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ODCTE Dental Assist Exam Review Part I
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Which of the following is the best way to prevent medical emergencies in the dental office?
Check each patient's health history.
Before trimming models, which of the following steps should be completed?
soak the models in water for 5 minutes
What is the most effective way to prevent an airway obstruction during dental treatment?
Use of a dental dam.
Which fingers are used by the dental assistant to transfer an instrument to the dentist?
The thumb (first), second (index finger) and middle fingers.
To protect the dentist and staff, patient original radiographs and documents should:
never leave the office
A basic exam kit should contain:
mouth mirror, explorer, and cotton pliers
When placing topical anesthetic prior to a dental local anesthesia injection, where should the topical asesthetic be placed?
At the site of the injection.
What is the appropriate patient position for the majority of dental procedures?
The term amalgamation is used interchangeably with:
The most accurate impression is made with
It is important to document dental radiograph exposures in a patient's treatment record, including the number, type, and diagnostic interpretation of the exposures.
What can be placed on the occlusal surfaces of newly erupted teeth to protect the occlusal surface pits and fissures from decay?
One of the primary goals of HIPPA is to:
protect patient information
What is the purpose of the state dental practice act, as well as rules and regulations adopted by each state's board of dentistry?
To protect the public.
Of the following dental procedures below, which are a legal expanded function for dental assistants who have successfully completed the required course in Oklahoma but illegal for those dental assistants who have not passed the required course?
Coronal polishing and fluoride treatment
Monitoring patients receiving nitrous oxide
Placing pit and fissure sealants
Exposing dental radiographs
What are the two instruments most usually handed to the dentist first?
Mouth Mirror, Explorer
What is the appropriate patient position for exposing radiographs?
What is the universal sign of choking?
Hands placed on the neck
Which of the following procedures utilizes a slow speed handpiece and a latex rubber cup in a prophy angle?
During root canal therapy, which of the following would be used to clean and shape the root canals?
If you must make a secondary label for a container in the dental office, what should be included on that label?
manufacture's name and address, chemical name and target organ/s, appropriate health, flammability and explosion code, reactivity code, and a specific hasard if appropriate
What personal protective equipment (PPE) is required to expose dental radiographs?
Which of the following are the two parts of a diagnostic cast or model?
Please choose from the following the three parts of a dental instrument.
Rings, fingernail polish, artificial nails and nail extenders should not be worn in the dental and other healthcare settings because:
pathogenic microorganisms can be harbored in these even after handwashing, allowing the transfer of these infectious agents to patients, oneself and others
Which of the following would come first in a composite restoration procedure?
What kind of restorative material contains silver and has been used for over 150 years?
Vitals are made up of
blood pressure, pulse, and respirations
The purpose of OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) is to:
protect the employee
What is used to test for sterilization of instruments?
Where should instruments be transferred?
Over the patient's chest
What type of wax would be used to extend an impression tray?
utility or beading wax
What type of cement is used to seat a permanent crown or bridge?
a luting agent
What are the three classifications of dentition?
The Blood-Borne Pathogen Standard requires that the dentist/employer to offer the HBV vaccination series to all employees whos jobs include category I and II tasks within _____ days of assignment to a category I or II job.
What does the acronym ALARA stand for?
As Low As Reasonably Achievable
To reduce a tooth for a crown or bridge, which of the following would most likely be used?
a high speed handpiece
Which of the following is an irreversible hydrocolloid?
What artificial sweetener has been proven to prevent decay?
To detect decay, which of the following instruments would be used?
What is the correct postion for the dental assistant while seated during a dental procedure?
feet resting on the foot rest/ring.
The difference between disinfection and sterilization is
sterilization kills all microorganisms and disinfection reduces the number of microrganisms, especially those that are pathogens
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