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Dental Science (DNTA 1110)

Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3.00

Description: This course is a basic introduction to anatomy, physiology, embryology, and pathology, with an emphasis on the head, neck, and oral cavity. The course will focus on the human body systems, specific tissues, structures, and landmarks of the head, neck and oral cavity, to include the primary and permanent dentition. Must be taken A-F.

Topical Outline:

1. Characteristics of the primary and permanent dentitions

2. Annotations system use to identify the primary and permanent dentitions

3. Human body systems

4. Specific tissues, structures, and landmarks of the head, neck, and oral cavity

5. Oral conditions and diseases


Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify specific teeth and tooth tissues
2. Identify charting methods and chart various dental conditions
3. Identify the systems of the human body
4. Identify the embryonic development of the face and oral cavity
5. Recognize oral diseases and disorders in the oral cavity
6. Identify, locate, and state the function of specific landmarks and structures of the head and oral cavity 

Prerequisites:

Acceptance into the Dental Assistant program; placement into READ 0200 or placement into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.