Mar 24, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

DS 110 - Dental Biomedical Sciences

Credit Hours: 2

This course provides basic knowledge of the external and internal structures of the head and neck as related to dentistry. Bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and glands are emphasized, as well as landmarks of the face and oral cavity. Detailed study of the dentition includes tooth names, surfaces, morphology, functions, numbering systems and dental charting, in addition to the embryologic and histologic development and eruption of the teeth.

Course Outcomes
At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • list and identify tooth names, surfaces, numbers, anatomical landmarks and functions;
  • compare and contrast the primary and permanent dentitions and eruption schedules;
  • accurately record the dentition and dental restorations in a dental chart;
  • list and identify the external and internal landmarks of the face and oral cavity;
  • identify and locate the salivary glands, lymph node sites, and sinuses of the head and neck and their functions;
  • locate and identify the major bones, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels of the head and neck as pertaining to dentistry;
  • identify the components of the temporo-mandibular joint and their functions;
  • describe the stages of pregnancy and embryologic development of the teeth and oral cavity;
  • describe the tooth tissues and their components; and
  • name the parts and functions of the periodontium.

Corequisites: All first-semester Dental Assisting courses.
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