This course provides introductory and foundational knowledge of normal orofacial and dental structures relevant to the denturist. Students become familiar with the boundaries, structures and landmarks within the oral cavity. Dental tooth anatomy relating to aesthetics, functions, locations, alignment and coding of the teeth is studied. Students learn about the function of the periodontium of the teeth and identify the role that each component plays in the functioning unit. Tooth development is discussed in relation to enamel, dentin and pulp formation. Properties of enamel, dentin and pulp are identified and changes in relation to age and disease are described. Students use radiographic images to recognize normal anatomical structures.
Course code: DEND 1102
Length: 80 hours
PrerequisitesAdmission to Program
CorequisitesDEND 1101; DEND 1103; DEND 1104; DEND 1105
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† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.