2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 29, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DH 102 - Oral Biology

Credits: 3
Histology and embryology of oral structural formation. Clinical recognition of normal oral structures, study of physiological and structural functions of the teeth, head and neck, and supporting tissues.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Evaluate the complex relationships related to health and disease in the oral cavity.
  2. Integrate concepts of the anatomy, microbiology, histology, occlusion and morphology to pathology encountered in clinical patient assessment.
  3. Analyze the major events in prenatal development including developmental disturbances related to the face, neck, and oral structures.
  4. Analyze the events of tooth development and eruption, and developmental disturbances of these and surrounding structures.
  5. Integrate knowledge of the cell and tissues into the histology of the orofacial tissues and their associated pathologies.
  6. Explain the development and histological features of the components of the periodontium.
  7. Assess the histology of the periodontium and associated pathologies.
  8. Explain embryological development of the structures of the head and neck and their related pathologies.
  9. Integrate concepts of tooth histology, tooth eruption, and the dentitions, with clinical considerations related to treatment of patients.
  10. Explain disorders of the temporomandibular joint, classification of occlusion, malocclusion, and associated habits, traumas, and considerations.
  11. Evaluate anatomical considerations related to dental local anesthesia.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Associate of Science Dental Hygiene Program; and BIOL 223  and BIOL 224  both with a grade of C or higher

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