Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe elements of oral health care.
  • Delineate roles and responsibilities of the individuals who provide oral health care.
  • Identify roles and responsibilities of oral health care support personnel.
  • Define the specialty areas of dentistry.
  • Define terms that describe oral anatomic structures.
  • Define terms that describe locations.
  • Define dental terminology commonly used in dentistry.
  • Utilize root words, prefixes and suffixes of words commonly used in dentistry.
  • Interpret abbreviations commonly used in dental patient treatment records.
  • Discuss the power of words.