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Chapter 1: Basic Oral Anatomy
Introduction
Knowledge of the structures of the mouth, their locations, and nomenclature is important in helping children maintain good oral health. The ability to recognize normal from abnormal and to communicate that information to families and other health professionals will aid in education and provision of care.

This chapter will review key anatomic structures in the mouth and typical and atypical development of these structures.


Sections
1.
Lips
2.
Cheeks and Gums
3.
Palate and Tongue
4.
Floor of the Mouth and Salivary Glands
5.
Teeth
6.
Key Points
7.
Self-Assessment Questions
 
Upon chapter completion, participants will be able to:
 
1.
Recognize and properly label oral anatomic sites.
 
2.
Describe the location of a tooth lesion using the correct tooth name, letter or number designation, and surface label.
 
3.
Recall the layers of a tooth and their basic functions.

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