Part of Unit: Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
Students will have the opportunity to identify how the anatomy of the temporomandibular joint enables it's movement, functions and how to avoid habits that can cause trauma.
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- 60 Minutes
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- HSMT.B.B1.1 Know how to evaluate and report relevant information effectively to the appropri...
- HSMT.B.B1.2 Use medical terminology appropriate to diagnostic services to interpret, transcr...
- HSMT.B.B3.1 Know the process for assessing the health status of patients and clients.
- HSMT.B.B3.2 Know the process for evaluating potential hazards to patients and clients.
- HSMT.B.B3.6 Use proper body mechanics, ergonomics, safety equipment, and techniques to preve...
- HSMT.B.B4.2 Use active listening skills (e.g., reflection, restatement, and clarification te...
- HSMT.B.B5.2 Use appropriate protocol after assessing patients, clients, and resources.
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
Identify the components of the temporomandibular joint
Activities in this Lesson
- Background assessment - Hooks / Set
Ask students with a show of hands how many of have experienced the following:
Instruct students to take a blank sheet, teacher demonstrates and instruction is given. Hold sheet vertically and fold in half to create an orgamy. On the right side they will write down foods to avoid to prevent jaw soreness. Group students of four.
Set timer for one minute and have groups begin discussion. When timer goes off engage a discussion of the foods noted and discuss how they might have an impact to the temporomandibular joint.
Teacher could ask the following questions to continue interest and maintain students engaged to the lesson:
What area did you feel the pain?
How long did the pain/discomfort last?
Did you have to take over the counter meds?
Have students write foods that were not noted on their list on the opposite side of the orgamy.
Instruct students to reference the following examples showcased in their textbooks (Textbook Torres and Erhlich Modern Dental Assisting, Ninth Edition),Page 104 Figure 9-11 and Figure 9-12. see attached documents.
The next lesson will broaden students understanding of the TMJ function and anatomy.
- Eyes on Me! - Demo / Modeling
Prior to modeling, engage with students recaping the first activity. All eyes on "me", I do first. The teacher will demonstrate the following.
Place index fingers into ears and open and close mouth. Have students wirte what they felt or observed while opening and closing.Encourage to include even the most subtles observations.
Examples of what students could note:
Did they swollow prior to opening and closing.
Did the jaw shift to one side?
This activity will prepare the students for the next lecture: Jaw movements; Hinge actions and glldinging actions.
- Assessment Types:
Provide students with the unlabeled copies of TMJ. In groups have students fill in the missing labels without using their textbook. have groups share their answer with the class.