DNTA101 - Dental Sciences I

Introduction to basic biomedical dental sciences and terminology to include the landmarks of the face and oral cavity, tooth morphology, embryology and histology. The history of dentistry, the dental health team, HIPPA, multicultural interactions, psychology, communication and the State Dental Practice Act will also be introduced.

Credits: 5

Distribution: Career Training

Offered: Fall, Spring

Outcomes

  1. Explain the fundamentals of head and neck anatomy and physiology
  2. Explain the morphology, location, eruption schedule, and function of each tooth in both the permanent and primary dentition.
  3. Explain the legal and ethical aspects of dentistry including confidentiality and privacy regulations and the State Dental Practice Act.
  4. Explain the psychology of patient management and interpersonal communication.
  5. Describe multicultural interaction in the dental setting
  6. Explain the fundamentals of oral embryology and histology