Chabot College Fall 2006 60 - Dental Anatomy and Morphology


Chabot College Fall 2006

Course Outline for Dental Hygiene 60 DENTAL ANATOMY AND MORPHOLOGY Catalog Description:

60 - Dental Anatomy and Morphology 1.5 units Development, eruption, and structures of the intraoral cavity and extraoral structures; structures of the 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. teeth, tooth numbering systems, occlusion and anomalies. Identification of teeth and oral structures. Prerequisite: Admission into the Dental Hygiene Program. Corequisite: Dental Hygiene 60L, 69A and 71A. 1.5 hours.

Prerequisite Skills:


Expected Outcomes for Students:

Upon completion of the course the student should be able to: 1. explain oral histology and embryology; identify histologically the normal structures of the oral cavity; describe the embryonic development of the head, neck and oral cavity; identify the extraoral landmarks of the head and neck; distinguish and describe the normal intraoral landmarks; describe the embryonic development of the teeth; identify tooth form and function, distinguishing major crown and root characteristics; communicate and apply the universal, palmer and FDI numbering systems; evaluate and communicate the development, eruption and exfoliation cycles of both the primary 5. 6. 7. 8 1. 2. 3. 4. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. and permanent dentitions; differentiate between deciduous and permanent dentitions; interpret the classification of occlusion and recognize early signs of deviation in deciduous, mixed and permanent dentitions; identify and analyze common dental anomalies found in the dentition; identify and communicate the major parts of a tooth; identify each of the five surfaces of a tooth and locate the point and line angles; 15. 16. interpret and apply principles of dental notation as it relates to restorative charting; distinguish between and identify the structures surrounding and supporting the teeth.

Course Content:

Oral histology and embryology of the oral cavity Extraoral structure Intraoral structure The dentition (permanent and deciduous) a. b. c. d. e. Tooth development, eruption and exfoliation Tooth numbering systems Tooth form and identification 1) Crown morphology 2) Root morphology Anomalies of the dentition Occlusion / malocclusion Dental terminology Form, function and alignment of the dentition Restorative Charting Periodontium

Chabot College Course Outline for Dental Hygiene 60, Page 2 Fall 2006

Methods of Presentation:

1. 2. 3. Lecture / Demonstration Group Discussion Observation and discussion of models and extracted teeth

Assignments and Methods of Evaluating Student Progress:

1. Typical Assignments: a. b. c. Write a brief research essay on tooth histology Discovery and self directed research on assigned topic Organize, write, and present a brief oral presentation on selected topic 2. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress: a. Graded written and oral work b. Quizzes and exams including midterm and final examination c. Class participation


Dental Hygiene Theory & Practice

, Darby & Walsh, Saunders, 2002 or most recent Edition

Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology & Anatomy

, Bath-Baogh & Fehrenbach, W.B. Saunders, 2000 or most recent edition Special Student Materials: Typodont (student instrument issue) Red & Blue pencil jg/tsp, G:\Course Outlines\2005-2006\DH 60 Revised: 3-28-05