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Introduction

An Overview of Dental Anatomy

COURSE NUMBER: 500

Vickie Parrish Foster, RDH, MEd

Credit Hours:

1 Hour(s)

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This course will provide an overview of dental anatomy, including the primary and permanent dentitions, normal facial and intraoral anatomy and the anatomy of the periodontium. This information can be used as a review in order to compare fi...

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Overview

This course will provide an overview of dental anatomy, including the primary and permanent dentitions, normal facial and intraoral anatomy and the anatomy of the periodontium. This information can be used as a review in order to compare findings outside of the normal.


The oral cavity and its surrounding and supporting structures not only affect our digestive processes, but also affect our speech and appearance. In order to identify problems in the oral cavity, the dental professional must first recognize normal anatomy as well as the normal appearance of the surrounding areas. In addition, it is essential the dental professional be able to evaluate the health of the teeth as well as the supporting tissues and periodontium. Even though the dentist is responsible for diagnosis, all dental professionals should be able to recognize deviations from normal in order to determine the need for further investigation by the dentist.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Mar 16, 2016

  • Last Revision Date:

    Mar 14, 2022

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Mar 13, 2025

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    10

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Recognize and describe the normal anatomical structures of the oral cavity and the head and neck.
  • Recite the name, Universal number and function of each type of tooth, both primary and permanent.
  • Differentiate between the tissues of the teeth.
  • List where each type of tooth is located in the mouth.
  • Explain the types of occlusion and the significance of each.
  • Identify the components of the periodontium and the importance of each.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
Vickie P. Overman

Vickie Parrish Foster

RDH, MEd

Vickie previously served as the Director of the Undergraduate Dental Hygiene program and as an associate professor in the Department of Dental Ecology at the UNC Adam’s School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill for 32 years. On January 1, 201...

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Submission Information

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CE Broker For all states that use CE Broker for licensure, “proof of completions” are electronically reported the first of every month. If a course was taken in November, the “proof of completion” will be submitted the beginning of December.

Recognition

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THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY


Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.


8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

Provider ID# 211886

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AADH Approved Program Provider

Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.