2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Aug 08, 2022  
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DHYG 315 Oral Pathology (2 credits)



Prerequisite Current enrollment in Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene program.

Course Description
An introduction to the pathologic processes (including genetics), the recognition of oral diseases and oral manifestations of commonly encountered systemic diseases, and their considerations to the practice of dental hygiene.

Student Outcomes
1. Define and describe oral pathology terms.
2. Describe the diagnostic categories that contribute to the diagnostic process.
3. Consistently and accurately utilize the diagnostic categories that contribute to the preliminary diagnosis of oral diseases.
4. Describe factors involved in the pathogenesis of oral diseases.
5. Describe and identify the local and systemic signs of inflammation.
6. Describe the microscopic events of the inflammatory process and the regeneration/repair process.
7. Describe and recognize the physical and chemical injuries of the hard and soft oral tissues.
8. Explain the immune responses and autoimmunity associated with oral diseases.
9. Describe and recognize oral conditions that are variants of normal or benign conditions of unknown cause.
10.Describe and recognize developmental anomalies of the face, oral cavity, and teeth.
11.Describe and recognize the etiology, population, clinical features, radiographic features, microscopic features, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, and clinical considerations of commonly encountered oral diseases.
12.Describe and recognize the etiology, population, clinical features, radiographic features, microscopic features, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, and clinical considerations of oral manifestations of commonly encountered systemic diseases.



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