Sep 24, 2023  
2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog
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DHY 114 - Dental Hygiene Anatomical Sciences

Last Date of Approval: Spring 2023

4 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 60
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This course encompasses the fundamental study of head and neck anatomy, postnatal development, structure of the teeth, facial, oral and tooth anatomy, the morphology of the teeth, identification of the teeth, their functions and occlusion. Instruction emphasizes peer interaction with dental nomenclature and the inspection of teeth and surrounding structures. This course will help students develop knowledge of dental anatomy and growth and use these skills to critically think as they evaluate dental hygiene patients.

Corequisites: DHY 121, DHY 163, DHY 174 
Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): Comprehensive Final

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify and explain anatomical structures of head and neck.
  2. Describe in detail tooth morphology.
  3. Recognize and discuss specific features of all teeth in the human dentition.
  4. Integrate knowledge of dental anatomy into the dental hygiene treatment of clients.
  5. Identify and record: occlusion, overjet, overbite, crossbite and open bite.


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