DOH110 Oral Health Sciences 1 (16)

This is an introductory course that begins the study of Oral Biology. This subject establishes the foundational knowledge needed in oral anatomy, histology and embryologic development. Crown and root anatomy, morphology and clinical characteristics will be examined in detail. Students will identify and differentiate oral structures. The subject is focused on the healthy development of the oral cavity at this stage of study so the student acquires sound foundational knowledge needed to distinguish health from disease and provide optimal oral health care as an oral health care practitioner.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: DOH110. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Two sessions


School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the basic embryological processes and their macro and microscopic interactions that lead to the development of the craniofacial complex and oral region
  • be able to describe the macroscopic anatomy of the head and neck structures and their functions using anatomical terminology with a focus on oral and peri-oral structures
  • be able to describe the morpho-and histo-differentiation stages and the interactions that lead to the development of teeth and periodontium
  • be able to describe the histology of oral and peri-oral structures
  • be able to describe the morphology of deciduous and permanent dentition and the occlusal relationships
  • be able to describe the histology and physiology of tooth eruption and exfoliation
  • be able to explain the clinical manifestation of defects affecting dental hard tissues
  • be able to apply anatomical knowledge in describing disease processes and clinical manifestations of congenital and developmental orofacial defects and accidental and iatrogenic injuries
  • be able to describe the physical and chemical properties of restorative and impression dental materials, their clinical indications and contra-indications, their chairside handling and their waste management processes
  • be able to describe the microbiology of oral biofilm, host responses and immune responses


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Dental Anatomy, eruption & exfoliation
  • Oral histology
  • Oral microbiology
  • Dental materials
  • Craniofacial and oral embryology
  • Craniofacial and oral anatomy

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.