DNHY 1110 - Dental Anatomy/Histology
Credit Hours: 3.00
Prerequisites: Admission into the Dental Hygiene Program; ENGL 1180 or ENGL 1210 , BIOL 2710 , BIOL 2400 OR BIOL 2730 , PSYC 1010 , CHEM 1050 , and SOCY 1010 all with a grade of C or better
Corequisites: DNHY 1112 , DNHY 1114 , and DNHY 1115
This course explores prenatal development; the development, histological and anatomical characteristics, and developmental disturbances of human primary and permanent teeth; and the anatomical features and functions of the oral tissues, head, and neck. Students acquire in-depth understanding of embryology, oral histology, dental anatomy, the anatomy of the head and neck, and their relationship to dental hygiene clinical practice.
Billable Contact Hours: 4
When Offered: Fall semester only
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the process of embryologic development of the face and oral cavity.
- Explain the processes of tooth development.
- Explain the processes of cranial development.
- Compare the histologic structure of the hard and soft tissues in the oral cavity.
- Explain the impact of histologic structure on disease processes.
- Explain impacts of histologic structure on clinical treatment procedures.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the various structures of the head and neck.
- Identify the bones of the cranial vault and facial skeleton.
- Identify the general surface features of the of the skull.
- Identify the structural organization of the neurocranium.
- Identify the cervical vertebrae.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to compare the skeletal muscles of the head and neck.
- Identify the landmarks of the superficial face.
- Identify the muscles of facial expression.
- Identify the actions of the muscles of facial expression.
- Identify the innervation of the muscles of facial expression.
- Identify the muscles of the soft palate and pharynx.
- Recognize the functions and innervations of the muscles of the soft palate and pharynx.
- Identify the structural features of the oro-, naso-, and laryngeal pharynx and larynx.
- Recognize the structural features of the oro-, naso-, and laryngeal pharynx and larynx.
- Identify the boundaries of the anterior and posterior cervical triangles.
- Identify the anterior and posteriors cervical subsidiary triangles.
- Recognize the major contents of the anterior and posterior subsidiary triangles.
- Recognize the origin, insertion, innervation, and function of the neck muscles.
- Recognize the origin, insertion, innervation, and function of the facial muscles.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain anatomy of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses.
- Identify the bones of the external nose.
- Identify the structures of the medial and lateral walls of the nasal cavity.
- Identify the paranasal sinuses.
- Describe the functions of the paranasal sinuses.
- Describe the drainage of the paranasal sinuses into the nasal cavities.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify muscles of mastication and temporomandibular joint.
- Identify the boundaries of the temporal and infratemporal fossae.
- Identify the primary and secondary muscles of mastication.
- Identify the origins and insertions of the primary and secondary muscles of mastication.
- Identify the innervations of the primary and secondary muscles of mastication.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the landmarks of the mouth.
- Identify the muscles that form the floor of the mouth.
- Identify the actions and innervation of the muscles forming the floor of the mouth.
- Identify the components of the teeth.
- Identify the teeth in the primary and permanent dentition.
- Identify tooth surfaces and their relationships to the surrounding tissues.
- Identify the extrinsic and intrinsic muscles of the tongue.
- Describe the function and innervation of the extrinsic and intrinsic muscles of the tongue.
Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to distinguish between the extrinsic and intrinsic salivary glands.
- Identify the structure of the extrinsic salivary glands.
- Identify the structure of the intrinsic salivary glands.
- Identify the function of saliva.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Week 1: Introduction to Head & Neck Anatomy; Face & Neck Regions; Oral Cavity & Pharynx
Week 2: Prenatal Development; Face & Neck Development; Orofacial Development
Week 3: Tooth Development & Eruption; Basic Tissue; Oral Mucosa
Week 4: Gingival & Dentogingival Junctional Tissue
Week 5: Head & Neck Structures; Enamel; Dentin & Pulp
Week 6: Periodontium; Cementum; Alveolar Process, & Periodontal Ligament
Week 7: Overview of the Dentitions
Week 8: Primary Dentition; Anterior permanent teeth; Posterior permanent teeth (Midterm)
Week 9: Skeletal System
Week 10: Skeletal Sytem; Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ)
Week 11: Muscular System
Week 12: Vascular System
Week 13: Nervous System
Week 14: Glandular & Lymphatic System
Week 15: Fascia & Spaces
Week 16: Spread of Infection
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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