Course Number and Title: DHY 132 Dental Anatomy
This course covers the gross anatomy of the dentition and surface structures of the head and neck region. Major topics include morphology of permanent and primary dentition, occlusal concepts, and surface anatomical landmarks.
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- Name the landmarks of the surface anatomy of the face and oral cavity. (CCC 1, 4, 5, 6, 7; PGC 1, 5)
- Use appropriate dental terminology to describe tooth identification and morphology. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7; PGC 1, 5)
- Compare the characteristics of each tooth group in the primary and permanent dentitions: incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7; PGC 1, 5)
- Differentiate the characteristics of the primary and permanent dentitions in classroom and laboratory exercises. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7; PGC 1, 5)
- Relate the morphology of the teeth to their function and maintenance. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7; PGC 1, 5)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Name the landmarks of the surface anatomy of the face and oral cavity.
- Identify the surface landmarks of the intraoral and perioral regions on a lab partner, diagram, slide, or model.
- Describe the surface landmarks of the intraoral and perioral regions.
- Use appropriate dental terminology to describe tooth identification and morphology.
- Identify the surfaces of the crown and root of a tooth.
- Identify the line angles and point angles of a given tooth.
- Apply the Universal Numbering System and Palmer Notation System to the primary, mixed, and permanent dentitions.
- Identify tooth tissues and supporting structures.
- Compare the characteristics of each tooth group in the primary and permanent dentitions: incisors, canines, premolars and molars.
- Identify the general features of the permanent incisors, canines, premolars, and molars.
- Differentiate among the permanent incisors, canines, premolars, and molars in the maxillary and mandibular arches.
- Compare the characteristics of the central with the lateral incisors; the first and second premolars; and the first, second, and third molars within each arch.
- Differentiate the characteristics of the primary and permanent dentitions in classroom and laboratory exercises.
- Given a slide, model, and/or radiograph, identify which teeth are present and which are absent.
- Apply characteristics of the teeth to the identification of extracted teeth.
- Relate knowledge of the anatomical features of the teeth to clinical instrumentation techniques.
- Analyze a child’s dentition using knowledge of dental eruption dates.
- Relate the morphology of the teeth to their function and maintenance.
- Relate the anatomical characteristics of the primary and permanent teeth to their functions.
- Analyze the occlusal relationships among teeth.
- Relate the anatomical characteristics of each of the permanent teeth to the maintenance of a healthy periodontium.
- Relate the anatomical characteristics of each of the permanent and primary teeth to the process of the clinical examination of a patient.
- Describe the changes in the anatomy of the teeth that may develop over time.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Collect and analyze baseline data in a critical and scientific manner regarding the patient's health status to determine dental hygiene treatment needs.
- Utilizing professional communication skills and behaviors, initiate and responsibly advocate health care promotion and disease prevention for diverse populations.
- Provide dental hygiene care in a safe manner.
- Utilizing self-assessment skills, evaluate clinical performance and the effectiveness of dental hygiene treatment.
- Accurately document information related to dental hygiene care through proper record keeping.
- Recognize and manage the professional and ethical issues of dental hygiene practice in a dynamic environment.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.