Anatomy of the Masticatory System

Clinical Application and Cadaver Dissection

Key Information

Saturday, April 16, 2016

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (includes lunch break)

Center for Clinical Science
Research (CCSR), Room 0001b and Bio Skills Laboratory
269 Campus Drive
Stanford University

limited to 12

4 CE units

$799 (includes: all instruments and cadaver specimens)

Registration is now closed.

In this half-day course, participants (working in groups of two) will dissect one half of a human cadaver head specimen. The emphasis will be on learning basic skull and mandibular anatomy and understanding and performing block anesthesia.  Cadavers and dissection instruments will be provided.

Learning Objectives

  • Dissect, explore and identify human anatomical structures
  • Investigate muscles of mastication and TMJ anatomy
  • Isolate neurovascular complexes
  • Trace neural distribution pathways of V2 and V3
  • Perform local anesthesia block techniques on cadavers


Bruce Fogel, DDS is an Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Anatomy, at Stanford University, and a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics, at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He develops and teaches undergraduate classes in human anatomy through the School of Medicine at Stanford, and teaches clinical endodontics at Pacific. He was in private practice limited to endodontics in Mountain View and Menlo Park, CA, and is a member of MPDS.



Dr. Homer Asadi, DDS, is an Associate Professor in Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and serves as course director of the advanced head and neck anatomy course at Pacific. He has been actively involved in academics, both lecturing and dissection for 25 years. Dr. Asadi has been recognized and honored for distinguished merit in teaching. He maintains a private practice in San Jose, CA.