2023-2024 / HISL0221-2

Histology of the masticating system


12h Th, 7,5h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in dentistry2 crédits 


Chantal Humblet

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

  • Tooth morphology
  • Tooth development
  • Dentinogenesis and structure of the complex dentine-dental pulp
  • Amelogenesis and structure of the enamel
  • Development and structure of the periodontum
  • Physiological movements of the tooth
  • Oral mucosa and salivary glands
Before this part , the bone growth, modeling and evolution with age are studied (in theory and in workshop)

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The objectives of this lectures are to describe the tissues of the tooth and of the oral cavity and to explain their morphological and functional relationships. The description of tooth development during embryogenesis and childhood and of tooth evolution with aging will permit to better understand the relations between morphology and function.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

  • general histology
  • general immunology
  • oral biochemistry
  • oral physiology
  • oral anatomy

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

  • During practical lessons students observe microscopic slides of developing and adult teeth but also slides of bone
  • they take place in the rooms of practical lessons CHU B23 and or at distance (e-campus)

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Lessons given during the S2 for the 2d year of bachelor in dental science.
Theoretic lessons: 12H
Practical lessons: 3 X 2h30



Recommended or required readings

slides are available on line (e-campus or MyUlg

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Written examination on theoretic and practical notions.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

  • Reference book: Oral histology, development, structure and function (A.R. Ten Cate), Mosby Company, 5th edition.


Chantal Humblet
Laboratoire d'Histologie Cytologie
B23, niveau 3, local 3/3
Tél: 04/366.24.03 E-mail: Chantal.humblet@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs

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