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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Dentistry Program of Dentistry
Lecture Code J1503060 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 歯の形態学
Subject Name
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Tooth Morphology
Instructor KAKU MASATO
カク マサト
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Fri1-2:DEN Large Lecture Rm
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture and Tooth drawing  
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 27 : Health Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Dental Sciences
Eligible Students 2nd year
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge regarding basic and clinical dental medicine
・Knowledge of life sciences
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Rich humanity, understanding of professional responsibilities of a dentist, and general capabilities including basic knowledge, skills, and attitude required for putting such responsibilities into practice 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Oral anatomy uncovers oral-maxillofacial anatomy and dental anatomy. This lecture focuses mainly on dental anatomy.
Human tooth is outlined with the objective of phylogeny as an introduction. The features of functionally-strucured teeth are described. Eventually, through tooth drawing and carving, you acquire differentiation of tooth. 
Class Schedule #1 Introduction, upper central incisor, upper lateral incisor
#2 upper canine, upper first premolar, upper second premolar
#3 upper first molar, lower central incisor
#4 upper second molar, lower lateral incisor
#5 lower canine, lower first premolar, lower second premolar
#6 lower first molar, lower second molar
#7 upper deciduous tooth
#8 lower deciduous tooth 
Woelfel's Dental Anatomy: Its Relevance to Dentistry by Rickne C. Scheid and Gabriela Weiss DDS
Wheeler's Dental Anatomy, Physiology and Occlusion, 9e by Stanley J. Nelson DDS MS 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts, images(PC) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
This lecture includes not only the audit but drawing and carving to understand the structure and function of teeth. Please have a firm understanding of tooth anatomy before the carving practice. 
Grading Method Judged by drawing,  report and written exam.  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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