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DL 111 - Dental Anatomy, Physiology, Occlusion

Credit Hours: 2

Introduction to the anatomy of the head and neck, and the physiology of occlusion with special emphasis on the anatomy of the individual teeth and surrounding tissues, including arteries, veins, nerve supply, muscle and bones.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • name and identify each tooth found in the adult oral cavity;
  • identify the anatomical structure and landmarks of any given tooth;
  • name and identify the surfaces of and principle anatomical landmarks of any given tooth (cusps, ridges, grooves, pits and developmental depressions);
  • name and identify the line angles and point angles of any given tooth;
  • list and identify those bones of the cranium and face that are directly related to the function of the oral cavity and list the function of each;
  • list the muscles that form the boundaries of the oral cavity and name the action of each;
  • list the muscles of mastication and give the origin, insertion and action of each;
  • trace the blood supply from the heart to the oral cavity including each individual tooth;
  • trace the venous drainage from the teeth and oral cavity back to the heart;
  • name the cranial nerves directly associated with the oral cavity and the teeth; and
  • locate and identify the principle anatomical landmarks found on casts of the edentulous maxilla and mandible.

Concurrent Registration: DL 112
F (S)