District Syllabus
Oral Embryology And Histology

Credit Hours: 1
Contact Hours: 1
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: DES1000 Dental Anatomy
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: The study of histologic and embryonic development with emphasis on the face and oral cavity. Comprehensive course content includes instruction in early facial and tooth development.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Mary Bath-Balogh and Margaret J. Fehrenbach. Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy, Curr ed., WB Saunders Company, 2006. ISBN: 9781416024996
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student will have a basic 
knowledge of the development of the fetus with concentration on oral 
and tooth maturation.  The student will understand the relationship 
of  tooth development and the resulting histological tissues.  The 
student will also be able to relate histological tissue formations 
to anomalies which may develop.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student will:

1.   Identify, by definition or illustration, the components of a 

2.   Identify the four primary classifications of basic human 

3.   Characterize the different tissues (epithelial, connective, 
     muscle, neural) by function, location, cell type and cell 

4.   Identify histologic structures of the oral mucous membrane, the 
     salivary glands and the salivary ducts. 

5.   Identify the components and functions of saliva. 

6.   Identify, by definition and time frame the periods of prenatal 

7.   Describe the primary embryonic layers and identify the body 
     organs or structures derived from each. 

8.   Identify structures and process of embryonic development of the 
     face and oral cavity.
9.   Explain the process of palatal development. 

10.  Identify by definition and embryonic time periods of 
     development of the facial malformations (cleft palate, cleft 

11.  Outline, in chronological sequence, the stages of facial 

12.  Describe the stages of tooth development and identify the 
     embryonic tissue from which each component of tooth is derived. 
13.  Define tooth germ and its component. 
14.  Identify the structures derived from the enamel organ, dental 
     papilla, and dental sac.
15.  Describe using the composition, origin and development 
     sequence, dentinogenesis. 

16.  Describe using composition, origin and developmental sequence, 

17.  Describe the formation, composition and function of enamel, 
     dentin, cementum, pulp, periodontal ligament, and alveolar 

18.  Identify microscopic structures of enamel, dentin, cememtum, 
     periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. 

19.  Describe the developmental changes of the oral cavity in 
     regards to tooth development and eruption.  

20.  Identify, by sequential time frame, the eruption patterns of 
     the permanent dentition. 

21.  Identify, by developmental time frame, the calcifications 
     periods of crown and root completion of the permanent.

Methods of Evaluation: Assignment/Examination Policy: It is essential that the student stay current with assignments, postings and examinations. Assignments and examinations must be completed by the posted date. Failure to complete assignments and examinations by the posted date will result in a zero (0) for that assignment. Course Policies: Each module of study must be completed within the week it is assigned. Modules will be accessible to the student at the beginning of each scheduled week. ATTENDANCE POLICY: “Attendance” is mandatory. Students must logon to the course for the first time by Monday, August 25, 2008. Students must continue to log on to the course at least three times a week for the remainder of the semester. Students who do not log on to the course for a week after the withdrawal date will be assigned an “Early F”. Student participation is very important in this class. Topic discussion forums afford each student an opportunity to share in the learning process while making cyber- contact with fellow students to enhance the educational experience and heighten levels of learning. Each student has many unique opportunities to add thought and increase awareness of subject matter throughout the course. Students are expected to log in on the first day of each week and attend a minimum of three times in the week, througout the week to earn the topic discussion points. A student registering late in any course will be counted absent for those class meetings missed prior to the late registration for that course. TESTING: ALL TESTING WILL BE ADMINISTERED IN THE WARRINGTON CAMPUS ASSIGNED COMPUTER LAB ROOMS IN BUILDING 3100. NO EXCEPTIONS. EXAMS WILL BE ADMINISTERED ON SCHEDULED TUESDAY MORNINGS FROM 8:00 AM TO 10:00 AM. PLEASE NOTE EXAM DATES ON SCHEDULE. THESE DATES WILL BE THE ONLY TIMES THAT STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE ON CAMPUS FOR DEH 1130W, EMBRYOLOGY/HISTOLOGY CLASS. The student’s knowledge will be evaluated by the following criteria: • Module assignments (12 x 3 points each) 10% • Bulletin Board assignments (12 x 3 points each) 10% • Exams (4 x 25 points each) 50% • Final Exam (Cummulative 50 points) 30% Any final grade below 75% will result in your dismissal from the dental hygiene program. This is per ADA Accreditation and Pensacola Junior College Dental Hygiene Program standards. Grading Scale: 100-95 A 94-90 B+ 89-85 B 84-80 C+ 79-75 C 74-70 D Below 70 F Additional Information: • Course requirements and content are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor due to national accrediting standards, Florida Department of Education Standards, college policies and available resources. The students in this course will be provided notice of any changes by the instructor as soon as possible • Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. When possible, you will be notified of any changes in advance of its occurrence.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
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Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.