Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-508-102 055298 Oral Anatomy, Embry, Histology
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-508-102 ORAL ANATOMY, EMBRYOLOGY AND HISTOLOGY...prepares Dental Hygienist students to apply detailed knowledge about oral anatomy to planning, implementation, assessment, and evaluation of patient care. Students identify distinguishing characteristics of normal and abnormal dental, head, and neck anatomy and its relationship to tooth development, eruption and health. (Prerequisites: 10-806-177, General Anatomy & Physiology, 10-508-101, Dental Health Safety)
Total Credits4
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Distinguishing the morphology of teeth (permanent and deciduous)
  2. Classify normal occlusion and malocclusion relationships
  3. Differentiate between normal and abnormal anatomy development/eruption
  4. Differentiate tooth histology by examining tooth tissues
  5. Translate terminology related to head and neck anatomy.
  6. Distinguish normal intra and extra oral structures of head and neck.
  7. Correlate the location and drainage patterns of the lympathics of the head and neck to the clinical implications.
  8. Identify the clinical significance of osteology landmarks.
  9. Illustrate the relationship between the anatomy and function of the tissues of the periodontum.
  10. Show how the muscles of the head and neck move bones and create expressions.
  11. Identify the histology, anatomy, movement and disorders of the TMJ.
  12. Correlate the arterial and venous circulation of head and neck and dental structures to clinical implications.
  13. Correlate the innervation to the head, neck, and dental structures to clinical implications.
  14. Compare the normal and abnormal development of facial structures.
  15. Illustrate the normal histological characteristics of mucous membranes to their clinical characteristics and functions