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DEOH102 The Oral Environment: Health and Disease

The development and structure of oral and dental tissues and their interactions with the oral environment. Applied clinical anatomy.

Paper title The Oral Environment: Health and Disease
Paper code DEOH102
Subject Dentistry (Oral Health)
EFTS 0.125
Points 15 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (20 February 2023 - 24 June 2023) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,099.50
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Nick Heng



Fehrenbach MJ & Herring SW. Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck (5th Edition or later), Elsevier.

Patton KT & Thibodeau GA. Anatomy & Physiology (10th Edition or later), Elsevier.

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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will:

  • Understand the structure and function of the craniofacial complex and its components.
  • Understand the interaction of the tooth with its environment in health and disease, including the microbial ecology of the oral cavity and the role of plaque and saliva in oral health and disease (e.g. dental caries)
  • Understand the principles of applied clinical anatomy.

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Semester 1 (20 February 2023 - 24 June 2023)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 16:00-16:50 9-14, 16-22
B1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 9-14, 16, 18-22
C1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 16-22
D1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 9-14, 17-22