Division: Arts and Sciences Date: January 2014
Curricula in Which Course is Taught: Dental Assisting
Course Number and Title: DNA 103, Introduction to Oral Health
Credit Hours: 1 Hours/Wk Lecture: 1 Hours/Wk Lab: 0 Lec/Lab Comb: 1
I. Catalog Description: Teaches anatomy of the head and neck, the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity, tooth morphology, deciduous and permanent dentition, as well as dental pathology and terminology.
II. Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: Focuses on fundamental dental anatomy and identification systems
III. Required background: Non-developmental placement in reading and writing
IV. Course content:
a. Dental arches, quadrants, anterior teeth, posterior teeth, tooth surfaces
d. Tooth contours, contacts, heights of contour, embrasures, occlusion, arch, stabilization
e. Primary (deciduous) dentition
g. Permanent dentition
h. Tooth diagrams
V. Learner Outcomes
The student will:
a. Use correct dental terminology when describing the teeth or landmarks on the teeth.
b. Be able to identify each type of anterior and posterior tooth.
c. Name the correct code for each tooth in the universal, Palmer notation and FDI systems for both the permanent and primary or deciduous dentitions.
d. Be able to describe the general and specific characteristics for each type of tooth.
Students will be evaluated using some combination of quizzes, essays, written assignments, tests or special projects as determined by the faculty.
All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions by Standard English.
This course supports the following objectives:
VII. This course supports the following objectives:
DCC Educational Objectives:
Cultural and Social Understanding