Sep 24, 2023
DA 124B - Integrated Science for Dental Assistants
Anatomy and physiology of the body systems, with special emphasis on the head and neck. Embryology, histology and tooth morphology are included.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Identify the four types of teeth, Incisors, Cuspids, Premolars and Molars on a model.
- List the eruption date of the primary and permanent dentitions.
- Describe the stages of development that occur during pregnancy, prenatal, embryonic and Postnatal development.
- Describe the growth, calcification and eruption that takes place during the life cycle of a tooth.
- Identify the histological make up of the teeth including the anatomical parts, the tissues, the periodontium and the gingiva.
- Identify the bones of the head and neck on a model including the bony prominences, depressions openings and articulations.
- List the muscles of the head and neck and describe the function(s) of each muscle.
- Recognize the major arteries and veins and their branches which comprise the blood supply to the head and neck.
- Name the components of the respiratory system as they relate to the head and neck.
- Describe the location and function of each of the following glandular tissues: lacrimal glands, salivary glands, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland and thymus gland.
- Identify the Trigeminal Nerve and its branches describing the function of each branch and the injection site used for each branch during local anesthesia.
- List the components of the lymphatic system that are located in the head and neck and describe the spread of dental infections.
- Identify the components of the structural units of the human body.
- Recognize the structure and function of body systems.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Assisting Program
Corequisite: DA 108B and DA 115B and DA 118B
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