Head and Neck Anatomical and Surgical Dissection on Cadavers


During the dissection will be visualised bone, muscle, vascular and nerve structures of the following areas:

  • Neck, sternocleidomastoid muscle, nerve-vascular bundle of the neck and carotid artery, jugular veins
  • Common carotid artery, external, internal and their branches (in particular lingual and facial)
  • Submandibular area, digastric muscle and interdigastric loggia
  • Submandibular loggia, facial nerve, submandibular gland, lingual nerve and submental artery
  • Floor of the mouth, tongue, mylohyoid muscle
  • Chick area, masseter and buccinator muscles, Bichat’s bulla
  • Upper maxilla, nasal spina, nasal fossas and septa
  • Inferior margin of the orbit, infraorbitary nerve
  • Lateral wall of maxilla, tuberosity area, pterygo-maxillary notch and pterygoid process
  • Maxillary sinus, sinus mucosa, sinus ostium to nasal cavity
  • Temporal and pterygo-maxillary loggias, zygomatic process
  • Palatal artery and hole, naso-palatal hole and bundle
  • LeFort I osteotomy looking at the whole sinus and nasal cavity from above
  • Mandibula, symphiseal area, mental and genial muscles, external and internal aspect of the mandibular
    bone, external oblique line, mental foramen, mental and inferior alveolar nerve
  • Spix’s spine and relations with inferior alveolar nerve, myloioid nerve and lingual nerve
  • Retromolar pad area, temporal muscle and its insertions


LOCATION: Via Albert Einstein, 12 – Arezzo


SPEAKER: Dr. Luca Signorini – Oral Surgery Specialist, Professor at the International Master Degree of Marconi University of Rome


Friday 20/09/2019
9.00-10.30: Theory:
Basic rules of anatomical dissection, how to operate in the dissection room, safety instructions
Quick summary of the anatomic and surgical areas of interest for oral and implant surgery
10.30-13.00 Cadaver head and neck dissection
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-18.30 Cadaver head and neck dissection
Saturday 21/09/2019
9.00-11.00 Cadaver head and neck dissection
11.00-11.15 Coffe break
11.15-13.00 Cadaver head and neck dissection
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-18.30 Surgical technique on cadaver: implant insertions looking at the anatomical risk areas,
regeneration technique with flaps releasing and sinus mucosa elevation, connective tissue graft,
zygoma implants (if required)