Student Learning Outcomes
This course is designed to provide fundamental knowledge of embryonic development pertaining to the face and oral cavity, development of the hard and soft tissues, oral histology and the terminology related to the oral cavity and anatomy of the teeth. Students will be introduced to the various structures and functions of the head and neck and their relationship to the oral cavity and dentistry. Characteristic supporting structures are studied along with an introduction to general anatomy and physiology.Student Learning Outcomes
- Identify the stages of development with emphasis on the formation of the teeth and structures of the oral cavity.
- Discuss genetic and environmental disturbances that can have an impact on dental development.
- Discuss sensory intervention of the head and neck.
- List and explain the body systems and their effects on the overall health of the patient.
- Identify salivary glands related to maintaining the integrity of the tooth surfaces and their function in the oral cavity as well as in the digestion process.
- Identify and label bones of the cranium and face and their associated landmarks.
- Locate and identify the muscles of the head and neck and explain their relationship with facial expression, mastication and movement.
- List the components of the temporomandibular joint and its relationship to mastication and speech.
- Identify and discuss the regions of the face and facial features used for clinical applications in dentistry.
- Diagram anatomic parts of a tooth, supporting structures and oral mucosa surrounding the teeth and oral cavity.
- Locate teeth using individual characteristics and numbering systems within the maxillary and mandibular arches.
- Compare and contrast the features of the primary and permanent dentitions.
- Explain how size, shape and location of teeth relate to function.
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