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Course Number:
DA 140A
Course Title:
Integrated Basic Science I
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Course Description

Covers basic principles of oral anatomy and the study of tooth form and function. Introduces dental numbering systems and charting and some conditions manifested in the mouth (oral pathology). Prerequisites: Acceptance in the Dental Assisting program.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Utilize knowledge of basic oral anatomy and physiology to assist in the assessment of a patient's oral health prior to dental treatment procedures.

Course Activities and Design

  • Lecture
  • Audio/Visual Aids
  • Desire 2 Learn Augmentation

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Quizzes
  • Midterm
  • Final
  • Journal Reflections
  • Attendance
  • Professionalism

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Dentin
  • Enamel
  • Cementum
  • Pulp
  • Permanent Dentition
  • Primary Dentition
  • Tooth Development and Eruption
  • Numbering Systems
  • Periodontal Structures and Health
  • Different Types of Bone
  • Tooth Embryology and Life Cycles
  • Tooth Development and Eruption
  • Tooth Anomalies
  • Normal Body and Microbial Flora
  • Describe Oral Pathology as it relates to:
    1. definition of
    2. modes of disease transmission
    3. direct and indirect contact
    4. stages of disease as seen in the mouth
    5. types of infection
    6. four cardinal signs of inflammation
    7. vectors
  • Describe the diseases that manifest in the mouth:
    1. ANUG
    2. Fungal infection
    3. Normal Immune system disturbance
    4. HIV
    5. Caries
    6. Common Cold
    7. Influenza
    8. Allergies
    9. Cancer
    10. Hematoma
    11. Pustule
    12. Abscess
    13. Cyst
    14. West Nile
    15. Strep Throat
    16. Black Hairy Tongue
  • Identify structural components of human teeth using correct terminology
  • Name and explain the characteristics and function of each tooth in the permanent and primary dentition
  • Explain the significance of tooth morphology in the caries process
  • Introduce concepts of embryology, particularly dental embryology