DES1000 Dental Anatomy
There are no corequisites for this course.
||A study of general and oral pathological diseases with emphasis on
those related to the oral cavity. Students will apply pathological
principles to the clinical practice of dental hygiene. Recognition
of normal and abnormal conditions of the oral cavity and surrounding
tissues will be cultivated through case presentations and slide or
on line image series.
|Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion, the student will be able to:
1) Understand the principles of disease formation and the body’s
response to various disease processes.
2) Recognize normal and abnormal conditions of the oral cavity and
3) Apply a working knowledge of pathology in the practice of
|Course Learning Outcomes:
Through self-study, class lectures, and case studies, the student
will achieve the following objectives:
1. Describe the cardinal signs of acute inflammation.
2. Describe vascular changes in the inflammatory response and
identify the cell type origin and function involved in an
3. Describe the factors influencing the immune response and basic
principles of immunology.
4. Differentiate between repair and regeneration.
5. Describe factors influencing tissue repair and indicate
significance in oral hygiene therapy.
6. Recognize normal and abnormal conditions of the oral cavity and
7. Differentiate between benign and malignant neoplasms.
8. Classify neoplasms according to mesenchymal epithelial and
9. Define and describe the process and major routes of metastasis
of oral cancer.
10. Identify and describe the following developmental disturbances:
cleft lip and palate
median rhomboid glossitis
thyroglossal duct cyst
lingual thyroid nodule
11. Define xerostomia and identify etiological factors.
12. Describe salivary gland aplasia.
13. Describe the origin and differentiate between nasopalatine cyst,
median palatal cyst and globulomaxillary cyst.
14. Transfer factual knowledge and concepts of oral pathology to
clinical application in providing optimum oral cancer screening
services for every dental patient.
15. Define carcinogenesis and identify types developed.
16. Describe the clinical manifestations of the following:
17. Describe etiology and treatment of traumatic bone cysts.
18. Describe etiology and production of mucous retention cysts and
19. Recognize and describe oral manifestations of aspirin burn.
20. List etiological factors related to development of leukoplakia.
21. Identify etiological factors related to development of oral
22. Differentiate between basal cell carcinoma and malignant
23. Describe the clinical features of carcinoma of the lip, tongue,
floor of the mouth and state the prognosis for each.
24. Describe a lipoma, hemangioma.
25. Identify common oral sites where fibromas occur.
|Methods of Evaluation:
The course grade is determined by the following:
1. 4 Quizzes
25 points possible per quiz
100 points possible
2. 15 Discussion Posts
3 points possible per post
45 points possible
3. 15 Weekly Summary
3 points possible per post
45 points possible
4. 1 Midterm Exam 50 points possible
5. 1 Final Exam 50 points possible
Total # of points accrued by student
Total Points Possible (290) = Course Grade
100 - 95 A
94 - 90 B+
89 - 85 B
84 - 80 C+
79 - 75 C
74 - 70 D
BELOW 70 F
Make-up quiz or exam is at the discretion of the instructor and if
approved, must be taken within 7 days of the date the exam was
given. Make-up exams may be in an essay format. Any exam missed
will result in a grade of zero points.
|| 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.
|Student Email Accounts
||Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
|| 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.