Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
D A 62ADENTAL SCIENCES ISummer 2011
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory.2 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 1 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 6/15/10

1. Description -
Discussion of anatomy and morphology of the teeth, the eruption sequence and process; normal occlusion, development and class of malocclusions; anatomy of the skull, arteries and veins, musculature and nervous structures of the head and neck. Intended for students in the dental assisting program.
Prerequisite: Admission to Dental Assisting Program.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
Dental Assisting Theory & Practice Competency
  1. label the different tissues of the tooth
  2. describe the names given to the teeth in the dentition
  3. describe surfaces and anatomical landmarks found on the teeth
  4. describe the divisions of the dentition
  5. identify the periodontal tissues
  6. label the structures of the face and oral cavity
  7. describe the eruption process.
  8. describe the relationships seen in normal occlusion and malocclusion
  9. identify the individual bones of the skull and important landmarks on the bones.
  10. identify the bones of the face and important landmarks on the bones.
  11. be familiar with identifying characteristics of deciduous versus permanent teeth.
  12. describe the muscles of the head and neck
  13. label the tissues associated with the temporomandibular joint
  14. describe the function and movement of the temporomandibular joint
  15. identify the salivary glands and describe the function of saliva in the oral cavity
  16. describe the surfaces of the tongue and the function of the papillae found on the tongue.
  17. describe how the blood supply is associated with the oral cavity.
  18. identify the lymph nodes associated with the oral cavity and describe their functions.
  19. identify the cranial nerves associated with the oral cavity.
  20. identify the nerves of the skull associated with local anesthesia.
Foothill College Dental Assisting Program Competencies
  1. Dental Assisting Theory & Practice: dental assisting students must be competent in applying the theory and practice of dental assisting for persons of all ages and abilities.
  2. Infection Control and Hazardous Waste Management: dental assistants must possess the knowledge and abilities to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases.
  3. Ethical and Legal Principles: dental assisting students must be competent in understanding ethical/legal principles as applied to the dental office.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Tissues of the tooth
    1. Enamel
    2. Dentin
    3. Cementum
    4. Pulp
      1. Pulp horns
      2. Root canal
  2. Names given to the teeth in the dentition.
    1. Central inciscor
    2. Lateral incisor
    3. Cuspid
    4. Premolars
    5. Molars
  3. Surfaces and anatomical landmarks found on the teeth.
    1. Surfaces
      1. Mesial
      2. Distal
      3. Facial/Buccal/Labial
      4. Lingual/Palatal
      5. Occlusal/Incisal
    2. Anatomical landmarks
      1. Cingulum
      2. Cusp/Cusp of Carabelli
      3. Fissure
      4. Fossa
      5. Groove/Developmental Groove/Supplemental Groove
      6. Mamelon
      7. Marginal ridge
      8. Apical foramen
    3. Divisions of the tooth
      1. Anatomical and clinical crown & root
      2. CEJ, DCJ and DEJ
      3. Occlusal, incisal, cervical, middle, apical thirds
    4. Line and point angles
    5. Contacts
    6. Embrasures
    7. Curve of Wilsojn
    8. Curve of Spee
  4. Divisions of the dentition.
    1. Midline
    2. Maxillary arch
    3. Mandibular arch
    4. Quadrants
    5. Sextants
  5. Periodontium
    1. Alveolar process
    2. Periodontal ligament
    3. Gingiva
      1. Free gingiva
      2. Attached gingiva
    4. Mucosa
    5. Free gingival groove
    6. Sulcus
  6. Structures of the face and oral cavity
    1. Lips
      1. Labial commissure
      2. Vermillion zone
      3. Lower and upper lip
    2. Vestibule/mucobuccal fold
    3. Mucogingival junction
    4. Labial and lingual frenum
    5. Salivary gland ducts
      1. Stenson's duct
      2. Wharton's duct
    6. Sublingual caruncle
    7. Plica fimbriata
    8. Interdental papilla
    9. Uvula, posterior/anterior pillars, soft palate, hard palate, tonsils, oropharynx
    10. Retromolar pad and maxillary tuberosity
    11. Hard palate, rugae and incisive papilla
    12. Floor of the mouth
  7. Eruption process
    1. Exfoliation
    2. Timeline
  8. Malocclusion
    1. Class I, II and III malocclusions
    2. Overjet and overbite
    3. Edge-to-edge bite
    4. Crossbite
  9. Bones of the skull and associated landmarks
    1. Frontal bone
      1. Orbit
      2. Frontal sinuses
    2. Parietal bones
      1. Sagittal suture
      2. Coronal suture
      3. Fontanelle
    3. Occipital bone
      1. Lamboidal suture
      2. Foramen magnum
    4. Temporal bones
      1. External auditory meatus
      2. Mastoid process
      3. Glenoid fossa
      4. Styloid process
    5. Sphenoid bone
      1. Greater and lesser wings
      2. Sphenoid sinuses
      3. Sella turcica
      4. Pterygoid process
      5. Hamulus
    6. Ethmoid bone
      1. Ethmoid sinuses
      2. Medial and superior conchae
    7. Auditory ossicles
      1. Malleus, incus and stapes
  10. Bones of the face and associated landmarks
    1. Zygomatic bones
      1. Frontal process
      2. Temporal process
      3. Zygomatic arch
    2. Maxillary bones
      1. Maxillary suture
      2. Zygomatic process
      3. Maxillary sinuses
      4. Alveolar processes
      5. Maxillary tuberosity
      6. Infraorabital foramen
    3. Palatine bones
      1. Greater and lesser palatine foramen
      2. Incisive foramen
      3. Medial palatine suture
    4. Nasal bones
    5. Lacrimal bones
    6. Vomer bone
    7. Superior, middle and inferior conchyae
    8. Mandible
      1. Ramus
      2. Coronoid process
      3. Sigmoid notch
      4. Condyloid process
      5. Angle of the mandible
      6. Oblique ridge
      7. Mental protuberance
      8. Mylohyoid ridge
      9. Mandibular notch
      10. Mental and mandibular foramen
      11. Retromolar area
      12. Body of the mandible
      13. Genial tubercules
    9. Hyoid bone
  11. Deciduous versus permanent teeth
    1. Number of teeth
    2. Types of deciduous teeth
    3. Anatomical differences
  12. Muscles of the head and neck
    1. Muscles of mastication
      1. Types
      2. Function
      3. Origins and insertions
    2. Muscles of facial expression
      1. Types
      2. Function
  13. Temporomandibular joint
    1. Glenoid fossa
    2. Articular eminence
    3. Condyloid process
    4. Capsular ligament
    5. Articular space
  14. Temporomandibular joint movements
    1. Hinge action
    2. Gliding action
  15. Salivary glands
    1. Parotid salivary gland
    2. Sublingual salivary gland
    3. Submandibular salivary gland
    4. Minor salivary glands
  16. Tongue
    1. Surfaces of the tongue
      1. Dorsal
      2. Ventral
      3. Lateral surfaces
      4. Apex
    2. Taste
      1. Sweet
      2. Salty
      3. Sour
      4. Bitter
    3. Papillae
      1. Fungiform
      2. Circumvallate
      3. Filiform
  17. Blood supply associated with the oral cavity.
    1. Arteries
    2. Veins
      1. Pterygoid plexis
  18. Lymph nodes
    1. Cervical nodes
    2. Preauricular, subauricular, postauricular nodes
    3. Occipital nodes
  19. Canial nerves associated with the oral cavity
    1. Trigeminal nerve
    2. Facial nerve
    3. Glossopharyngeal nerve
    4. Hypoglossal nerve
  20. Nerves of the skull associated with local anesthesia.
    1. Anterior superior alveolar (ASA) nerve
    2. Middle superior alveolar (MSA) nerve
    3. Posterior superior alveolar (PSA) nerve
    4. Nasopalatine nerve
    5. Greater palatine nerve
    6. Inferior alveolar and lingual nerves
    7. Mental nerve
    8. Buccal nerve
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Quizzes (8)
  2. Midterm (1)
  3. Final exam (1)
  4. Tooth Anatomy Assignment (1)
7. Representative Text(s) -
Bird, D.L., Robinson, D.S., Modern Dental Assisting, 9th Edition, Philadelphia, PA, Saunders/Elsevier, 2009.
Bird, D.L., Robinson, D.S., Workbook to Modern Dental Assisting, 9th Edition, Philadelphia, PA, Saunders/Elsevier, 2009.
Miyasaki, C.M., Dental Health Education Syllabus, Revised 2009, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA..
Supplements (not required)
Library Reserve (not required)

8. Disciplines -
Dental Assisting

 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Laboratory, Demonstration.
 
10. Lab Content -
  1. Identify parts of the skull and teeth on models.
  2. Examine extracted teeth.
  3. Examine study models for classification of occlusion.
  4. Label drawings and color study guides.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Read 5 chapters in the textbook.
  2. 5 workbook assignments.
  3. Tooth drawings.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a required core course for the AS degree and the Certificate of Achievement in Dental Assisting.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-11 16:11:43


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