Predoctoral Course Catalog

DENTPC 510

Dental Curriculum Threads

Dental Anatomy

Course Director: James Newman
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 1

Course Overview

This course is an introduction to permanent and primary tooth anatomy. The course compares the classes and types of tooth morphology and examines the influence of tooth anatomy on clinical dental procedures. Emphasis will be on the development of manual dexterity, perception, and evaluative skills.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Identify the morphology of selected permanent teeth from both an external perspective and a cross-sectional view.
2. Discuss the relationships between teeth and the supporting structures.
3. Recognize the clinical significance of selected tooth form and contour.
4. Develop manual dexterity skills by waxing teeth.
5. Reproduce the morphology of selected permanent teeth from both an external perspective and a cross-sectional view.
6. Demonstrate basic dental laboratory procedures through the manipulation of waxing instruments and dentoforms.
7. Self-assess tooth morphology.
8. Develop knowledge and skill in the use of a digital scanner and formulation of STL files.

UWSOD Competencies:C-01, C-02, C-03, C-09, C-15, C-19, C-20, C-21, CE-02, CE-03, CE-05, CE-07

Date last updated: 2022-02-17