In this course students study the basic principles of disease process specifically related to the oral cavity, orofacial region and the temporomandibular joint. Structural and functional changes that result from developmental, genetic or pathological conditions are discussed. Cell injury, inflammation, repair processes, along with nutritional deficiencies, bacterial related diseases and systemic conditions with oral manifestations are discussed. Students learn how the human body's response to injury such as inflammation, immune responses and cellular adaptations may affect oral health and denturist interventions. Students use radiographic imagery to identify abnormal anatomical structures.
Course code: DEND 2102
Length: 60 hours
PrerequisitesAll term 1 and 2 courses must be successfully completed
CorequisitesDEND 2101; DEND 2103; DEND 2104; DEND 2105, DEND 2106
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.