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Course Content and Outcome Guide for DT 120

Course Number:
DT 120
Course Title:
Dental Anatomy
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Studies basic forms, structures and functions of teeth and their surrounding tissues. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

 

This course is concerned with the study of dental anatomy, physiology, embryology, and oral landmarks.
Prerequisite - Students must have been formally accepted in the Dental Laboratory Technology Program through application/testing process, or have permission of the course instructor.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1. Describe anatomy of the oral soft tissue, tooth structure, anatomical landmarks of the individual teeth and differences between primary and secondary dentition.

2. List and apply annotation systems.

3. Articulate growth phases of the teeth.

4. Describe denture teeth and their similarities/differences to natural dentition.

5. Describe the skeletal, musculature, circulatory and nervous systems, how they function in the oral environment and their relationship to the overall health of the body.

 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

 

Determined by interim written examination, lecture attendance, presentation, participation and successful completion of assignments and projects as assigned. Student will also receive a comprehensive final examination.

 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

 

Dental Anatomical Landmarks/Structure, Tooth Annotation Systems, Anatomy of Artificial Teeth, Periodontium, Tooth Embryology and Life Cycles, Skeletal/Muscle/Nervous Systems and Their Oral Applications.

 

 

COMPETENCIES:
1. Be able to identify each individual tooth by its structure, surfaces, name, location, and shape. Primary Vs permanent.
2. Explain the three major annotation systems and their history.
3. Identify/compare/specify different types of artificial teeth and their natural counterparts.
4. Identify/specify the parts of the oral environment.
5. Identify and describe tooth development and growth.
6. Demonstrate understanding of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems, their make-up and their applications in the oral environment.
7. Demonstrate communications skills through student class presentations with question/answer period, when needed.
 

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 3

Outcomes:

 

1. Describe anatomy of the oral soft tissue, tooth structure, anatomical landmarks of the individual teeth and differences between primary and secondary dentition.

2. List and apply annotation systems.

3. Articulate growth phases of the teeth.

4. Describe denture teeth and their similarities/differences to natural dentition.

5. Describe the skeletal, musculature, circulatory and nervous systems, how they function in the oral environment and their relationship to the overall health of the body.

 

Activities: 

Direct instruction on computation skills required for determining/recording the four methods of tooth annotation