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Super Frustrated with Dental Anatomy of 1st Maxillary Molars

Discussion in 'Dental' started by flegg, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. flegg

    flegg 7+ Year Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Does anybody know what book or reference material we are supposed to use to study this for NBDE 1? There are SO many conflicting pieces of information out there among all the texts and review books.


    The groove that crosses oblique ridge - is this a transverse groove (Woelfel) or a distal groove (Brand)??

    Are we responsible for knowing that Brand and maybe one other author calls the combination of the lingual groove and the distal oblique grooves a Distolingual groove?

    I've seen on some old study materials that the 1st maxillary molar is considered to be the one tooth that tapers to the facial and hence is the one tooth that has larger facial than lingual embrasures, however I can't find any books that currently say this??? So how am I supposed to know the order of the embrasure sizes for this tooth (ML>DL>DB>MB????)??

    Maybe I just shouldn't care because the boards are pass no pass now? Maybe because they realized how dumb some of this stuff is?
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  3. txaggie03

    txaggie03 Extremely Full of It 7+ Year Member

    Aug 2, 2010
    If the anatomy of the first Mx Molar is your only hang-up, you'll be fine.
    You're beating yourself up over one question out of 200, if that.
  4. Upperbyte

    Upperbyte 5+ Year Member

    Nov 26, 2012
    Transverse groove is used.

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