William Balton, DDS (view profile)
Duration: 8 Hours
Dr. Balton's long involvement as an educator and clinician makes him an ideal person to help you brush up on oral histology. The course is designed as a concise and simplified review of basic histology as it relates to the oral and perioral tissues. It cuts through all the minutia that bogged you down in school so that you can clearly understand the important facts about oral histology. The course begins with a fundamental review of the four basic tissues of the body in lucid terms that is accompanied by diagramatic drawings by Joanne Balton. Enough anatomy is included to enable you to picture the tissues in a functional setting.
The course continues with a detailed histologic examination of the specific tissues of the teeth, followed by a discussion of the histologic components and functions of the periodontal ligament, surrounding bony structures, gingiva, and oral mucosa, including the specialized mucosa of the tongue. The discussion concludes with a description of the histology and functions of the major and minor salivary glands.
A thorough knowledge of normal histology and the role of normal tissues in the physiology of the oral anatomical structures will, of course, give us a solid foundation for understanding the pathology of these tissues and organs.