Study sets, textbooks, questions
Upgrade to remove ads
GC Practice Test
Terms in this set (215)
Which of the following consent types is obtained if a patient needs an oral surgical procedure?
A. Implied B. Legal C. HIPAA D. Informed
The purpose of etching dentin is to remove the
When seating a patient in the dental treatment room, the patient's personal items should be placed
in a safe place away from the procedure
To control swelling in the first 24 hours after a surgical procedure, the patient should be advised to
apply ice packs, alternating 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off
Dental office appointment schedules may include blocks of time set aside for emergency patients. This time is called
An elevated body temperature is likely to be found in which of the following patients?
The cavity preparation used to remove caries from a Class IV lesion involves the
A. proximal surface and incisal angle
A prosthetic tooth that replaces a missing natural tooth is called a(n)
Syncope is another name for
In the procedure to construct a custom acrylic tray for the edentulous impression, the purpose of the wax spacer is to
allow room for the impression material
The hemisection procedure is used to remove
one root and overlying crown
When retrieving an instrument from the right-handed dentist using the single-handed transfer technique the dental assistant
uses the last two fingers of the left hand then tucks it toward the palm
To help relax a patient appearing tense in the dental chair, the dental assistant should encourage the patient to
breathe slowly and deeply
The dental office emergency kit should be
in a central location with easy access
Which of the following materials would allow the longest working time when constructing a custom impression tray?
Light-cured acrylic resin
Teeth that replace the primary dentition are called
Which of the following would be included in the tray setup for the delivery of a full denture?
Articulating paper and holder
Which of the following cements is most often used as an intermediate restorative material?
If a back-order notice is received, it means the
supply will automatically be shipped when available
Emergency preparedness includes posting which phone numbers next to each telephone throughout the dental practice?
Local police, EMS and fire department
The dental team can help meet patients' needs by
If an error is made in the patient written record while documenting treatment, the assistant should
draw a single line through the error and initial.
Which of the following conditions is likely to occur as a result of vigorous brushing?
Which of the following instruments will be passed in a manner for the dentist to employ a palm grasp?
Over-the-counter fluoride rinses are DISCOURAGED for which of the following age group?
A correctly fitting impression tray has sufficient depth to leave a minimum occlusal/incisal clearance of
Which of the following instruments is used for tactile discovery of decay?
It is important to recognize the legal responsibilities of the dental assistant in relation to the state's dental practice act to understand
which duties can be legally performed
Which of the following behavior management techniques are effective in providing dental care to a 7-year-old patient?
Tell, show, then do
When assisting in the electronic pulp vitality test, which tooth is measured first?
Which of the following determines the rate of gas administered during the application of nitrous oxide/oxygen?
A diabetic patient's appointment time is best scheduled
after meal time
When preparing the patient for a basic oral exam, how is the patient positioned in the dental chair?
The process of mixing cements to a primary consistency is known as
The working time for fast-set alginate impression material is
Foods containing refined carbohydrates are considered to be
Which of the following medical conditions increases a patient's risk of infective endocarditis?
Cardiac valve replacement
Which biopsy procedure involves removal of the entire lesion along with normal adjacent tissue?
The best time to count respirations when obtaining vital signs is
when the patient is unaware
Which type of wax may be beneficial when pouring diagnostic casts?
An intermediate local anesthesia administered to a patient will have a duration time of
Which dental team member is legally authorized to prescribe a medication for a patient?
Which of the following polishing abrasives would be the best choice for cleaning a heavily stained tooth?
When portable equipment such as curing lights and nitrous oxide machines are used, in which zone of operation are they placed?
During the try-in appointment for a partial denture, the appliance consists of
framework with the artificial teeth set in wax
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines do NOT include the
Infection Control Standard
Which diagnostic aid would be most effective for identifying interproximal caries?
The tray setup for the treatment of alveolitis would include
When filing patient records, which of the following would come first in the alphabetic sequence?
J. A. Smith
If a blood pressure reading of 142/96 is obtained on an adult, it is classified as
Which permanent tooth may have a cusp of Carabelli?
Maxillary first molar
Which of the following is used for the treatment of alveolitis?
What should the dental assistant do when attaching the high volume evacuator (HVE) tip to the suction unit handle?
Push the tip through a protective barrier placed to cover the handle
What is the MOST critical step for successful treatment of an avulsed tooth?
Replanting the tooth quickly
Which of the following is the first stage of odontogenesis?
Which of the following should be done FIRST if an adult patient does not have a pulse?
Call for emergency assistance
The first number recorded in a blood pressure reading is the
During the removal of cotton rolls, the air/water syringe is used to
prevent mucosal tear
Prior to applying topical fluoride, what should be done to increase the uptake of fluoride?
Calculus should be removed
Which of the following is the correct manner for passing an instrument to a right-handed dentist using the two-handed instrument transfer technique? Pass the instrument with the
right hand, picking it up by the working end.
Which of the following oral diseases may be transmitted with or without the presence of active lesions?
When selecting pastes for the coronal polishing procedure, it is most important to consider the
Which of the following forms of oral cancer first presents as a clinically visible lesion on soft tissue?
Which of the following is used to describes the jaws closed in a position that produces maximal stable contact between the maxillary and mandibular teeth?
Which of the following would be included in the setup for a direct composite restoration?
The BEST way to maintain the dental equipment used in the treatment room is to
follow the manufacturer's recommendation.
What modification in treatment should be followed to prevent a medical emergency for a patient with emphysema?
Do not fully recline the chair
What type of orthodontics is practiced when using a fixed or removable appliance that is applied to a crossbite?
Which of the following medical conditions is a contraindication for using nitrous oxide?
The correct sequence of dental instruments for a Class I amalgam restoration tray, based upon order of use is
excavator, condenser, burnisher, cleoid-discoid
Which of the following succedaneous teeth are the first to erupt?
Proper ergonomic positioning when working from the operator's location includes
positioning the elbows close to the body
An exothermic reaction occurs during the mixing of which cement type?
In four-handed dentistry, the area surrounding the patient's oral cavity is often divided into
four activity zones
Which of the following would be included in the tray setup for a sealant application?
Which of the following modifications/additions may be included to avoid seating a custom tray too deeply?
To prevent alveolitis after a tooth extraction, the patient should be instructed to
avoid drinking through a straw
In performing suture removal, care should be taken to prevent
pulling the knot through the tissue.
What instrument would be used to smooth the edges of a stainless steel crown after adjusting its height?
Which of the following is a CONTRAINDICATION to the coronal polishing procedure?
What is the minimum number of minutes that 100 percent oxygen should be administered to a patient following nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation?
The presence of which of the following is an indication for selective coronal polishing?
Which type of oral infection presents as a smooth red lesion that typically follows the use of an antibiotic?
Prior to placing a dental dam on a patient, the provider should
review the medical history.
The depth of the base portion of the properly trimmed diagnostic model should be
1/3 the total depth of the model.
Pitting on the enamel surface resulting from excessive fluoride consumption is known as
Which of the following should be included when using a matrix during a Class II restoration?
Which extraction forceps number would be found on a tray set up for the extraction of tooth number 25?
Once the amalgam filling material has been condensed into the Class II cavity preparation, the next step is to
burnish the restoration.
Fast set irreversible hydrocolloid has a setting time of how many minutes?
The correct sequence of items for a Class III composite restoration tray, based upon order of use is
shade guide, Mylar matrix strip, bonding agent, abrasive strips.
Which of the following materials can change from the gel state to the sol state and back to the gel state?
Vitality response by use of a low-frequency current involves which of the following procedures?
Electronic pulp testing
What factor will be considered when determining the reorder point for dental supplies?
Wet (or moist) bonding is a technique used to protect which part of the tooth?
An FG37 bur is intended for use on which of the following handpieces?
Finishing burs differ from cutting burs in that finishing burs have a
greater number of blades
Which of the following materials CANNOT return to the sol state after becoming a gel?
A properly etched tooth surface will appear
When obtaining a patient's blood pressure, which of the following is used to control the blood flow in the artery?
Inflatable rubber cuff
What number hole size is selected for the keypunch opening of the dental dam?
Which of the following types of consent would be the most beneficial defense in a lawsuit claiming suffering?
Which of the following instruments would be found on the dental implant tray setup?
When working with a right-handed dentist, the 12 to 2 o'clock position is known as the
A cavity varnish is used to
seal the dentinal tubules of the cavity preparation.
When transferring instruments using a single-handed technique, the instrument to be transferred from the tray to the transfer zone should be positioned
parallel to the instrument in the dentist's hand
Which of the following anatomical structures supports the tooth's position in the maxilla or mandible?
When transferring instruments with hinges such as surgical forceps and scissors, the assistant should
grasp the hinges and direct the handles to the dentist's palm
The primary cause of failure of pit and fissure etched surfaces is
What action should be taken for a pregnant patient experiencing orthostatic (postural) hypotension?
Turn her on her left side
What instrument may be used for smoothing the root surface and removing necrotic soft tissue of a periodontal pocket?
While removing a universal matrix band, the dental assistant should
gently lift the band in an occlusal direction
Consent for dental treatment of minors should be obtained from the
What does the dental assistant do with his/her right hand when assisting a right-handed dentist during a procedure?
Hold the suction
Due to its blood-thinning properties, aspirin use is CONTRAINDICATED for patients diagnosed with
Because of its sedative properties, which of the following materials is the best choice for a temporary restoration?
When picking up an instrument to pass using a single-handed technique, the dental assistant grasps the
instrument on the end opposite the working end
Leukoplakia is likely to be a condition of which of the following patient habits?
If a patient is complaining of unexplained chest pain it should be treated as a potential
Which of the following cements MUST be mixed on a cool, dry glass slab?
Angle's classification is used to classify and describe
occlusal and malocclusion
Mouthwashes and sprays that promote salivary flow are recommended for patients who are experiencing
Calcium hydroxide used in a restorative procedure is an example of a/an
A patient whose medication profile indicates that he is taking an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or diuretic would likely have what medical condition?
Which of the following would be included in the setup for the cementation of an orthodontic band?
A plastic matrix strip is used to adapt the shape of a tooth for a(an)
What procedure will prevent the leakage of saliva when placing a dental dam for moisture control?
Inverting the edges of the dental dam
Which of the following vitamins is vital to tooth development?
One advantage of using a dental sealant is that it
protects occlusal pits and fissures.
The use of dry angles during moisture control activities controls saliva flow from
Fluoride-releasing restorative materials help to prevent what kind of dental caries?
Elevating the patient's feet above the head to increase blood flow to the brain is the response to what medical condition?
The primary purpose of activating the scavenger system during nitrous oxide/oxygen administration is to
limit the amount of nitrous oxide released in the treatment room.
Which of the following is an adverse effect of peroxide-based tooth whitening procedures?
At the time of primary teeth exfoliation, osteoclasts first cause resorption of the
Sublingual nitroglycerin is administered for which medical emergency?
Which artery is used when obtaining the patient's pulse from the wrist?
The role of the dental assistant with patients should include
making the patient feel comfortable
Which of the following solutions is contraindicated for the storing of a relined prosthesis?
Nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesic is CONTRAINDICATED for patients with
chronic pulmonary disease.
For a patient who becomes increasingly anxious and exhibits difficulty breathing including coughing and wheezing, what drug should be administered?
When seating and positioning the patient for dental treatment, the dental assistant should apply personal protective equipment
after applying the bib and positioning the chair and dental light.
Which of the following would be a nonexpendable item in the dental office inventory?
The formation of carious lesions followed by rapid cavitations is known as
The muscle of mastication that inserts into the articular disc of the temporomandibular joint is the
Which classification of motion includes movement of the fingers, wrist, and elbow?
Plaster is a form of which dental product?
When taking the patient's blood pressure with an arm cuff, on which artery is the stethoscope placed?
Which of the following is one symptom of damaged pulpal tissue?
Pain during mastication
Which of the following is an example of an expendable dental supply?
What is a nonmalignant (benign) bony growth of the maxilla?
The employee who receives insurance as a benefit through an employer is considered to be the insurance
A patient with which of the following medical conditions may benefit from prophylactic sublingual nitroglycerin?
The endodontic instrument used to remove pulp tissue from the root canal is called a
What sugar substitute is in chewing gum that may be recommended because it has shown to prevent caries?
Which elastomeric impression material may be used when accuracy and dimensional stability are required?
The most critical aspect of effective communication is the ability to implement
When providing patient education to the hearing-impaired patient, the communicator should
make eye contact and speak slowly
What portion of an insurance form requires the patient's signature to authorize direct pay to the provider?
Assignment of benefits
Which of the following describes the best way to remain approachable to an anxious patient?
When retrieving an instrument from the dentist, the instrument should be placed
back on the tray setup in its proper order of use.
If an employee has an exposure incident, documentation of the incident needs to be maintained in the employee record for the length of employment plus
Clinical considerations for patients with bronchial asthma should include
shorter appointments to reduce stress.
Which of the following is one sign of anaphylactic shock?
Which chemical agent is widely used in the in-home whitening technique?
An overdose of topical anesthetic spray may cause
absorption in the bloodstream.
Which nerve must be blocked with local anesthesia to numb the posterior palatal region?
The numbers used in the universal tooth numbering system for charting the teeth in the mandibular left quadrant are
To prevent the dental dam from slipping, when applying a dental dam the dental assistant should attach a ligature to the
The water-to-powder ratio used when mixing type III dental stone should be
A healthy diet to help avoid decay should include eating
raw fruits and vegetables.
How long should topical fluoride gel remain in contact with the teeth for optimal effectiveness?
When assisting a left-handed dentist, the dental assistant should hold the oral evacuator tip with
the left hand.
Which of the following home-care products will treat demineralized enamel?
Adjustment of which of the following is a CONTRAINDICATION for use of a laboratory bur?
The tank colors for nitrous oxide and oxygen are
blue and green.
Which of the following materials is placed as a pulp cap when it is suspected that a small exposure of the pulp has occurred?
Which of the following dental cements is chosen based upon its sedative effects on the pulp?
Which of the following is a type III gypsum used for orthodontic models?
Before applying or using anesthetic, the patient's record should always be reviewed to avoid
Which local anesthetic solution would have the longest duration (half-life)?
Mepivacaine HCl 1:20,000
Which of the following instruments would be found on the root planing tray setup?
Which of the following would be recommended by the dentist if a patient is experiencing a canker sore?
Which of the following would be included in the setup for an in-office bleaching procedure?
Which of the following is the best approach for calming a dissatisfied patient?
Listen carefully and silently
Local anesthesia containing lidocaine HCl with epinephrine 1:50,000 lasts approximately how many minutes?
Use of lidocaine HCI 1:50,000 local anesthetic should be avoided on patients with what medical condition?
Recent myocardial infarction
An excavator, hoe, chisel, hatchet and gingival margin trimmer are examples of
hand cutting instruments.
The air/water syringe is primarily used during the coronal polishing procedure to
remove the remaining paste.
If the dentist identifies moderate mobility of a tooth during a periodontal exam, the dental assistant will record what score in the patient's chart?
Spreaders and pluggers are used in the
obturation of a root canal
Which of the following would be included in the setup for the removal of an impacted third molar?
When properly positioned on the stool, the assistant sits
four to six inches above the operator.
A patient with a history of taking antibiotics for a long period of time experiences burning white patches on the oral tissues. This may be diagnosed by the dentist as
Which of the following brushes is recommended for the maintenance of dental implants?
Elastomeric materials supplied as a base and a catalyst are
When a patient is referred to a specialist for treatment, the assistant should
send a copy of the pertinent information to the specialist.
When using the universal tooth numbering system, the maxillary right central incisor is tooth number
Alginate is most commonly used for which type of impressions?
Which eating disorder may be suspected for a patient with erosion on the lingual surfaces of the teeth?
Which of the following correctly describes the procedure for performing a full mouth rinse when assisting a right-handed dentist?
Spray from right to left keeping the suction tip in the left posterior vestibule
To store premixed zinc oxide-eugenol periodontal dressing, it should be wrapped in
waxed paper and frozen.
When scheduling appointments, allowing for buffer times permits later scheduling for patients in need of
emergency dental care.
If left untreated, plaque buildup may lead to which of the following conditions?
To assist in providing appropriate patient care, the patient's health history should be reviewed and updated
at each visit
In the event of excessive fluoride ingestion, which of the following items should be consumed?
Angular cheilitis is likely to be an oral manifestation of which condition?
Which of the following cells is responsible for the formation of bone?
A patient with what medical condition may benefit from prednisone and diazepam to control muscle spasms during dental treatment?
Which of the following dental aids should a patient use to detect the presence of plaque?
During denture construction procedures, the appointment that follows the final impression is the
try-in of baseplate and biterims.
When assisting a right-handed dentist, the high volume evacuation tip is
grasped using the right hand.
Which of the following bur numbers designates a straight fissure plain cut bur?
The use of vasoconstrictors in local anesthesia is CONTRAINDICATED for patients with a history of
When assisting in the maxillary posterior region, the dental assistant should secure the cotton roll
in the mucobuccal fold.
Sets with similar terms
Walter Reed - Phase 2: Test 4
MA cert. #2
MED275 Study Guide
Certified Surgical Technologist Practice Exam
Other sets by this creator
RHS practice test
ICE Practice Test
LDA And DH
Other Quizlet sets
Oxy-fuel Study Guide
questions on stats exam
Developmental/Endocrine/Nervous - Psych