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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 247 Tooth Morphology

2 credits
In this course, students are introduced to the science of dental morphology, tooth identification systems, exfoliation/eruption patterns, and basic occlusion of the permanent and primary dentition. This course focuses on the healthy, normal end of the health/disease continuum and provides a foundation for further dental science study as well as for clinical dental hygiene practice.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program

Corequisites: DHYG 242 , DHYG 243 , DHYG 246 , and DHYG 256  

Quarters Offered: Summer

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Define anatomical terminology of the dentition
  • Describe the arrangement of teeth
  • Describe the general features of teeth
  • Identify and describe the contact areas of the teeth
  • Describe specific crown and root characteristics
  • Describe the characteristics of deciduous teeth
  • Define occlusion terminology, ideal occlusion, open bite, overbite, and overjet
  • Identify and describe specific teeth
  • Describe occlusal classifications

Total Hours: 30 Lecture Hours: 10 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20