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Why is human toothpaste not recommended for pets?
The fluoride content is too high
A common cause of excessive wear and attrition in teeth is:
a. Stone chewing
b. Playing ball
c. Loss of teeth
d. All of the above
All of the above
An owner's goal when providing oral home care is:
To remove or reduce the accumulation of plaque
When brushing a pet-patient's teeth, which angle should the brush be held at?
45 degree angle
All of the following dental conditions could be avoided with preventive care except:
a. Periodontal disease
c. Excessive wear
d. Tooth fracture
The most common benign soft-tissue tumor of the oral cavity is a/an:
Which of the following statements is false?
a. Radiography is mandatory for good dental practice
b. Intraoral technique using parallel and bisecting angle views is essential for meaningful results to be obtained
c. Dental x-ray machines and digital software and hardware are ideal, and such equipment proves convenient and cost-effective
d. Full mouth radiographs (1-2 views) are strongly advocated in cats to detect odontoclastic resorptive lesions
Full mouth radiographs (1-2 views) are strongly advocated in cats to detect odontoclastic resorptive lesions
Which of the following is the single most effective means of removing plaque?
In dental radiographs, periapical disease appears as a:
Radiolucent area around the apex of the tooth
Which statement is true?
a. Full oral examination is only possible without general anesthesia
b. Oral examination should proceed in an orderly and structured fashion, using appropriate instrumentation
c. Adequate recording should take place at the end of the prophy, preferably on published or adapted dental charting systems
d. One radiograph should be obtained to complement visual assessments, for example, gingival index, periodontal probing depth, or periodontal/clinical attachment level
Oral examination should proceed in an orderly and structured fashion, using appropriate instrumentation
All of the following are preventative measures that can be taken to prevent malocclusion except:
Extraction of persistent permanent teeth
Which of the following statement is false?
a. Gingivitis is reversible
b. If owners brush their pet's teeth with a toothbrush and pet toothpaste, gingivitis can be prevented/reduced
c. Dental cleanings do not need to be performed under general anesthesia to reduce the incidence of gingivitis
d. Untreated gingivitis may lead to periodontitis
Dental cleanings do not need to be performed under general anesthesia to reduce the incidence of gingivitis
Which statement is incorrect regarding the importance of dental radiographs?
a. They are used to measure sulcus depth
b. They help to reach a diagnosis
c. They are used in the performance of certain procedures
d. They are considered as part of the creation of a treatment plan
They are used to measure sulcus depth
The only radiographic view that can be made with a true parallel technique is:
Parallel mandibular view
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