Dental Curriculum Threads

Dental Anatomy

Course Director: James Newman
Credits: 3
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 1

Course Overview

This course includes an introductory lecture and laboratory on the morphology and nomenclature of selected individual teeth of the adult dentition; introduction to tooth histology and function; and 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. Recognize the normal anatomic, physiologic, and biomechanical relationships of selected dental structures for diagnosis and treatment of oral pathology as it involves the dentition.
2. Recognize and define the shape and contour relationship of the normal dentition.
3. Identify, describe, and reproduce the morphology of selected permanent teeth from both an external perspective and a cross-sectional view.
4. Discuss the relationships between teeth and the supporting structures.
5. Correctly name the individual parts of selected permanent teeth.
6. Recognize the clinical significance of selected tooth form and contour.
7. Apply basic dental laboratory procedures and exhibit manual dexterity skills.
8. Be able to initially mount maxillary cast with a facebow and then subsequently mount mandibular cast with an interocclusal record
9. Be competent in the application of the basic principles of critical thinking and problem solving.
10. Demonstrate the ability to self-assess.
11. Be competent in the application of the biomedical sciences to the delivery of patient care.

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 14

Date last updated: 2018-10-04