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Herzing University    
  Sep 21, 2017
September 2017 Undergraduate Catalog

DH 119 - Orofacial Structures

This course provides information on the nomenclature, morphology, anatomy, physiology, and histology of the oral cavity. Special emphasis is placed on characteristics of the primary and permanent dentition, including crown and root formation. Components of the tooth structure, characteristics of the supporting tissues, eruption and exfoliation patterns, and related dental terminology will also be discussed. Students will be introduced to the anatomical structures involved with the head and neck. Bones of the face and skull, muscles of the oral cavity and surrounding tissues, and nerve and blood supply avenues will be covered. Students will become familiar with anatomical landmarks related to dentistry. Human development of the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, and nervous systems will be stressed, with an emphasis on their relation to the oral cavity. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: DH 105 Dental and Medical Terminology   and SC 129 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology I  . Corequisite: None.