This course introduces the student to the common terms used in dental hygiene; the anatomy of the teeth and oral structures; and identification of primary and permanent teeth. It includes an introduction to general histology and embryology with emphasis on the microscopic structures of enamel, dentin, pulp, cementum, periodontal ligament, alveolar bone, gingiva, oral mucosa, and the tongue.
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Dental Hygiene (DHY)
2 hours of lecture, 2.5 hours of activity per week