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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.

Objectives:

  1. Explain the processes of tooth development.
  2. Explain the processes of cranial development.
  3. Compare the histologic structure of the hard and soft tissues in the oral cavity.
  4. Explain the impact of histologic structure on disease processes.
  5. 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.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the bones of the cranial vault and facial skeleton.
  2. Identify the general surface features of the of the skull.
  3. Identify the structural organization of the neurocranium.
  4. 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.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the landmarks of the superficial face.
  2. Identify the muscles of facial expression.
  3. Identify the actions of the muscles of facial expression.
  4. Identify the innervation of the muscles of facial expression.
  5. Identify the muscles of the soft palate and pharynx.
  6. Recognize the functions and innervations of the muscles of the soft palate and pharynx.
  7. Identify the structural features of the oro-, naso-, and laryngeal pharynx and larynx.
  8. Recognize the structural features of the oro-, naso-, and laryngeal pharynx and larynx.
  9. Identify the boundaries of the anterior and posterior cervical triangles.
  10. Identify the anterior and posteriors cervical subsidiary triangles.
  11. Recognize the major contents of the anterior and posterior subsidiary triangles.
  12. Recognize the origin, insertion, innervation, and function of the neck muscles.
  13. 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.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the bones of the external nose.
  2. Identify the structures of the medial and lateral walls of the nasal cavity.
  3. Identify the paranasal sinuses.
  4. Describe the functions of the paranasal sinuses.
  5. 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.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the boundaries of the temporal and infratemporal fossae.
  2. Identify the primary and secondary muscles of mastication.
  3. Identify the origins and insertions of the primary and secondary muscles of mastication.
  4. 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.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the muscles that form the floor of the mouth.
  2. Identify the actions and innervation of the muscles forming the floor of the mouth.
  3. Identify the components of the teeth.
  4. Identify the teeth in the primary and permanent dentition.
  5. Identify tooth surfaces and their relationships to the surrounding tissues. 
  6. Identify the extrinsic and intrinsic muscles of the tongue.
  7. 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.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the structure of the extrinsic salivary glands.
  2. Identify the structure of the intrinsic salivary glands.
  3. 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:
Communication: YES
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


Primary Faculty
Ellis, Barbara
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Ellis, Barbara
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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