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CCOG for DH 113 Winter 2024

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Course Number:
DH 113
Course Title:
Dental Anatomy
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Course Description

Introduces the study of anatomical characteristics of all permanent and deciduous teeth and their surrounding tissues.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Recognize and categorize individual teeth according to morphologic differences observed.
  2. Describe the basic principles of occlusion and the variables that play important roles in inter- and intra-arch relationships.
  3. Discuss parafunctional habits and their negative effects on oral health.

Course Activities and Design


Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Complete a series of weekly quizzes on all anatomic features of the human dentition.

  • Complete a comprehensive final exam

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.
3. Describe the unique anatomic features for all teeth in the human dentition.
4. Identify occlusion problems and record their presence on the dental record.
5. Describe anatomic considerations demonstrated in common clinical dental restorative procedures.