Dental Assistant School Week 3
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To chart a condition that requires treatment, the information should be color-coded in ______
An intraoral imaging system is used to __________
Magnify conditions in the mouth
The abbreviation PFM represents
Porcelain fused to metal
During the soft tissue examination, the dentist may use______ to gently pull the tongue forward.
If using the Universal Numbering System, when looking at a charting diagram, the patient's right quadrant will be located on the ______ side of the diagram.
During the charting of a patient, the dentist indicates that the patient should receive a gold crown for tooth #4. This should be charted by _____________
outlining the crown with red and placing red diagonal lines
On which tooth would you commonly see a class III cavity classification charted?
A small red circle at the tip of the root apex indicates___________
According to Black's classification, class ______ cavities are also known as smooth surface cavities.
Treatment entries in the patient's chart must be recorded completely _________
in black ink
The portion of a fixed bridge that replaces the natural tooth is termed the________
A cast restoration that covers the proximal surfaces and most of the occlusal surface is called a/an _______
A/An ______ bridge requires very little preparation of the abutment teeth, and the completed cast is bonded in place on the lingual surface.
A post and core is used to strengthen a restoration and improve retention in a/an _______ tooth
When a fixed bridge is created, there must be at least _______ of the bridge.
The use of gingival retraction cord with epinephrine_________ recommended for a patient with cardiovascular disease.
Provisional coverage can remain on a prepared tooth or teeth for a few days to_____ .
a few weeks
The saddle of a removable partial denture ____________
rests on the oral mucosa covering the alveolar ridge
Retention of the maxillary denture depends primarily on the______
suction seal of the post dam
Because of their relatively weak root structure, individual ________are least acceptable for use as abutments.
The leading cause of tooth loss in adults is __________
The most common periodontal disease and the easiest one to treat is __________
How many periodontal probing measurements are taken for each tooth?
Curettes that are designed with two cutting edges are called _________
The procedure in which the gingival wall of the pocket is scraped is called a________
The primary cause of gingivitis and most forms of periodontal disease is ____________
The depth of a periodontal pocket is measured with a/an ____________
What surgical procedure is required to reshape the bone to remove defects and to restore normal contour?
The procedure that removes calculus, soft deposits, and stain from all unattached tooth surfaces is known as ______
a dental prophylaxis
To locate calculus deposits, use a/an _________
In charting mobility, moderate mobility is class _____
Which of the following instruments is used to outline the area for a gingivectomy?
The identification of a disease is called a diagnosis.
Dental charting can be described by the dental team as "shorthand."
In an anatomic charting diagram, the illustration of each tooth resembles circles that are divided into segments.
When charting, blue or black represents dental treatment that is to be completed.
The charting abbreviation for mesial-occlusion-distal-lingual is MODL
Intraoral imaging provides a visual evaluation of bone and tissue that cannot be seen by other means.
To feel or touch something is palpation.
A thorough oral examination includes a careful examination of the neck, face, lips, and the soft tissues in the mouth.
It is common practice for the dental assistant to perform the periodontal examination for a patient
A gingival reaction cord permanently displaces the gingival tissue and widens the sulcus.
Provisional coverage is also known as temporary coverage.
Prosthodontics encompasses two areas of dentistry: fixed and removable prosthodontics.
To ensure an exact color match, many dentists prefer to match the shade of a patient's teeth using a fluorescent lighting.
A core buildup can be composed of either amalgam or a specific core material.
A removable partial denture replaces all of the teeth in an arch.
Anterior teeth are the strongest teeth for abutments of a partial.
Pressure points are areas within the tissue portion of the denture that could possibly irritate the patients tissue.
The use of a gingival retraction cord in not required when taking a final impression for a denture.
An immediate denture is placed immediately after the insertion of an implant.
Kirkland knives are used during periodontal surgery.
Ultrasonic scalers can increase operator hand fatigue.
Fluoride mouth rinses have been shown to reduce bleeding by delaying bacterial growth.
The scaling of teeth follows root planning.
A gingivoplasty involves the surgical reshaping and contouring of the gingival tissues.