DDS 532B - Oral Biology II

2.5 units (fi 10)(TWO TERM, 66 HOURS)

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

A multidisciplinary course that examines the unique physiology, biochemistry and nutritional requirements of the oral cavity. Topics include functions of the periodontal tissues, the temporomandibular joint, mastication, swallowing, speech, special reflexes involving cranial nerves, receptors of the stomatognathic system, and salivary glands and the role of saliva in caries. Oral manifestations of metabolic disease, the physiology of pain, and the role of nutrition in the development of oral tissues and the maintenance of oral health will also be discussed. Open only to students registered in the DDS program.

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