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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
involves the diagnosis, surgery and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. (surgeon of the facial region. He or she is an individual who addresses problems ranging from the removal of impacted teeth to the repair of facial trauma.)
any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person's teeth, gums and/or bite. It primarily focuses on improvement dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance.
dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child's teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood
The technicians at the dental lab use the molds to make models, and these are used to make your dental prosthetic
the branch of dentistry concerned with the design, manufacture, and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth.
The specialty concerning the pathology and morphology of the dental pulp and surrounding tissue
branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly.
The specialty concerning diagnosing and treating the tissue surrounding the tooth (gum disease aka periodontal disease)
The ridge that occurs on the occlusal surface of posterior teeth at a point where two triangular ridges meet is the
The part of the removable prosthesis that strides or straddles the gingival crest is called the
The double-ended hand instrument with a pointed tip on one end used to carve features in newly placed restorations is a/an
The most effective way to remove bacterial plaque and other debris from otherwise inaccessible areas is by using
The mandible is formed by two bones fusing at the
The rheostat in the dental unit controls the
speed of the handpiece
provides an area specific for instruments
To provide indirect vision
To retract lips, cheeks, and tongue
To reflect light into the mouth
To Grasp and/or transfer
material in and out of the oral
An instrument with incremental
marks on the tip to measure
the periodontal pockets
a linear projection or projecting structure; a crest.
the rounded borders that form the mesial and distal margins of the occlusal surface of a tooth.
An elevation that descends from the cusp tips of premolars and molars toward the central grooves and fossae of the crown.
A single beveled end-cutting blade with a straight or angled shank used with a thrust along the axis of the handle for cutting or splitting dentin and enamel.
used for breaking down tooth structures undermined by caries, for smoothing cavity walls, and for sharpening line and point angles
an instrument used to determine the relative parallelism of two or more surfaces of teeth or other portions of a cast of the dental arch.
a rounded projection on a bone, usually for articulation with another bone.
The posterior ascending portion of the mandible.
a site or line of union; a type of joint in which the apposed bony surfaces are firmly united by a plate of fibrocartilage.
A dental device that supplies a focused stream of compressed air, water, or a combination of both. Frequently used to clean a tooth or surface during dental treatment.
modified stillman brushing technique
Bristles are pointed apically with an oblique angle to the long axis of the tooth • Bristles placed on the cervical aspect of the teeth • Short back and forth motion moved in a coronal direction.
inventor of dental chair
Wilhelm conrad reontgen
"father of dentistry" perfected several dental treatments
Lucy beeman hobbs
first women to graduate dentistry school
Extension of partial framework that grasps the adjoining teeth to provide support and retention of the prosthesis.
(Device used to unite or attach two or more paStress breakerrts together) Used to connect quadrants of a partial denture or connect and support an overdenture.
away from, not
on side of skull
roof of mouth
incision, cut into
1. Frontal region
2. Parietal region
3. Zygomatic region
4. Temporal region
5. Auricular region
6. Occipital region
7. Orbital region
8. Infraorbital region
9. Nasal region
10. Oral region
11. Buccal region
12. Mental region
Two fan shaped bones, one on each side of the skull, in the temporal area above each ear.
Two bones, one on each side, that make up the roof and side walls covering the brain.
One large, thick bone in the lower back of the head that forms the base of the skull and contains a large opening for the spinal cord passage to the brain.
Small bones in the ear, Present in the head or skull.
A horseshoe shaped bone lying at the base of the tongue. does NOT articulate with any other bone.
The union line between the two parietal bone on the top of the skull.
Bone growth or border of the maxilla and the mandible; makes up and forms the tooth sockets.
To examine teeth for decay, calculus, furcations, etc.
Hand-Pieces: Slow Speed w/Trophy-Angle Attachment
To polish teeth with prophylaxis/prophy cup or brush attachment
energy waves that are produced, charged, and emitted from a common center in the dental radiation tube
electrode in the vacuum tube that serves as the electron source
aluminum disks that are placed between the collimator attachment and the exit window of the tube to absorb weak radiation
the basic unit of exposure to radiation (international unit is coulomb per kilogram [C/kg])
dentist specializing in the care of the teeth and oral tissues of the child patient from infancy through adolescence
a disturbance in the eruption pattern
imperfect occlusion of the teeth, improper closure
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