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DEA 256 - Dental Anatomy

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
The study of head, neck and dental anatomy is combined to give students the foundation for application in dental assisting.
Prerequisite: None required. (Recommend completion of all general education requirements prior to beginning program)
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: DEA 424   
Corequisite: DEA 253 , DEA 507 ,DHY 161 , DHY 221  
Competencies
  1. Define the nomenclature for the oral cavity
    1. Discuss the dentitions, names and functions of the teeth
    2. Describe the arrangement of the teeth, the eruption sequence
    3. Identify the tooth identification systems 
  2. Differentiate between the structures of the oral cavity 
    1. Identify the oral cavity,  external structures, oral vestibule, oral cavity proper
    2. Describe the tooth and the surrounding structures
  3. Interpret the morphology of the secondary dentition
    1. Differentiate between surfaces, shape and size of the teeth
    2. Identify teeth by shape, size and characteristics
  4. Describe the tooth histology and primary dentition
    1. Identify  names, number ,eruption dates and value of primary teeth
    2. Define the development  and formation of teeth including anomalies
  5. Discuss occlusion, form and function of the masticatory system
    1. Identify classifications of occlusion and deviations
    2. Review the importance of contact areas, interproximal spaces, embrasures
    3. Define the curvature and planes of the dental arches
  6. Discuss the bones of the skull
    1. Identify the location of the anatomic landmarks of the cranial, facial, mandible and maxilla
    2. Identify the bones of the skull and their locations including cranial, facial, mandibular and maxillary.
  7. Identify the muscles of the head and neck
    1. Describe the origin, insertion, and function of the muscles of mastication 
    2. Identify muscles of mastication, tongue, facial expression, neck, soft palate and pharynx
    3. Discuss nerve innervation for the muscle groups 
  8. Classify the nerves of the head and neck anatomy
    1. Identify parts of a neuron
    2. Distinguish between the nervous systems, cranial nerves
  9. Relate knowledge of the arteries of the head and neck
    1. Identify the branches of the carotid arteries
    2. Describe the blood supply and drainage of veins 
  10. Illustrate knowledge of salivary glands and temporomandibular joint  
    1. Classify the minor and major salivary glands
    2. Describe and locate structures of temporomandibular joint
    3. Discuss clinical concerns with the temporomandibular joint  



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