District Syllabus
Dental Anatomy

Credit Hours: 2
Contact Hours: 2
Laboratory Fee: $171
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
This course will provide the student with comprehensive instruction 
in macroscopic anatomy of the human dentition. The teeth are studied 
individually and collectively in terms of shape, function and 
relation to each other. The course content will provide the student 
with essential dental terminology to facilitate communication among 
dental professionals. This course will also address the eruption 
patterns of both deciduous and permanent dentitions.
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:
Integrate the basic knowledge and concepts of dental anatomy into 
the clinical practice of the dental hygienist.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, student will be able to:

1.    Identify, and use dental terminology to describe the 
      components of the oral cavity and dentition.              

2.    Describe, and identify the surfaces of each permanent and 
      primary tooth.

3.    Identify, by name and number each tooth in the permanent and 
      primary dentition.

4.    Identify the parts of the crown and the root of the tooth both 
      clinically and anatomically.

5.    Differentiate, by function, incisors, canines, premolars and 

6.    Demonstrate, by identifying deciduous and permanent teeth, the 
      Universal, Palmer, and International tooth numbering systems.

7.    Identify, through description or illustration, the crown and 
      root morphology (shape, surface contours, margins, angles, 
      ridges, grooves, fissures, pits, fossae, depressions, lobes, 
      cingula, manelons) of the permanent posterior teeth.

8.    Identify, through description or illustration, the crown and 
      root morphology (shape, surface contours, margins, angles, 
      ridges, grooves, fissures, pits, fossae, depressions, lobes, 
      inclined planes, cusps) of the permanent posterior teeth.

9.    Identify, by location, the contact areas for the permanent 

10.   Examine, though diagram and models, the anatomical detail of 
      crown morphology for each family of teeth (incisors, canines, 
      premolar, molars).

11.    Given as many as five (5) aspects of the tooth, identify the 
       morphological characteristics which distinguish one tooth 
       from another of the permanent dentition.

12.    Compare, using distinguishing anatomical characteristics, the 
       differences in incisors, canines, and molars of the deciduous 

13.    Compare, through description or illustration, the 
       morphological differences of the permanent and deciduous 

14.    Identify, using root morphology, those root surfaces of the 
       permanent dentition with developmental depressions.

15.    Identify, using root morphology, the furcation involvement 
       for the permanent maxillary and mand ibular posterior teeth.

16.    Relate the importance of tooth morphology regarding clinical 
       scaling and root planning.

17.    Describe the pulp cavity for each tooth of the permanent 

18.    Discuss the relationship of oral anatomy with oral function.

19.    Exmaine the affects of the self cleansing mechanism in 
       relation to dental health.

20.    Identify, through description or illustration, occlusion 
       classifications for both permanent and deciduous dentitions.

21.    Define malrelations for groups of teeth relating to occlusion.

22.    Define malpositions of individual teeth relating to occlusion.

23.    Describe the process of exfoliation of the the deciduous 

24.    Discuss, using generalizations and dates, the eruption 
       pattern of the deciduous dentition.

25.    Identify the calcification periods for both deciduous and 
       permanent dentitions.

26.    Identify the dates of crown completion, crown eruption and 
       root completion for the permanent dentition.

Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  
Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus 
by the instructor for each section being taught.

The course grade will be determined form the following criteria:

                         POINTS ACHIEVED     POINTS POSSIBLE

Drawings:                ________________    ________________

Exams:                   ________________    ________________  

Topic Discussion
Posts:                   ________________    ________________

Weekly Summeries:        ________________    ________________

Final Exams:             ________________    ________________

The course grade will be determined by totaling all points achieved 
by the student and dividing this number by the points possible for 
the course. This computation will result in a precentage grade. With 
this system, the student can calculate their progress at any given 
time during the course.

The total number of points possible for each assignment, exam or 
discussions is subject to change at intstructor's discretion. 
will be notified of changes occure.

Points Values are weighted 80% and the Topic discussion, weekly 
summaries and drawings are weighted 20%.
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.
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.
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.