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DEN 204 - General and Oral Pathology

A broad picture of the disease process through the study of common general diseases, their etiology, results and treatment.  Emphasis on the principles of inflammation, healing and repair, oral disease, including etiology, pathogenesis, prognosis, recognition and treatment.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisites:  DEN 102 Dental Hygiene II, DEN 106 Clinical Dental Radiography, DEN 107 Introduction to Periodontology, DEN 110W Dental Materials, BIO 132 Anatomy & Physiology II, CLT 208 Pathogenic Microbiology, 209 Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory

Corequisites:  Prior or Concurrent:  DEN 201 Dental Hygiene III, DEN 203 Pain Management in Dentistry, DEN 205 Periodontology, DEN 206 Dental Pharmacology, DEN 209 Dental Nutrition, PSY General Psychology

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between normal and abnormal oral and head and neck findings.
  2. Discuss (using appropriate terminology) common abnormalities viewed orally and in the head and neck region.
  3. Describe, identify and report various lesions manifested in and about the oral cavity.
  4. Recognize and describe signs, symptoms, and clinical features of systemic disease.
  5. Identify and describe various medical conditions and their oral manifestations which may affect dental or dental hygiene treatment.
  6. Describe and interpret pathology viewed on dental radiographs, and photographs.

Therefore, upon completion of DEN 204 General and Oral Pathology, the student will be able to recognize, distinguish between, discuss and understand the possible pathogenicity of normal and abnormal oral and head and neck findings, including oral manifestations of systemic disease.  This knowledge and skill will enable to the student to identify and report oral pathology discovered during extra/intraoral examination, one of the most valuable services that the dental hygienist provides for patients.