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board of dental examiners

a board governing the rules and regulations of the state dental practice act

committee of dental auxiliary



written/computerized test sent to


practical test sent to


every two years with 25 continuing credits

reasons for using rubber dam

adequate visibility, better patient management , mositure control, and decresed operating time


precut sheets for children


precut sheets for anterior teeth isolation


precut sheets for adults

reflects less light

dark rubber dam does what?


light rubber is used for what?

absorbs saliva

rubber dam napkin does what?

youngs frame

most common frame used

endodontic technique, pediatrics, and isolate anterior teeth in adults

Youngs frame is used for what?


ligature floss is how many inches

bow of clamp or through the holes in the jaw

ligature floss is tied around what?

the tooth farthest from the anchor tooth

retention dam of opposing cuspid is

beavertail burnisher and plastic instrument

the two types of inversion instruments

on tooth behind the prep

rubber dam clamp is placed where

water fluoride, topical application, diet supplementation and dentifrices

four basic metods of flouride administration are

acidulated phosphate fluoride

most common topical fluoride

1.23 percent

acidulated phosphate fluoride is what percent fluoride


all teeth should be dried off before applying fluoride


sodium fluoride has a series of four applications that are 2-7days apart

8 percent

solution of stannous flouride for children

10 percent

application of stannous fluoride for adults


you dry teeth with air/water syringe

vermillion border

margin formed representing the zone of transition from the red skin of lips to the mucous membrane

posterior palate

soft portion

palatine rugae

elevations of soft tissue

uvula palatine

small v shaped fleshy mass hanging from the soft palate

palatine tonsil

a small rounded mass of tissue

maxillary tuberosity

bony prominence at the end of the maxillary alveolar process on either side

gingival margin

highest point of the free gingiva

free gingiva

not bound to underlying tissue

dorsum surface

top surface of the tongue closest to the palate

ventral surface

bottom surface of tongue

variations of normal and evidence of disease

lips are inspected and palpated for what

to determine texture, pliability, and firmness of underlying and surface tissues

palpation is carried out bidigitally for what?

checking the soft palate

what are you checking for when you have a person say ahh


floor of the mouth always needs to be inspected

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