Biological Systems: Open Access

ISSN - 2329-6577


Fatma Rashed

Fatma Rashed


  • Research Article
    A Comparative Study of the Dentition and Temporomandibular Joint Anatomy and Histology Adult Dogs

    Author(s): Fatma RashedFatma Rashed

    Purpose: To describe and evaluate normal adult dog dentition and temporomandibular joint anatomically and histologically in comparison to humans. Method: Five adult dogs (6-12 months old) were used in this study. The following anatomical structures were histologically evaluated in a qualitative fashion: Teeth and related bony structures mandible, mandibular condyle, disc, Zygomatic arch, temporal bone, glenoid fossa, retrodiscal tissue and synovia. The macroscopical and microscopic study of the human TMJ was based on the current literature. Results: Dogs have three Incisors, one canine, four premolars, and 2 molars in the upper and 3 molars in the lower jaw. The TMJ is surrounded by a thin fibrous tissue capsule, and a synovial lining. The mandibular angle has a prominent shape. The glenoid fossa is flat, with exte.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6577.1000147


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