Embryology and Anatomy of the Jaw and Dentition

Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2015 Oct;36(5):397-406. doi: 10.1053/j.sult.2015.08.002. Epub 2015 Aug 28.


Radiologists should possess working knowledge of the embryological development and anatomy of the jaw and dentition in order to aid in the diagnosis of both simple and complex disorders that affect them. Here, we review the elaborate process of odontogenesis, as well as describe in detail the anatomy of a tooth and its surrounding structures.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dentition
  • Humans
  • Jaw / anatomy & histology*
  • Jaw / diagnostic imaging*
  • Jaw / embryology
  • Odontogenesis
  • Radiography, Dental
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Tooth / anatomy & histology*
  • Tooth / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tooth / embryology