Mouth anatomy

Description

The structure and function of the teeth, mouth, jaws and associated tissues, both healthy and diseased, and their relationship to the general state of health and to the physical and social well-being of the patient.

Alternative labels

mouth functions
human mouth anatomy
oral anatomy
anatomy of the mouth
mouth-anatomy
mouth structure

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Mouth anatomy is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Dentistry lecturer: Dentistry lecturers are subject professors, teachers, or lecturers, and often doctors who instruct students who have obtained an upper secondary education diploma in their own specialised field of study, dentistry, which is predominantly academic in nature. They work with their university research assistants and university teaching assistants for the preparation of lectures and of exams, for grading papers and exams, for leading laboratory practices, and for leading review and feedback sessions for the students. They also conduct academic research in their respective field of dentistry, publish their findings and liaise with other university colleagues.
Dental practitioner: Dental practitioners prevent, diagnose and treat anomalies and diseases affecting the teeth, mouth, jaws and adjoining tissues.

Optional knowledge

Mouth anatomy is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

 


 

References

  1. Mouth anatomy – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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