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Course : Head, Neck, and Dental Anatomy

Course Number
DNHY 3124
Section Number
Fall 2022
Centennial Hall, 103 A
Jill Young
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Tuesday, December 06, 2022 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Given reading assignments, lectures, class discussions, and homework assignments, upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

1.    Recognize and categorize individual teeth according to morphologic differences observed.

2.    Comprehend the basic relationship between the morphologic characteristics of the teeth and the potential disease processes affecting them as well as what preventive interventions may accomplish.

3.    Understand the basic principles of occlusion and the variables that play important roles in inter- and intra-arch relationships.

 4. Integrate the functional and anatomical relationships within the head and neck region in the provision of dental hygiene care.

5. Relate the normal structure of tissues and cells to variations that appear in pathological conditions and disturbances in function, and apply this to

clinical situations.

6. Understand the relationship of the oral cavity and head and neck region to the rest of the body. 

7.    Use information and knowledge gained from this course in critically analyzing and developing clinical treatment skills.

Dental Hygiene Program Grading Scale

92 - 100 = A

83 -  91 = B

75 -  82 = C

65 -  74 = D

(D Constitutes Failure of course & student cannot matriculate into the 4th and final semester of the Dental Hygiene curriculum)

Attendance is critical in order to achieve the maximum benefits of this course. Reviewing notes and the reading assignments without active participation in the course's clinical activities will not permit the student to adequately meet course objectives. Therefore, MORE THAN 2 ABSENCES FOR ANY REASON WILL RESULT IN THE FINAL COURSE GRADE BEING LOWERED ONE FULL LETTER GRADE. In cases of extreme illness and/or hospitalization, individual decisions may be made. Two (2) tardies will be the equivalent of 1 absence.

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