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Anatomical Variations in Clinical Dentistry

  • Joe Iwanaga
  • R. Shane Tubbs

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Anatomical Variations from the Point of view of Clinical Practitioners

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Charles S. Solomon, Sahng G. Kim
      Pages 17-24
  3. Mandible

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Iwona M. Tomaszewska, Matthew J. Graves, Marcin Lipski, Jerzy A. Walocha
      Pages 27-39
    3. Puhan He, Mindy K. Truong, Shogo Kikuta
      Pages 41-57
    4. Joe Iwanaga, Paul J. Choi
      Pages 59-71
    5. Soichiro Ibaragi
      Pages 73-79
  4. Maxillary Sinus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Katsuichiro Maruo, Charlotte Wilson, Joe Iwanaga
      Pages 83-92
    3. Iwona M. Tomaszewska, Patrick Popieluszko, Krzysztof A. Tomaszewski, Jerzy A. Walocha
      Pages 93-103
  5. Hard Palate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Iwona M. Tomaszewska, Patrick Popieluszko, Krzysztof A. Tomaszewski, Jerzy A. Walocha
      Pages 107-116
    3. Iwona M. Tomaszewska, Patrick Popieluszko, Krzysztof A. Tomaszewski, Jerzy A. Walocha
      Pages 117-123
    4. Tatsuo Okui
      Pages 125-134
  6. Lingual Plate and Oral Floor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Norie Yoshioka
      Pages 147-155

About this book


This excellently illustrated book aims to equip dentists, oral surgeons, and trainees with the detailed knowledge of anatomical variations in the oral region that is now required for optimal daily clinical practice. The book opens with an introductory section on anatomical variations from the point of view of different clinical practitioners – oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, and endodontists. The newest anatomical knowledge and variations are then presented in turn for the mandible, maxillary sinus, hard palate, floor of the mouth, lips, temporomandibular joint, and teeth. In each chapter, clinical annotations are included in order to enhance understanding of the relationships between surgery and anatomy. The internationally renowned authors have been carefully selected for their expertise in the topics that they discuss. Anatomical Variations in Clinical Dentistry will be invaluable for general dentists, endodontists, periodontists, and implantologists and will also be an asset for anatomists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists, dental students, and dental hygienists.


Anatomy of the oral cavity Oral surgical anatomy Endodontic variations Periodontic variations Anatomy of dental structures

Editors and affiliations

  • Joe Iwanaga
    • 1
  • R. Shane Tubbs
    • 2
  1. 1.Seattle Science FoundationSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Seattle Science FoundationSeattleUSA

About the editors

Joe Iwanaga, DDS, PhD, is a Senior Researcher at the Seattle Science Foundation, Seattle, WA, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy at Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. He has also been a visiting professor at St. George’s University in Grenada. Dr. Iwanaga graduated from Tokyo Medical and Dental University, School of Dentistry and completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the Kurume University Hospital in Kurume. He has expertise in both oral and maxillofacial surgery and clinical anatomy, and his research and surgical focus is on anatomical variations and microsurgical anatomy. He has delivered numerous presentations and is the author of over 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Iwanaga serves on multiple editorial boards and as an AACA Co-editor for the Journal, Clinical Anatomy. He has authored a chapter for the upcoming 42nd edition of Gray’s Anatomy and acted as an international advisory board member of the 7th editions of Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy.

R. Shane Tubbs, MS, PA-C, PhD, is Professor, Chief Scientific Officer, and Vice President at the Seattle Science Foundation, Seattle, WA, USA. He holds professorships at St. George’s University, School of Medicine, Grenada, University of Dundee, UK, Vanderbilt University, and the Institute for Systems Biology, WA. Dr. Tubbs is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Clinical Anatomy and is an editorial board member for various other journals.  He has edited the 41st and 42nd editions of Gray’s Anatomy and the 5th to 7th editions of Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy. Dr. Tubbs is chair of the Federative International Committee for Scientific Publications (FICSP) of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA). He has authored more than 1,400 peer-reviewed articles and many books including Bergman’s Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation and Nerves and Nerve Injuries volumes 1 and 2.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Anatomical Variations in Clinical Dentistry
  • Editors Joe Iwanaga
    R. Shane Tubbs
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-97960-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-97961-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 247
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 131 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dentistry
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