Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe elements of oral healthcare.

  • Delineate roles and responsibilities of the individuals who provide oral healthcare.

  • Identify roles and responsibilities of oral healthcare support personnel.

  • Define the specialty areas of dentistry.

  • Define terms that describe oral anatomic structures.

  • Define terminology that is used to describe locations.

  • Define dentally related words commonly used in almost every area of dentistry.

  • Utilize root words, suffixes, prefixes of words commonly used in dentistry.

  • Interpret abbreviations commonly used in dental patient treatment records.

  • Discuss the power of words.