Medical Terminology and Oral Facial Anatomy 101

Through the study of medical terminology, participants will be introduced to the language of medicine. Basic word elements – as well as the rules of building and analyzing medical terms – will be explained. The online course emphasizes spelling, definition, usage and pronunciation. In addition, participants will gain an understanding of the anatomical structures of the oral cavity, face and skull, along with common oral and maxillofacial diagnoses and treatments.

This course is designed for AAOMS fellows and members and their:

  • Anesthesia and surgical assistants
  • Practice managers
  • Coders and billers
  • Administrative staff who work with patients and/or vendors and would benefit from being well-versed in oral and maxillofacial surgery terminology as they represent the practice.

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the root, combining forms, prefixes and suffixes of medical terms.
  2. Use roots, combining forms, prefixes and suffixes to analyze and determine the meaning of medical terms.
  3. List, spell and pronounce medical terms accurately to assure effective communication.
  4. Cite the key anatomical structures of the oral cavity, face and skull.
  5. Apply correct medical terms to the anatomy of the body, with an emphasis on oral and maxillofacial structures.
  6. Describe common oral and maxillofacial conditions and their associated treatments.

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Dawn Jackson, DrPH, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

Dr. Dawn Jackson is full professor and program director of the Health Services Administration program at Eastern Kentucky University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management from East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., her master’s degree in Allied Health Education from Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky., and a doctorate degree in Health Services Management from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. She also is a fellow with the American Health Information Management Association. 
Dr. Jackson’s areas of expertise include healthcare reimbursement systems, coding and billing processes, medical law and healthcare management. A certified coding specialist, she has trained physicians and their staff for more than 26 years and has presented coding courses for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for almost 23 years.

Continuing Education Provider Approval
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.

ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 7.0 continuing education credit(s).

AGD - Accepted Program Provider
FAGD/MAGD Credit
5/1/18 – 12/31/22
Provider ID# 214680

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this internet-based enduring material for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For AAPC credit, please contact the AAOMS Coding and Reimbursement Staff at (800) 822-6637. 

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Pre-Quiz
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Unit 1: Introduction to Word Structure
Introduction to Word Structure
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Open to view video. Prior to watching the video, please go to the handouts tab to print the course manual. Once you have finished watching the video, turn to page 5 of the course manual.
Unit 2: Combining Forms & Suffixes
Flashcard Tutorial
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Open to view video. Review pages 7-9 in the Course Manual. Disclaimer: This first unit introduces you to prefixes, suffixes, and roots that you may encounter in any healthcare setting. Word components unique to oral and maxillofacial surgery are covered in Chapter 5 of the course manual.
Flashcard (Suffixes) - Unit 2
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Open to download resource. Use flashcards to help you learn the suffixes that appear on pages 7-9. In addition, this stack will include prefixes and roots shown in the Word List. Review Stack 1 as many times as needed to achieve your desired level of accuracy.
Flashcards (Word List) - Unit 2
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Open to download resource. Use Word List 1 flashcards to study the definitions of the words appearing in the Word List on pages 7-9. You can also use these flashcards to practice pronouncing these terms.
Matching Exercises - Unit 2
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Select the "View Matching Exercises" button to begin. Use the Matching Exercise to continue reinforcing your learning of the word components and Work list on pages 7-9. Each time you access the exercise, 15 items are chosen at random from a pool of 60 word components and medical terms.
Review Quiz - Unit 2
15 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/15 points to pass
15 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/15 points to pass Use the online review quiz as another tool to see how well you have learned this set of word components and medical terms. This quiz will provide you feedback in the form of a quiz score. These results are not recorded nor transmitted. This is your private assessment tool. Each time you access the quiz, 15 questions are chosen at random from a test pool of 60 questions.
Unit 3: Combining Forms & Suffixes
Flashcards (Anatomical Roots) - Unit 3
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Open to download resource. Use Stack 2 (Anatomical Roots) flashcards to help you learn the word components that appear on pages 14-22. In addition, this stack will include prefixes and roots shown in the Word List. Review Stack 2 as many times as needed to achieve your desired level of accuracy.
Flashcards (Word List) - Unit 3
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Open to download resource. Use Word List 2 flashcards to study the definitions of the words appearing in the Word List on pages 14-22. You can also use these flashcards to practice pronouncing these terms.
Matching Exercises - Unit 3
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Select the "View Matching Exercises" button to begin. Use the Matching Exercise to continue reinforcing your learning of the word components and Work list on pages 14-22. Each time you access the exercise, 10 items are chosen at random from a pool of 132 word components and medical terms.
Review Quiz - Unit 3
15 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/15 points to pass
15 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/15 points to pass Use the online review quiz as another tool to see how well you have learned this set of word components and medical terms. This quiz will provide you feedback in the form of a quiz score. These results are not recorded nor transmitted. This is your private assessment tool. Each time you access the quiz, 15 questions are chosen at random from a test pool of 73 questions.
Unit 4: Combining Forms & Suffixes
Flashcards (Medical & Surgical Specialties) - Unit 4
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Open to download resource. Use Stack 3 (Medical & Surgical Specialties) flashcards to help you learn the word components that appear on pages 25-26. In addition, this stack will include prefixes and roots shown in the Word List. Review Stack 3 as many times as needed to achieve your desired level of accuracy.
Flashcards (Word List) - Unit 4
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Open to download resource. Use Word List 3 flashcards to study the definitions of the words appearing in the Word List on pages 25-26. You can also use these flashcards to practice pronouncing these terms.
Matching Exercises - Unit 4
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Select the "View Matching Exercises" button to begin. Use the Matching Exercise to continue reinforcing your learning of the word components and Work list on pages 25-31. Each time you access the exercise, 10 items are chosen at random from a pool of 72 word components and medical terms.
Review Quiz - Unit 4
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16 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/16 points to pass Use the online review quiz as another tool to see how well you have learned this set of word components and medical terms. This quiz will provide you feedback in the form of a quiz score. These results are not recorded nor transmitted. This is your private assessment tool. Each time you access the quiz, 16 questions are chosen at random from a test pool of 16 questions.
Unit 5: Common Prefixes
Flashcards (Directional Prefixes) - Unit 5
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Open to download resource. Use Stack 4 (Directional Prefixes) flashcards to help you learn the word components that appear on pages 35-37. In addition, this stack will include prefixes and roots shown in the Word List. Review Stack 4 as many times as needed to achieve your desired level of accuracy.
Flashcards (Word List) - Unit 5
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Open to download resource. Use Word List 4 flashcards to study the definitions of the words appearing in the Word List on pages 35-37. You can also use these flashcards to practice pronouncing these terms.
Matching Exercises - Unit 5
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Select the "View Matching Exercises" button to begin. Use the Matching Exercise to continue reinforcing your learning of the word components and Work list on pages 35-37. Each time you access the exercise, 10 items are chosen at random from a pool of 50 word components and medical terms.
Review Quiz - Unit 5
15 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/15 points to pass
15 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/15 points to pass Use the online review quiz as another tool to see how well you have learned this set of word components and medical terms. This quiz will provide you feedback in the form of a quiz score. These results are not recorded nor transmitted. This is your private assessment tool. Each time you access the quiz, 15 questions are chosen at random from a test pool of 27 questions.
Unit 6: Common Prefixes
Flashcards (Miscellaneous Prefixes) - Unit 6
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Open to download resource. Use Stack 5 (Miscellaneous Prefixes) flashcards to help you learn the word components that appear on pages 37-39. In addition, this stack will include prefixes and roots shown in the Word List. Review Stack 5 as many times as needed to achieve your desired level of accuracy.
Flashcards (Word List) - Unit 6
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Open to download resource. Use Word List 5 flashcards to study the definitions of the words appearing in the Word List on pages 37-39. You can also use these flashcards to practice pronouncing these terms.
Matching Exercises - Unit 6
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Select the "View Matching Exercises" button to begin. Use the Matching Exercise to continue reinforcing your learning of the word components and Work list on pages 37-39. Each time you access the exercise, 10 items are chosen at random from a pool of 55 word components and medical terms.
Review Quiz - Unit 6
15 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/15 points to pass
15 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/15 points to pass Use the online review quiz as another tool to see how well you have learned this set of word components and medical terms. This quiz will provide you feedback in the form of a quiz score. These results are not recorded nor transmitted. This is your private assessment tool. Each time you access the quiz, 15 questions are chosen at random from a test pool of 50 questions.
Unit 7: Diagnosis & Treatment Terms
Flashcards (Treatment Suffixes) - Unit 7
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Open to download resource. Use Stack 6 (Treatment Suffixes) flashcards to help you learn the word components that appear on pages 47-48. In addition, this stack will include prefixes and roots shown in the Word List. Review Stack 6 as many times as needed to achieve your desired level of accuracy.
Flashcards (Word List) - Unit 7
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Open to download resource. Use Word List 6 flashcards to study the definitions of the words appearing in the Word List on pages 47-48. You can also use these flashcards to practice pronouncing these terms.
Matching Exercises - Unit 7
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Select the "View Matching Exercises" button to begin. Use the Matching Exercise to continue reinforcing your learning of the word components and Work list on pages 47-48. Each time you access the exercise, 10 items are chosen at random from a pool of 41 word components and medical terms.
Review Quiz - Unit 7
15 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/15 points to pass
15 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/15 points to pass Use the online review quiz as another tool to see how well you have learned this set of word components and medical terms. This quiz will provide you feedback in the form of a quiz score. These results are not recorded nor transmitted. This is your private assessment tool. Each time you access the quiz, 15 questions are chosen at random from a test pool of 50 questions.
Unit 8: Diagnosis & Treatment Terms
Flashcards (Miscellaneous Combining Forms) - Unit 8
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Open to download resource. Use Stack 7 (Miscellaneous Combining Forms) flashcards to help you learn the word components that appear on pages 51-54. In addition, this stack will include prefixes and roots shown in the Word List. Review Stack 7 as many times as needed to achieve your desired level of accuracy.
Flashcards (Word List) - Unit 8
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Open to download resource. Use Word List 7 flashcards to study the definitions of the words appearing in the Word List on pages 51-54. You can also use these flashcards to practice pronouncing these terms.
Matching Exercises - Unit 8
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Select the "View Matching Exercises" button to begin. Use the Matching Exercise to continue reinforcing your learning of the word components and Work list on pages 51-54. Each time you access the exercise, 10 items are chosen at random from a pool of 89 word components and medical terms.
Review Quiz - Unit 8
15 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/15 points to pass
15 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/15 points to pass Use the online review quiz as another tool to see how well you have learned this set of word components and medical terms. This quiz will provide you feedback in the form of a quiz score. These results are not recorded nor transmitted. This is your private assessment tool. Each time you access the quiz, 15 questions are chosen at random from a test pool of 43 questions.
Unit 9: Diagnosis & Treatment Terms
Flashcards (Suffixes Related to Disease) - Unit 9
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Open to download resource. Use Stack 8 (Suffixes Related to Disease) flashcards to help you learn the word components that appear on pages 55-58. In addition, this stack will include prefixes and roots shown in the Word List. Review Stack 8 as many times as needed to achieve your desired level of accuracy.
Flashcards (Word List) - Unit 9
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Open to download resource. Use Word List 8 flashcards to study the definitions of the words appearing in the Word List on pages 55-58. You can also use these flashcards to practice pronouncing these terms.
Matching Exercises - Unit 9
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Select the "View Matching Exercises" button to begin. Use the Matching Exercise to continue reinforcing your learning of the word components and Work list on pages 55-58. Each time you access the exercise, 10 items are chosen at random from a pool of 69 word components and medical terms.
Review Quiz - Unit 9
15 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/15 points to pass
15 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/15 points to pass Use the online review quiz as another tool to see how well you have learned this set of word components and medical terms. This quiz will provide you feedback in the form of a quiz score. These results are not recorded nor transmitted. This is your private assessment tool. Each time you access the quiz, 15 questions are chosen at random from a test pool of 35 questions.
Unit 10: Oral and Maxillofacial Terms
Flashcards (Oral and Maxillofacial Combining Forms) - Unit 10
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Open to download resource. Use Stack 9 (Oral and Maxillofacial Combining Forms) flashcards to help you learn the word components that appear on pages 73-77. In addition, this stack will include prefixes and roots shown in the Word List. Review Stack 9 as many times as needed to achieve your desired level of accuracy.
Flashcards (Word List) - Unit 10
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Open to download resource. Use Word List 9 flashcards to study the definitions of the words appearing in the Word List on pages 73-77. You can also use these flashcards to practice pronouncing these terms.
Matching Exercises - Unit 10
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Select the "View Matching Exercises" button to begin. Use the Matching Exercise to continue reinforcing your learning of the word components and Work list on pages 73-77. Each time you access the exercise, 10 items are chosen at random from a pool of 77 word components and medical terms.
Review Quiz - Unit 10
15 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/15 points to pass
15 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/15 points to pass Use the online review quiz as another tool to see how well you have learned this set of word components and medical terms. This quiz will provide you feedback in the form of a quiz score. These results are not recorded nor transmitted. This is your private assessment tool. Each time you access the quiz, 15 questions are chosen at random from a test pool of 42 questions.
Unit 11: Oral and Facial Anatomy
Radiology Services
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Anesthesia Services
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Oral and Maxillofacial Anatomy
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Craniofacial Anatomy
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Anatomy of the Mouth
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Dentoalveolar Diagnoses
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Dentoalveolar Procedures
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Maxillofacial Trauma
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TMDs and TMD Treatment
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Congenital Anomalies
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Cosmetic Procedures
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Conclusion
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Course Quiz
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Course Evaluation
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Certificate
7.00 CDE/CME credits  |  Certificate available
7.00 CDE/CME credits  |  Certificate available