Course Content and Outcome Guide for DH 113L Effective Fall 2015

Course Number:
DH 113L
Course Title:
Dental Anatomy (Lab)
Credit Hours:
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Course Description

Includes laboratory study and application of anatomic characteristics of all permanent and deciduous teeth and their surrounding tissues. Prerequisites/concurrent: DH 113.

Addendum to Course Description

Lab exercises will include dental drawings, dental waxing and occlusion activities

Intended Outcomes for the course

Demonstrate the application of tooth anatomy through drawing, waxing teeth models, communication with the dental team and when providing dental services.

Course Activities and Design

Laboratory Drawings

Wax up models

Occlusion Activities

Dental Team Activities

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Complete 12 assessments of all anatomic features of the human dentition.
  • Chart amalgam, gold, and composite restorations and dental caries of Class I-V and coronal fractures in 10 charting sessions.
  • Identify and chart occlusion abnormalities in 3 charting sessions.
  • Draw selected views of incisors, canines, premolars, and molars.
  • Complete 10 assessments on the application of dental morphology in clinical dental restorative practice.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Dental anatomy nomenclature and usage
  • Root and crown anatomy
  • Embrasures and contact points, relation to disease.
  • Anatomic changes due to age
  • Developmental pits and grooves
  • Accurate recording, documentation
  • Common restorative procedures
  • Contours and relationships
  • Root morphology
  • Tooth eruption and exfoliation


  1. Identify all primary and permanent teeth by their anatomic features,  age and disease changes.
  2. Correctly record in a dental record all disease signs and restorations seen in the human dentition.
  3. Draw selected views of teeth that are easily recognized by their contours and anatomic features.
  4. Describe the unique anatomic features for all teeth in the human dentition.
  5. Identify occlusion problems and record their presence on the dental record.
  6. Describe anatomic considerations demonstrated in common clinical dental restorative procedures.