an Anatomy Teaching Track program at UNMC. She has been teaching Gross Anatomy and Head & Neck Anatomy to health professional students for the past eight years, and is active in both biomedical & educational research. She is a member of the Nebraska Anatomical Board and the current chair of the ADEA Anatomical Sciences section.

No relevant financial relationships exist.

Back to the Basics: Anatomical Considerations in Dentistry

Course Description:

This course is for dentists, hygienists, and assistants who wish to review the anatomical basis of dental practice. The first segment of the session will review the key osteology of the cranium, the musculature/neurovasculature of the face and associated structures, and highlight crucial fascial spaces important for predicting the likely spread of dental infection/metastasis. Next, we will revisit the TMJ, Infratemporal fossa, and Trigeminal nerve using a clinically-focused approach including use of simulation manikins for dental injections. Finally, participants will review the cranial nerves and clinically assess the integrity of each using an interactive living anatomy approach. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this session, attendees will better understand:

Method of teaching: Lecture/discussion

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.