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Dental Assistant Final Exam Review
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Each step EXCEPT one prepares a tooth for bracket boding. The exception is:
Polish the tooth with pumice slurry
The dentist will treat severely decayed primary teeth with:
Stainless steel crowns
Which sutures do NOT require removal?
What opens tight interproximal contacts?
What teeth are most frequently injured in children?
Maxillary anterior teeth
Promotes healing in a young permanent tooth with exposed pulp
Members of the dental healthcare team
Dentist and dental assistants
Which is NOT true regarding direct supervision?
The assistant must have written authorization if the dentist cannot be physically present
The purpose of the state dental practice act is to:
Provide laws to protect the public from incompetent dental healthcare providers
Used to trim models
Specialist who diagnoses and treats the oral tissues that support and surround the teeth.
Provides rapid calculus removal by converting high frequency sound waves into mechanical energy
Used the retract the tissue away from the bone
Performed to improve visibility for other surgical procedures
What percent of root canal therapy cases are successful?
The first line of treatment in pulpal therapy is:
An attempt to stimulate pulpal regeneration
Serves several purposes except reshapes and contours the gingival tissue
A dental assistant who performs a function not delegated under the state dental practice act is:
Committing a crime
Primary function of molars
The scientific study of the shape and structure of the human body
Sextants that contain canine teeth are:
Maxillary and mandibular anterior
Four levels of organization in the human body, from smallest to largest.
Cell, tissue, organ, and body system
Bone that forms the root of the mouth
The part of the mandible that forms the chin.
Three classifications of impressions in dentistry are:
Preliminary, final, and occlusal or bite registrations
Most common type of dental implant
When taking a wax bite registration, the patient is directed to:
Close normally and gently
Home care instruction that supports optimal dentures is to:
Carefully brush dentures with nonabrasive cleaner over a sink of water
An impression is a:
A cast is a:
A cast restoration that fits into the prepared tooth and involves the occlusal and one or more proximal surfaces.
Placed after the crown preparation is completed.
Gingival retraction cord
Required to a fixed bridge
Made of blood vessels and nerves
First Aid for a needle stick injury is:
Remove gloves, wash and dry hands, apply antiseptic, apply bandage, and notify employer
Not found in the primary dentition
Makes scientific recommendations on health related matters.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Microorganism least likely to be bacterial
Must be leakproof
An opportunistic infection caused by yeast
Handling contaminated instruments or touching contaminated surfaces facilitates:
Cement that inhibits recurrent decay
Made of resin
Custom impression tray
Used to fabricate custom trays
Process in which resin material changed from a pliable state to a hardened restoration
Cannot whiten teeth enamel
Used to contour the metal matrix band at the contact area
Require esthetic dental treatment
Surface barrier that is the least effective is:
For posterior restorations, the wedge is positioned from the:
The operator is seated with a:
Flat back and relaxed shoulders
Destroys all forms of microbial life, including bacterial spores
Polymerizes resins and composites
Critical items must be:
The only approved way to determine that sterilization has actually occurred is to use:
Are wrapped or packaged before sterilization to protect them from becoming contaminated after sterilization
The workflow pattern for instrument processing should flow in a single loop from:
Dirty, to clean, to sterile, to storage
Place, condense, and carve dental materials
Protects the pulp from chemical irritation through its sealing abilities, stimulates the production of reparative or secondary dentin, and is compatible with all types of restorative materials.
Heat damage to the tooth results from:
Using the prophy angle at a high speed.
The most widely accepted restorative material in dentistry.
Compatible with a high speed handpiece
Friction grip bur
Intermediate Restorative Material (IRM) is reinforced:
Zinc-oxide eugenol (ZOE)
Turning power of the instrument when pressure is applied
Silver filling material used to restore premolars and molars.
Components of the patient registration is:
Demographics, responsible party, and insurance information
The transfer zone is located:
Directly over the patient's chin
All examination data belongs in the:
Clinic portion of the chart
Teeth isolated with a rubber dam should be:
Free of plaque and debris
Means that a patient has an illness or condition that influences dental treatment.
Single tooth rubber dam isolation is commonly used for:
The bevel of the HVE tip is:
Slanted downward for use in anterior regions
Removes small amounts of water from the patient's mouth.
Foods that cause dental decay are:
Etched enamel looks:
Toothbrushes should be replaced every:
The first step in placing dental sealants:
Clean the enamel
The recommended concentration of fl2 in community water is
Sealants are indicated on:
Newly erupted permanent molars
Coronal polishing is NOT used as a(n):
The primary cause of periodontal disease is:
Once the flow of N2O is discontinued, pure O2 is administered for:
Occlusion is examined with:
Anesthetic that provides the longest duration is:
Examination technique that relies primarily on the sense of touch.
During an emergency, vital signs are:
Reassessed every 10-15 minutes
To provide the best view of the upper portion of the throat is to:
Depress the base of the tongue with a mouth mirror and ask the patient to say "ahhh"
The patient's report of what he/she is experiencing
Must be checked for leaks monthly
A partnership between the patient and the dental healthcare team.
Preventive care dental program
Technique that involves anesthetizing a major nerve to numb the entire area it serves .
Shows the crowns of maxillary and mandibular teeth
Term that describes light or white areas on the radiograph
Foreshortening is associated with:
Incorrect vertical angulation
The component of the x-ray machine that functions in positioning the tubehead is the:
The most common film holder used to position and hold the dental x-ray film.
Tissue that has the highest radiation sensitivity is
Involves using the handle of the mouth mirror to tap on the incisal or occlusal surface.
Palpation vitality test
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