Dental Curriculum Threads

Oral Histology & Embryology 2

Course Director:
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring/
Tracy Popowics (Seattle) & Judd Case (RIDE Spokane)

Course Overview

This course explores development of orofacial and neck structures; tooth/pulp histology, development, eruption and exfoliation; innervation of teeth and oral structures; craniofacial and dental anomalies; cranioskeletal development; TMJ; masticatory muscle structure and function; oral mucosa/ epithelial differentiation; periodontium and epithelial attachment; specialized mucosa; gustation; and salivary gland structure and physiology.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  1. Describe the biological principles and details of the development, structure, and function of oral tissues.
  2. Describe the normal structures of the oral tissues in preparation for courses in oral pathology and oral medicine.
  3. Explain the basis for rational therapy through the application of basic science principles in the diagnosis and treatment of clinical problems.

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7

Date last updated: 2018-03-23