Jan 22, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

DAST 1540 - Dental Science I

Credit hours: 3

Lecture hours: 45 contact hours

Prerequisites: Admission to Dental Assisting program. Students must be college level in reading, writing, and math.

Course Description:
This course includes instruction in general and oral anatomy and physiology, embryology, histology, dental morphology and microbiology.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Pronounce, spell, and define dental terms as defined.
  2. List the major groups of microorganisms.
  3. Describe how prions differ from viruses and bacteria.
  4. Name the bloodborne pathogens of concern in dentistry.
  5. Explain the differences between primary, mixed, and permanent dentitions.
  6. Explain how the size and shape of teeth determine the functions of different types of teeth.
  7. Name and identify the location of each tooth surface.
  8. Identify tooth surfaces.
  9. Identify teeth using the Universal/National system, the Palmer Notation System, and the ISO/FDI system.
  10. Identify the anatomy of the maxillary and mandibular permanent teeth.
  11. Describe the three periods of prenatal development.
  12. Discuss genetic and environmental factors that can affect dental development.
  13. Name and describe the tissues of the teeth.
  14. Identify the regions of the head.
  15. Locate and identify the bones of the cranium and face.
  16. Name and identify the landmarks of the oral cavity.
  17. Describe the structures found in the vestibular region of the oral cavity.
  18. Explain the difference between anatomy and physiology.
  19. Name and locate each of the 10 body systems.
  20. Describe the components of each body system.