2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Jan 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

DEHY 114 - Oral Anatomy

3 CR
This course is a combination of class and lab. During class students study head and neck anatomy, including muscles, nerves, bones, and tooth anatomy. In the lab component and using mannequins, students begin to acquire skills in tooth identification, eruption patterns, and occlusion. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program.

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Dental Hygiene Program required.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply knowledge of the head and neck and tooth morphology to correctly assess healthy versus not normal state during an examination of the patient’s head, neck, oral cavity, TMJ, and occlusion.
  2. Diagram the permanent teeth, structures of the oral cavity, and head/neck region.
  3. Predict eruption dates of the primary and permanent teeth.
  4. Apply anatomical knowledge in the study and practice of dental hygiene instrumentation and pain control procedures.
  5. Use knowledge of tooth structure and function to predict disease risks.
  6. Explain the mechanism of TMJ function and problems that occur related to occlusion.
  7. Use appropriate terminology in writing and speaking with other dental health care providers.
  8. Compare the primary dentition with the secondary dentition.
  9. Diagram the major branches of the blood and lymphatic systems that supply the head and neck.