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Tooth Morphology and Introduction to Occlusion (51051)


The learning of the morphological characteristics of permanent  teeth that allows the identification of each type of tooth, the understanding of its functional and aesthetic role in the oral-maxillary system as well as  the waxing of missing surfaces on plaster moldings.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognize teeth in deciduous and permanent teeth, describes the time of eruption, which permanent tooth erupts to the position of deciduous, and name each tooth according to the FDI system.
  • Identifies the basic morphological characteristics of the teeth and describes their clinical role.
  • Describes the basic morphological differences of the permanent upper central and lateral  incisor, the corresponding lower, the upper and lower canines, the first and second upper and lower premolars as well as the first and second upper and lower molars.
  • Identifies each tooth in whatever form it encounters (sketch, plastic, natural)
  • Recognizes the wrong morphological elements of all the permanent teeth.
  • Describes the basic morphological differences of each permanent tooth with respect to the deciduous.
  • Wax to plaster moldings the morphology of different surfaces of all permanent teeth.


  • General characteristics of dental arch and morphological features of teeth
  • Central and lateral upper incisors
  • Central and lateral lower incisors
  • Upper and lower canines
  • First and second upper premolars
  • First and second lower premolars
  • First and second upper molars
  • First and second lower molars

Educational methods

  • Laboratory exercise (theoretical exercises in groups and tooth waxing)

Successful completion

  • Assessment in two (2) individual intermediate exercises (60%)
  • Final written examinations (40%)