It sounds like a weird question to ask, but we’re serious. With our hands-on dissection course, you can dissect your own cadaver head. This is helpful because hands-on learning is one of the best ways to remember how to perform a procedure and we want to make sure you are learning in the best way possible. But spaces are limited if you want to join us May 6-7, so sign up today! 

What will be discussed?

During this hands-on dissection course, we will be covering a lot. In particular, dissection of the different structures will include:

  • Pharyngeal muscles.
  • Palate and soft palate.
  • Maxillary sinus and pterygopalatine fossa.
  • Muscles of facial expression and facial nerve.
  • Neck, carotid artery and maxilliary artery.
  • Infraorbital and mental nerves.
  • Muscles of mastication.
  • Temporomandibular joint.
  • Inferior alveolar nerve.
  • And more!

What are the course objectives?

There’s a lot to learn in general, but we will focus on the following areas during our two days together:

  • Visualization of the TM joint’s anatomy and observe the motion of the condyle and the disc.
  • Observation of actual obstruction of the airway.
  • Examination and dissection of the muscles which comprise the airway.
  • Each student will have his or her own cadaver to dissect.
  • Visualization and observation of injection techniques that are taught in the mini residency program and their anatomical basis.
  • Examination, in detail, of the brain to understand the numerous areas which are involved in both pain perception and the complex process of sleep.
  • Dissection of structures that contribute to craniofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders.

Join Wesley E. Shankland, DDS, for a two-day course May 6-7 in Atlanta to learn more about dissection. Hurry, though, because spaces are limited!