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How can a dental assistant further is or her career as a surgical assistant?
obtain continuing education in oral and maxillofacial surgery
Universal forceps are designed to be used for?
Left or right of the same arch
what is the approximate time frame for the removal of nonabsorbable sutures
5 to 7 days
what should you instruct a patient to place to control swelling during the first 24 hours?
how long should the patient be instructed to keep sterile gauze on the surgical site to control bleeding?
The term suture refers to _________________.
Which is an absorbable suture material?
restorative dentistry is often referred to as
what classification of a tooth preparation is a lingual pit on tooth #8?
indications for tooth whitening are
extrinsic stains, aged teeth, intrinsic stains
what is the purpose of coronal polishing?
to remove stains and plaque
An oral prophylaxis includes
removal of calculus and debris
Stains that may be removed from the surfaces of the teeth are
Stains that cannot be removed from the surfaces of the teeth are
which is the most common technique for stain removal?
rubber cup polishing
what precaution should be taken when one is using a bristle brush?
not to traumatize the tissue
What damage can result from using the prophy angle at high speed?
it can cause frictional heat
a used or contaminated needle is to be discarded in the
The tank or cylinder of ... is always color-coded green?
the first dentist to offer N2O for his patients was?
What type of injection technique will the dentist most frequently use on maxillary teeth?
Another name for a dental model is
what dental material is used in the creation of a dental model?
The size of the wax spatula most commonly used in the laboratory is a ?
Who can legally fabricate and temporarily cement a provisional in the dental office?
dentist and expanded functions assistant
__ is the type of dental material used when making a custom provisional
local anesthetics are injected near ... to create a numbing effect
what can be added to a local anesthetic solution to prolong its physiologic effect
the patient should recieve ..... before and after N2O/O2 sedation procedure
Anesthetic cartridges should be
enclosed in their packaging before use
topical anesthetics are used in dentistry for
Numbing surface tissue
the most frequently selected form of pain control used in dentistry is
powder/water ratio for a maxillary preliminary impression is
3 scoops of powder to 3 measures of water
which type of impression tray allows the impression material to mechanically lock on?
why would you select a fast set alginate when taking a preliminary impression?
the patient has a strong gag reflex
how to dissipate the heat from zinc phosphate in the mixing process?
use a cool glass slab
which variable can affect the addition or loss of water in a material?
on what type of mixing pad is ZOE mixed
Treated paper pad
Can glass ionomer material be used as a restorative material?
can a resin cement be used with a metal casting?
what happens to a dental material when it is exposed to extreme temperature of hot and then cold?
contraction and expansion
acronym IRM stands for
intermediate restorative material
how does an auto-cured material harden or set?
by chemical reaction
the term commonly used to refer to dimethacrylate
what is used to determine the color of composite resin material for a procedure?
the key ingredient in varnish is
the purpose of a dental liner is to
protect the pulp from any type of irritation
what is removed from tooth structure before a bonding material is placed on dentin?
the purpose of a dental bonding material is to
bond restorative materials to the tooth surface
what effect does eugenol have on the pulp?
Which type of tray is constructed to fit the mouth of a specific patient?
an impression would be considered a
the organic substance of hydrocolloid material is
of the three classifications of impressions, which would be used by the dental lab tech for determining occlusal relationship?
fluoride combats decay by
what information is included in periodontal charting?
pocket readings, furcation, tooth mobility
Should teeth have any mobility?
what is the depth of a normal sulcus?
1 to 3 mm
who can perform a dental prophylaxis?
Dentist and dental hygienist
improper wedge placement can result in
cupping and overhang
which classification would require the use of a matrix system?
in what direction is the smaller circumference of the posterior matrix band positioned when placed properly?
which instrument would be selected to thin and contour a matrix band for placement?
another term for clear matrix is
celluloid and mylar strip
What is the key dietary factor that relates to dental caries?
dental sealants ..
Are made of a hard covering that is placed in the pits and fissures of teeth
what is one of the most common dental diseases?
what technique is used in a dental office to provide fluoride treatment?
the main function of the saliva ejector is to
remove saliva and water
teeth that are visible after the dam material is placed are referred to as being
what piece of equipment stabilizes and stretches the dam away from the face?
dental dam frame
the assistant uses the ... grasp when holding the HVE
pen or thumb-to-nose
what should be positioned on the dental dam clamp before it is positioned on the tooth in a patients mouth?
What are the ways for sealant materials to harden?
Polymerization, light curing, and self curing
Sealants are placed
in pits and fissures
what is the main cause of sealant failures?
in most cases, what is the length of time a patient will normally wear a provisional?
2 to 4 weeks
What can patients do daily to remove plaque?
brush and floss
select the correct makeup of the alloy powder in amalgam
silver, tin, copper, and zinc
Another name used to describe permanent cement is
another term for overgrown gingiva
a preliminary impression is ...... before being transported to the lab for pouring up
rinsed, disinfected, wrapped in a moist paper towel and placed in a precautionary bag.
gypsum materials are mixed using a
spatula and rubber bowl
Which piece of lab equipment would be used to grind away plaster or stone?
which of the following terms is a description of a certain portion of a dental model?
anatomic(teeth) , art(base)
which classification of tooth preparation is an MOD on tooth #14?
which classification would require the use of a matrix system?
class II and class III
Fixed prosthodontics is commonly referred to as
crown and bridge
If a tooth is nonvital, what is fabricated and placed into the pulp for better retention of a crown?
post and core
.... is a type of astringent that can be applied to a retraction cord to control bleeding
the type of impression to be sent to the dental laboratory for the preparation of a crown is the ... impression
the laboratory technician prepares an exact replica of the prepared tooth to make a crown. what is this replica called?
what is placed on a prepared tooth while the laboratory is fabricating a permanent crown or bridge?
a temporary covering for a single crown or bridge is referred to as a
how is an elastomeric material supplied?
paste, cartridge, and putty
What type of restoration is made in the dental laboratory?
what are the two types of evacuation systems used in dental procedures?
high-volume suction and saliva ejector
what equipment is used to perform a limited rinse?
Air-water syringe and HVE
What type of custom tray would be made for a vital bleaching procedure?
why might an intermediate restoration be placed?
health of a tooth, waiting for a permanent restoration, financial reasons
Why are metal matrix bands contraindicated with the use of composite resin materials?
the metal can scratch some composite resins
What would the dentist use to express the light-body impression material around a prepared tooth?
extruder with tip
how would you place permanent cement in a gold crown?
When a tooth is directly under gingival tissue, it is said to be?
soft tissue impacted
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