Susana Tejada, class of 2010, Boston University School of Dental Medicine; Dr. Norman F. Capra, Department of Neural and Pain Sciences, University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore, Maryland; Dr. Bob Hutchins, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas; Dr. Brian R. MacPherson, Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky; and Dr. Nicholas Peter Piesco, Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
I would like to thank my colleagues at New York University who assisted me in this endeavor: Professor Terry Harrison, Department of Anthropology, for fostering my interests in comparative anatomy and instilling an appreciation for detail and accuracy in anatomical description; Dr. Richard Cotty for his keen eye in looking over the sectional anatomy in this atlas;
I would like to thank my colleagues at Thieme Publishers who so professionally facilitated the rst edition of this atlas. I cannot thank enough, Cathrin E. Schulz, MD, Editorial Director Educational Products, for asking me to advise Thieme and then inviting me to create this atlas. I wish to extend very special thanks and appreciation to Bridget Queenan, Developmental Editor, who edited and developed the manuscript with an outstanding talent for visualization and intuitive ow of information.