DNL 140 - Dental Anatomy, Physiology, and Principles of Occlusion

Course Description

Effective: 2014-08-01

Introduces students to human anatomy, physiology and occlusion. Emphasizes regions of the head and neck and the primary and permanent teeth. Provides a general overview of the masticatory system and the dynamics of mandibular movement. Includes laboratory exercises related to accurate scale drawings of the permanent teeth and tooth waxings of the permanent teeth. Features occlusal restorations fabricated in wax on a semi-adjustable articulator according to functional criteria. Covers fabrication procedure and demonstrations.
Credits - 5 Lecture - 3 hours Laboratory - 6 hours Total Contact - 9 hours per week.
5 credits

General Course Purpose

The focus of this course is to provide a thorough knowledge of dental terminology, tooth morphology, oral anatomy, and occlusal concepts and apply these principles as related to the fabrication of dental prostheses in order to function as a dental laboratory technician.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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