Dental & Orofacial Anatomy
This course is the study of the head and neck regions of the body. Subject content includes osteology, muscles, lymphatic system, and salivary glands. This course introduces the student to the close relationship which exists during the formation of tooth tissues: enamel, dentin, cementum, bone, and pulp. The teeth are studied collectively and individually in terms of shape, function, anchorage, and their relationship to each other. The soft tissues and supporting structures of the teeth will be identified and the student will have basic knowledge of various normal and abnormal findings in the oral cavity. The student will have the opportunity to handle specific teeth that comprise the human dentition.