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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

DAST-120 Oral Pathology for Dental Assistants

Credits 1 / 1 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into College Level Reading, completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0 or higher, or successful completion of ACRD-090, ACRD-091 or ACRD-092. Co-requisite: DAST-121 , DAST-122 , DAST-123 , DAST-124 , DAST-125 , DAST-126 , DAST-127  and DHDA-114  
A comprehensive study of oral anatomy and commonly seen oral diseases. This exposure will give the dental assisting student basic knowledge of oral pathology relative to their area of specialization in health care and enable them to successfully complete their licensing requirements.

Course Outcomes
1. Define key terms 2. Identify clinical features, etiology and treatment information for all conditions listed 3. List the 4 signs of inflammation 4. Identify historical information that should be gathered when suspicious lesions are found 5. Identify the relationship between foliate papillae and lingual tonsil 6. List a differentiating feature between torus mandibularis and exostoses 7. Identify oral hygiene information that is appropriate for patients with fissured and hairy tongues 8. Differentiate the rationale for biopsy of leukoplakia and erythroplakia and identify the more dangerous of the two lesions 9. List features of the 4 forms of herpetic ulcerations 10. Differentiate between characteristics of herpes simplex ulcers and aphthous ulcers 11. Identify the role of early detection when squamous cell carcinoma is present in the mouth 12. List the conditions that form as a result of frequent and hypertrophy. 13. Describe the differences between hyperplasia and hypertrophy 14. Identify the conditions associated with Candida Albicans 15. List drugs reported on the medical history that may manifest orally as gingival hyperplasia 16. Discuss the role of opportunistic infection in AIDS.
17. List conditions that can only be identified by radiographs 18. Recognize normal periodontal tissues 19. Recognize the basic signs of periodontal disease status 20. Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy gingival tissues 21. Describe the progression of periodontal disease, its etiology and its treatment 22. Classify the diseases and conditions affecting the calcified portions of the teeth