• Program: Dental Assistant
  • Course: Dental Science
  • Course #: DNTL1121
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is designed to provide information on dental terminology, basic head and neck anatomy, tooth morphology, oral histology and embryology and the basics of the human body systems. Oral pathology is included and contains a background in the identification, causes, symptoms and transmission of various oral diseases.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Define dental terminology
Identify the anatomic features of teeth
Identify tooth annotation
Identify tooth morphology
Explain oral embryology
Explain oral histology
Differentiate oral structures
Identify bones of the skull
Explain the innervation of teeth
Explain blood flow to the teeth
Explain body systems
Identify oral pathological conditions

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 4
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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