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Course Number:
DA 142
Course Title:
Integrated Basic Science III
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Course Description

Covers a specialized study of the structures of the head and neck with an emphasis on the oral cavity, anesthesia, and a review of diseases that manifest in the oral cavity. Prerequisites: Acceptance in the Dental Assisting program.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Use knowledge of basic head and neck anatomy and developmental processes to assist in the assessment of patients' health information prior to dental treatment.
  • Describe the use of anesthesia and the structures affected by anesthesia during its use in dental procedures.
  • Use knowledge of the nervous system, with particular emphasis on cranial nerves, during dental procedures.

Course Activities and Design

  • Lecture
  • Audio Visual Aids
  • Demonstrations as appropriate
  • Desire 2 Learn and Internet Augmentation

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Quizzes
  • Assignments
  • Midterm
  • Final
  • Attendance
  • Professionalism

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Describe the basic structure and function of the nervous system as it relates to the administration of dental anesthetic in the dental office.
  2. Locate and identify the major bones of the head and face.
  3. Describe the relationship of bone structure and composition to dental conditions such as malocclusion.
  4. Describe the muscles of facial expression and mastication and explain the actions of each.
  5. Identify the temporomandibular joint and describe its function and dysfunction.
  6. List the major salivary glands and describe the consequences of dysfunction.
  7. Describe the histological and anatomical features of the tongue and explain the process of deglutition.
  8. Trace the blood flow from the heart to the oro-facial structures identifying major blood vessels.
  9. Describe, at an introductory level, the embryonic development of the human fetus with emphasis on the oro-facial structures.
  10. Describe a variety of common developmental disorders affecting the oro-facial structures.
  11. Review of diseases that manifest in the mouth.