The course is placed in 2nd year semester III of BS-DCP that is a combined course for both Dental Hygiene and Dental Technology programs. This course will introduce the concepts of injury and departures from normal structure and function in the human body, as occurs in disease. The various pathological processes and their importance on the basis of human disease will be studied. Correlation with the clinical presentation will also be made, with particular reference to cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders.


1.      Understand and relate the general principles, terminology and modes of spread of disease.

2.      Correlate basic disease states studied at a cellular and gross anatomical level with the overt clinical signs and symptoms seen in those disorders.

3.      Understand the general principles of the pathological process

Identify factors in the environment that contribute to the pathology development


The placement of this subject is in 2nd year, semester-III of BS-DCP both (Dental Technologist and Hygienist). The purpose of this course is to gain enhance knowledge and understanding about structures within the oral cavity, including the tongue, salivary glands, lips and cheeks and teeth (both permanent and primary) Laboratory emphasis will be placed on tooth identification and tooth/root morphology to enhance the application of instrumentation techniques.


By the end of the course, the students of dental hygiene and dental technologist will be able to:

1.        To understand the concept of oral structure

2.        Development of the oral tissues: their interrelationships

3.        To identify the nomenclature of teeth.

4.        Chronology of the deciduous dentition along with anatomy of individual teeth.

5.        Chronology of the permanent dentition along with anatomy of individual teeth

6.        Identify deciduous and permanent teeth by their proper name, function and location.

7.        Able to write the dental formula for deciduous and permanent dentition.

8.        Identify the surfaces of the teeth.

9.        Identify the grooves, ridges, pits and fossae of the teeth.

10.      Demonstrate practical application of the three numbering systems-Universal, Palmer Notation, and International.

11.       Identify physiologic considerations of function and occlusion.

12.       Define and identify within the oral cavity various features related to the oral cavity and tooth morphology.

13.       List the eruption dates for both primary and permanent teeth.

14.       List distinguishing features of individual teeth.

15.        Match the name of the major salivary gland with the correct duct opening and intraoral location.

16.        List the locations of minor salivary glands.

17.        Correctly identify soft tissue landmarks of the oral cavity, lips and face.

18.        Identify factors associated with root morphology and their relationship to clinical practice.

19.        Identify the characteristics of primary teeth that distinguish them from permanent teeth

Following is the detail of assessment criteria in the course, e.g. assignments, quizzes during the online teaching sessions, end-of-course exam, etc. and their weightage. It also contains how the students will be graded for different components of assessment, assessment methods that will be used during the course, e.g. Essay writing, MCQs, Short questions, etc.Formative Assessment on LMS must be graded and be assigned 60% weightage of the Summative Assessment, whereas 40% may be assigned to the Final Examination conducted on LMS in the form of BCQs based Theory and online Viva based examination.In order to provide flexibility to the students, they may be given options of two attempts to finish graded quizzes. However, mid-term and class test must be taken as single attempt

Theory based final examination questions (to assess knowledge) will be prepared and peer reviewed by two at least examiners (internal and external). Structured Viva of final examination (to assess attitude) will be conducted by two examiners (Internal & External).

This course is introduced in the second year of BS DCP as a core course in semester III. The purpose of this course is to gain knowledge & understanding about the role of Dental Materials in dental technology and dental hygiene that involves the manipulation, uses & applications of different dental materials, composition & properties of dental materials & the manner in which they interact with the environment they are placed. Science of dental materials is a basic science which deals with the physical, mechanical & biological properties of Dental Materials. The study of science of dental materials gives basic knowledge about the materials used in dental practice.

Total Credit Hours 4


By the end of this course, students would able to:
1.      Understand the science of Dental Materials.
2.      Identify various gypsum products, their reactions & their usage.
3.      Identify various impression materials, their physical applications & usage.
4.     Identify various dental waxes, their physical applications & their usage.
1.      Describe the purpose of separating materials & demonstrate their proper usage.
2.      Describe the various types of acrylic resins, their physical & chemical properties & their usage.
3.      Describe the various dental burs & abrasives & demonstrate their usage.
4.      Use appropriate terminology with respect to dental materials.
5.      Identify the alloys used in dentistry.
6.      Identify dental casting investments.
7.      Identify dental soldering investments.
8.      To understand chemistry, properties classification & usage of different direct & indirect restorative material & to understand mixing & manipulation of different dental materials used in Dental practice.