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Sinclair College

DEH 1304 Oral Histology & Embryology

Microscopic anatomy of the human cell and tissues. Embryologic development of the head and neck. Histology of tooth development.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Dental Health Sciences
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Illustrate the microscopic structure of enamel, dentin, dental pulp and periodontal tissues and summarize the structural changes that occur in disease states and through the aging process.
  • Summarize the histologic events involved in tooth development from the formation of the dental lamina through tooth eruption.
  • Describe the structural components of epithelium, connective, muscle and neural tissues and compare the organization of each to its function.
  • Distinguish among the various types of cells, epithelia and connective tissue found in the oral cavity in terms of structure, function and distribution.
  • Describe the embryological development of the structures of the head and neck and illustrate the formation and maturation of the stomodeum into the components of the oral cavity.
  • Describe the human cell identifying the major cytoplasmic organelles and compare and contrast the functions of selected organelles and cell membrane configurations.

Credit Hours: 1

Classroom Hours: 1