SRJC Course Outlines

6/1/2023 11:21:36 AMDH 70 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DH 70Title:  DENT ANAT & TOOTH MORPH  
Full Title:  Dental Anatomy and Tooth Morphology
Last Reviewed:4/23/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.50Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.50Lab Scheduled2.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 140.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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The study of the dental terminology, tooth morphology, structures of the oral cavity, classification of cavities, and charting conditions of the teeth. Aspects related to dental hygiene care such as root morphology, restorative charting, occlusion, and dental anomalies are emphasized.

Concurrent Enrollment in DH 71A

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Acceptance to the Allied Dental Programs

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
The study of the dental terminology, tooth morphology, structures of the oral cavity, classification of cavities, and charting conditions of the teeth. Aspects related to dental hygiene care such as root morphology, restorative charting, occlusion, and dental anomalies are emphasized.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in DH 71A
Limits on Enrollment:Acceptance to the Allied Dental Programs
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1999Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Apply knowledge pertaining to the permanent and primary dentition, tissues of the teeth,
    dental anomalies, and descriptive terminology to the clinical practice of dental hygiene.
2.  Use the knowledge of anatomy and morphology during instrumentation.

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Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. Name, describe and locate the anatomy of permanent and primary dentition.
2. Identify and explain the morphologic differences between the primary and permanent
3. List the eruption and exfoliation sequence of primary dentition and the eruption sequence of
    permanent dentition.
4. Define the descriptive terminology as related to the maxillary/mandibular arches, teeth, and
    related structures.
5. Differentiate anomalies of both permanent and primary dentition.
6. Demonstrate the Universal, International Standard Organization (ISO) and Palmer systems of
    tooth identification.
7. Discuss how root anatomy and morphology determine instrumentation techniques.
8. Describe the classification of occlusion and recognize early signs of deviation in deciduous,
    mixed, and permanent dentitions.
9. Identify the regions of the oral cavity proper, and the head and neck.
10. Discuss the relationship of periodontal diseases and the support structures.
11. Analyze and respond to the types of concerns that a parent might ask a dental health
    professional regarding the importance and function of primary teeth.
12.  Chart existing restorations, unsound dentition, missing teeth, impacted teeth and dental
    anomalies and conditions.
13. Discuss the clinical implications of anomalies, malocclusion, restorations, and oral habits on
    the dentition.
14. Perform an extra and intraoral exam using correct palpation techniques.
15. Chart existing restorations, occlusion, and conditions of the oral cavity.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Overview of Dentition*
    A. Tooth types and functions
    B. Tooth tissues
    C. Tooth surfaces
    D. Two types of dentition
    E. Three stages of dentition
    F.  Arrangement in the dental arches
    G.  Divisions of the dental arches
    H.  Fundamental and preventive curvatures
II. Tooth Numbering Systems*
    A.  Universal
    B.  International Standard Organization (ISO)
    C.  Palmer
III. Support Structures*
    A.  Tissues
    B.  Function
    C.  Clinical considerations
    D. Attachment apparatus
    E.  Periodontal diseases
IV. Development, Eruption and Exfoliation*
    A.  Primary dentition
    B.  Permanent dentition
V. Tooth Anatomy and Identification
    A.  Primary teeth*
    B.  Permanent
VI. Occlusion*
    A.  Angle's Classifications of Malocclusion
    B.  Primary occlusion
    C.  Terminology
    D.  Periodontal considerations associated with occlusal trauma
VII. Dental Anomalies
    A.  Intrinsic and extrinsic factors
    B.  Developmental, hereditary, and congenital
    C.  Types of anomalies
VIII. Dental Charting*
    A.  Black's Classification of Caries
    B.  Common abbreviations
    C.  Recognition of restorations and dental materials
    D.  Charting symbols
    E.  Caries and risk assessment
    F.  Dental charting form
IX. Extra and Intraoral Exam*
    A.  Identification of structures
    B.  Palpation techniques
    C.  Assessment methods
X. Clinical Considerations*
    A.  Prevention
    B.  Root anatomy
    C.  Tooth morphology
    D.  Malocclusion
    E.  Oral habits
    F.   Instrumentation techniques
    G.  Restorations
    H.  Occlusion
*These items are introduced in lecture, and the related skill is performed in the lab.
XI. Laboratory Excercises
    A. Skill demonstrations
         1. Extra and intraoral exam
         2. Recognition of oral cavity structures
         3. Recognition of Angel's' Classification of Malocclusion types and terminology: overjet,
              overbite, cross bite, labioverted, linguoverted
         4. Demonstration of three different types of tooth numbering systems
         5. Recognition of tooth types, functions, stages of dentition, primary and permanent
              dentition, fundamental and preventive curvatures, and anatomical features
         6. Recognition of Black's Classification of Caries
         7. Exfoliation and eruption dates
    B. Problem Solving Exercises
         1. Tooth identification including root anatomy to facilitate instrumentation techniques and
              instrument choice
         2.  Oral cavity and anatomical landmark identification to adequately perform extra and
              intraoral exam
         3.  Identification of age determined by eruption and exfoliation dates
         4.  Charting existing restorations, occlusion to perform patient assessment

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1. Reading assignments, (10-20) pages per week
2. Homework assignments; Student Workbook assignments, teeth drawings (4-8)
3. Quizzes (4-8), midterm, final
1. Evaluations (6-10)
    a. Skill demonstrations; extra and intraoral exam      
    b. Problem solving; teeth anatomical features and identifications, oral cavity and facial
         landmarks, identifications of restorations, occlusion, eruption and exfoliation sequence
2. Homework-charting assignments (4-6)
3. Midterm and final

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
Teeth anatomical features and identification, oral cavity and facial landmarks, identification of restorations, occlusion, eruption and exfoliation sequences.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Extra and intraoral exam, charting assignments, teeth drawings.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Quizzes, written and laboratory midterm, written and laboratory final.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Torres and Ehrlich Modern Dental Assisting,12th ed. Bird, Doni and Robinson, Debbie. Elsevier. 2018
Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy. 4th ed. Fehrenbach, Margaret and Popowics, Tracy.  Elsevier. 2016
Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy (Student Workbook). 4th ed. Fehrenbach, Margaret and Popowics, Tracy. Elsevier. 2016

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