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DENH 1024 - Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab None
Course Description: This course is the study of the microscopic anatomy of the oral tissues and embryonic development of the face and oral cavity, as well as the function and morphological characteristics of the teeth with an emphasis on root morphology. Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene Program is required.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Periodontium: cementum, alveolar Bone, periodontal ligament
  2. Abnormal and normal development of orofacial structures
  3. Cell structures and function
  4. Deciduous dentition
  5. Dental charting
  6. Dental terminology
  7. Development of the face and neck
  8. General histology
  9. Histological features of the TMJ
  10. Occlusion
  11. Oral mucous membranes
  12. Permanent dentition
  13. Prenatal development
  14. Structures/normality in the oral cavity and face and neck regions
  15. Tooth development, eruption, and shedding
  16. Tooth development: enamel, dentin, pulp
  17. Tooth eruption and shedding of primary teeth

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

1. identify the divisions of the oral cavity and pharynx.

2. describe the embryonic development of the head, face, and teeth.

3. identify the mechanisms involved in the formation of enamel, dentin, and cementum.

4. describe the components and age changes of pulp.

5. describe root formation and attachment apparatus.

6. identify the sequence of eruption and shedding of teeth.

7. describe the development of clefts and the stage at which they occur.

8. describe the formation and destruction of enamel, dentin, cementum, pulp, bone, and periodontal ligaments.

9. describe the physiologic movement of teeth.

10. describe tooth development and the development of anomalies.

11. discuss the morphological characteristics of each classification of tooth in the primary and permanent dentition.

12. identify the individual teeth and their characteristics from primary and permanent dentitions and label, using major tooth numbering systems.

13. define occlusion, occlusal relationships, and Angle’s classification of malocclusion. 
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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