Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Define basic terminology relating to oral pathology and describe the clinical appearance of soft tissue lesions.
2. List and define the eight diagnostic categories that contribute to the diagnostic process.
3. Explain inflammation including clinical appearance and healing process of the body.
4. Describe the process of regeneration and repair.
5. Describe injuries to the teeth.
6. Describe injuries to the oral soft tissues.
7. Describe findings of injuries and inflammation on images.
8. Describe the primary differences between the immune response and the inflammatory response.
9. List and describe the four types of hypersensitivity reactions and give and example of each.
10. Describe immunologic pathogenesis of oral diseases.
11. Describe autoimmune diseases that affect the oral cavity.
12. Describe infectious diseases that affect the oral cavity.
13. Describe fungal diseases that affect the oral cavity.
14. Define and describe inherited disorders.
15. Define and describe odogentic and non odogentic cysts.
16. Describe common etiologies for neoplasms.
17. Describe and give clinical and oral manifestations of therapy for oral cancer.
18. Explain what is meant by a gross chromosomal abnormality and give three examples of syndromes that result from gross chromosomal abnormalities.
19. Discuss the significance of systemic diseases to oral health and apply this knowledge to patient care planning
20. State two symptoms of a temporomandibular disorder.
21. Describe how imaging is used in the evaluation of a patient with symptoms suggestive of temporomandibular dysfunction.
A. Overview of General Pathology
1. Basic descriptive terminology.
2. Basic imaging terminology.
B. Introduction to preliminary diagnosis of oral lesions
1. The diagnostic process.
2. Variants of normal.
C. Inflammatory process and repair
1. Inflammation: acute/ chronic.
2. Regeneration and repair.
D. Physical and chemical injury
1. Injury to teeth.
2. Injury to soft tissues.
3. Radiographic findings
1. The immune response; antigen, antibody, response.
2. Cells of the immune response.
3. Active/passive immunity.
4. Divisions of the immune response.
5. Immunopathology; hypersensitivity/autoimmune disease.
6. Infections; bacterial/viral/fungal.
F. Developmental disorders
1. Inherited disorders.
2. Developmental soft tissues abnormalities.
3. Developmental cysts.
4. Developmental abnormalities of the teeth.
2. Classification and nomenclature.
3. Treatment of neoplasms.
4. Neoplasia classified as precancerous.
5. Neoplasia of epithelial origin.
6. Salivary gland neoplasia.
7. Odontogenic neoplasia.
8. Neoplasia of muscle, vessels, bone, cartilage and blood tissues.
9. Metastatic neoplasia of the jaws.
10. Oral sequelae of oral cancer therapy.
1. Review of cell division
2. Chromosomal abnormalities.
3. Patterns of inheritance.
4. Genetic disorders of the oral cavity.
5. Genetic disorders of the teeth.
I. Oral Manifestations of systemic diseases
1.Significance of systemic diseases.
2. Endocrine disorders.
3. Diseases of bones and joints.
4. Blood and bleeding disorders.
5. Diseases of the skin.
6. Diseases of nerves and muscles.
7. Immunodeficiency (Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections).
J. Temporomandibular disorders
1. Clinical signs and patient symptoms.
2. Radiographic diagnostic procedures.
Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist, Phelan, J., Isben, O., Saunders, 6th Ed., 2014
Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist, Lippincott, W., Esther M., Williams & Wilkins, E.,11th Ed., 2013
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