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EFD 1102 Dental Anatomy for Dental Auxiliaries

A study of form and function of the human dentition. This course is designed to provide an overview of the terminology and characteristics of all teeth in the adult and primary dentition. Includes identification of all anatomical tooth structures, eruption schedule and occlusion.

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

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Delineate the arrangement of the teeth into dentitions, arches, quadrants and sextants, and describe the function of contact areas and embrasures.
  • Differentiate and compare morphological features of each permanent and primary tooth and assign the appropriate name and code number/letter to each tooth.
  • State the pattern and dates for eruption of all primary and permanent teeth and differentiate among the characteristics that contribute to mal-alignment or mal-positioning of teeth.
  • Describe Angle's classification of occlusion and define the terminology used in the analysis of the human dental occlusion.
  • Compare and contrast the morphology and function of the various classes of teeth including the various elements that comprise tooth structure such as the composition, location, and function of enamel, dentin, cementum and the dental pulp.

Credit Hours: 1

Classroom Hours: 1