Sep 30, 2023
DH 119 - General and Oral Pathology for Dental Hygienists
The fundamentals of microscopic and gross pathology disease, repair, healing and regression. Special emphasis: diseases, developmental disturbances, infection, lesions, and injuries to the oral cavity.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Communicate and relate the causes and mechanism of disease to the activities of a practicing dental hygienist.
- Relate the study of pathology to the reaction of cellular activity and its environment.
- Describe the reaction of the cellular injury as it relates to healing, repair and regeneration.
- Describe the etiology, contributing factors and clinical aspects of pathological findings including the intrinsic factors, extrinsic factors and developmental disturbances.
- Describe the nature of disease including manifestations of disease, classification of disease and the predisposing factors of disease.
- Describe the etiology, contributing factors and clinical aspects and methods of control of dental caries.
- Recognize and describe regressive alterations of teeth.
- Recognize and describe disease of the pulpal tissue.
- Recognize and describe development disturbances and growth of the oral cavity and its related structures.
- Recognize and describe selected benign and malignant tumors of the oral cavity and its related structures.
- Recognize and describe tumors and cysts of odontogenic origin.
- Describe their relationship to the health care team in recognition, diagnosis and treatment of pathologic conditions associated with the oral structures.
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