2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DEHY 222 - Oral Pathology

2 CR
This course provides fundamental instruction of the general pathological processes of inflammation and repair, immune response, neoplasia, developmental disturbances and systemic disease. Particular focus is on the etiology and clinical manifestations of the pathology of the head and neck region. The course uses case studies to assist in identifying clinical entities and recognizing the relevance of findings to dental hygiene treatment planning. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing the program.

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Dental Hygiene Program required.
Requisites: Take DEHY 121 , DEHY 123 , and DEHY 143  with at least a grade of C.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Evaluate any oral lesion using appropriate scientific terminology.
  2. Explain the nature of the inflammatory response and the various responses a cell may undertake when subjected to injury.
  3. Summarize the immune response and how it relates to dentistry.
  4. Compare the disturbances of cell growth and neoplasia.
  5. Assess the important systemic diseases and how they affect the oral cavity and treatment of the dental patient.
  6. Explain the genetic component of conditions affecting the oral cavity.
  7. Compare the infectious process of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic diseases.
  8. Explain the etiology, pathogenesis, treatment, and prognosis of oral anomalies and diseases.
  9. Summarize histological, radiographic, clinical signs and symptoms for the pathology of the head and neck.
  10. Determine the significance of an oral lesion to the patient’s health and help determine the need for referral upon collaboration with the dentist.