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Which if the folowing would be an example of the use of interpersonal skills rather then technical skill with patients?
Disscusing the rationale for use of denal images.
Communication is defined in the text as
The process by which information is exchanged between two or more persons.
Good verbal communication skills for dental radiographers involve
A soft tone of voice
Your patients will feel that you are indifferent to them if you do which of the following nonverbal communication actions ?
Use consistent verbal and no verbal messages
If, while treating your patient, your nonverbal messages are consistent with your verbal messages, your patient is more likely to
Which of the following is the best way to show your patient that you are listening to him or her?
Give the patient undivided attention
The term facilitation means
The act of making easier
When a patient trusts the dental professional, the patient is
More likely to comply with prescribed treatment
Inviting a patient to ask questions
The patients first impression of the dental team most often involves the
Patient education is likely to result in decreased
Fears of x-ray exposure
A patient who is knowledgeable about the importance of dental images is
More likely to accept prescribed treatment
Your patient really doesn't understand why images are necessary. You need to take images because your patient has extensive restorations and you suspect recurrent decay under several restorations. Which of the following educational methods should you use to help the patient gain the best understanding of why images are needed?
An oral presentation with printed literature
Which of the following types of questions must be answered only by the dentist?
Questions about diagnosis
To answer questions about the necessity of dental images, tell the patient
There are many diseases and conditions that cannot be detected simply by looking into the mouth
How frequently should you take dental images on your patients?
Based on patients needs
Decisions about the number, type, and frequency of dental images are determined by the __ based on the patients individual needs.
A patient with caries will require
More frequent dental imaging examinations than a patient without such disease
The frequency for taking images on your pediatric patients should be based on
The individual needs of the child
Your new patient has asked if you could use the images from his previous dentist. You should tell your patient that
You can accept the image if they were taken recently and are of acceptable quality
Your patient is 6 months pregnant. According to the guidelines for prescribing dental radiographs," you should
Not alter treatment; take needed images
Your patient is really concerned about getting cancer from dental images. You can relieve her fears because __ people have gotten cancer from dental x-rays.
A panoramic radiograph can be substituted for a complete series of dental images. A panoramic radiograph does not clearly reveal changes in teeth, such as tooth decay, or the details of the supporting bone.
The first false; the second true
Original dental images are the property of
Digital imaging improves patient education because you can
Show the patient his own periapical, bite wing, or extraoral images on a computer monitor or television screen.
If your patient refuses images, you will not be able to provide dental care on your patient, because providing treatment without necessary images is considered negligence.
Your patient has heard a lot of stories and is apprehensive about receiving x-rays. Which of the following could you tell your patient to calm her fears?
Images are prescribed on an individual basis. We will only take the images that are needed to provide a thorough oral assessment. This will limit your radiation exposure.
The consumer-patient radiation health and safety act
Outlines requirements for the safe use of dental x-ray equipment, establishes guidelines for the proper maintenance of x-ray equipment, requires persons who take dental images to be properly trained and certified
The consumer patient radiation health and safety act is a __ law.
The process of informing the patient about the particulars of exposing dental images is termed
Most be in language that the patient can readily understnad
If the patient is a minor, Informed consent
Generally, there are __ elements to informed consent.
If you take dental images on your patient before getting his informed consent, your patient can legally claim
Malpractice or negligence
Which of the following constitutes a person who can provide legal informed consent?
An adult (over the age of 18) who is of sound mind
The trend in dental negligence or malpractice actions has historically been to sue the supervising dentist alone. However, cases exist in which the dentist and the dental auxiliary have both been sued for the actions of the dental auxiliary
The standard of care can be defined as the quality of care that is provided by dental practitioners in __ locality under __ conditions.
A similar; the same or similar
Which of the following statement is true of the statute of limitations?
It often begins when the patient discovers or should have discovered that an injury has occurred as a result of dental negligence, it is the time period during which a patient may bring a malpractice action, it may not begin until years after the dental negligence occurred
Which of the following statements is true of dental images and the patients dental record?
The dental record must include documentation of the number and the type of dental images exposed.
You have entered a wrong entry in the dental record. Which of the following should you do?
Draw a single line through the incorrect entry, initial it, write in the correct entry.
It is appropriate for any dental professional to discuss a patient's care with
Another dentist involved in the patient's care and a physician with whom care is shared
Your patient wants her original set of radiographs. She claims they are hers because she has paid for them. Which of the following would be the best reply?
Legally they are the property of the dentist even though you or the insurance company pays for them.
Your former patient has moved and would like his records including the original radiographs sent to his new dentist. Which of the following should you do?
Keep the original films and send the new dentist a duplicate set
When a patient refuses dental images the dentist has deemed are necessary for treatment planning, the dentist should refuse to treat the patient; however, the patient could sign a release form that would allow the dentist to continue with the patient's treatment.
The first true; the second false
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