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contaminated area of the sterilization center
Contaminated dental instruments should be returned to to the
the members of the dnetal health team that is licensed to scale and polish the teeth are
A violation of licensing regulations or inappropriate use of drugs woul dbe regulated under
state dental board
The ganecy in each state that is responsible for regulating the practice of dentistry is the
the type of supervision that requires the dentist to be in the office while the dental auxiliary performs certain functions is
Dental Assisting National Board
the credential of certified dental assistant, CDA, is awarded by the
an act of omission
When a dentist fails to recognize a dental disease, and the patients condition worsens, it is known as
When a patient is given specific information about a dental procedure and any possible risks involved, an signs a form that states that he or she understands the risks and agrees to the dental procedure about ot be preformed, it is called
The body system that causes muscles to contract and stimulates glands to secrete is the
middle superior alveolar nerve
The nerve that supplies the maxillary first and second premolars and mesiobuccal root of the maxillary first molar is the
provide lubrication, clean the oral cavity, aid in digestion
which of the following are the dfunctions of the salivary glands
gingiva or lining mucosa
which type of oral mucosa covers the inside of the cheeks, vestibules, lips and ventral surface of the tongue
The serious disease that can be transmitted from contaminated dental water in dental lines is
co-infection or Transient bacteremia
An infection resulting from bacteria that are normally present in teh patients mouth is called
faucets, instrument drawer handles, dental materials, patients chart
Which of the following surfaces could be a potential source of disease transmission in a dental office
needlesticks, human bites, cuts
which of the following are considered types of parenteral disease transmission
the patient from the staff, the staff from the patient, the patient from another patient
The goal of an infection contraol program is to prevent disease transmission to
latex examination gloves
What PPE should not be worn while precleaning and disinfecting a treatment room
a combination of surface barriers and surface disinfectants
The best way to manage surface asepsis is with the use of
high speed handpieces, air water syringes, ultra sonic hand peices
Which of hte following items can produce contaminated dental unit water
When placing surface barriers on on a surface that has already been cleaned and disinfected, you should use what type of glove
improper cycle time, overloading chamber, opening the door during the cycle
What can cause a sterilization failure when using a dry heat sterilizer
What is the method of sterilization that produces the greatest risk of rust and corrosion on the instruments?
transport, cleaning, packaging, sterilizing, storing, delivery, Quality assurance checks
List the seven steps in instrument processing
The arm on the patient chair is raised or moved out of the way.
How is the chair prepared to seat a patient
the high speed handpeice, the low speed handpiece, the air water syringe
The dental unit houses what?
When treating a tooth in the maxillary arch, the transfer of the next instrument shouldhav ethe instruments working end turned...
the last two fingers
What fingers on the left hand are used when the assistant is retriveing a used instrument from the dentist
injuring the patient, injuring the dental team, tangling the instruments
During instrument exchange, teh handles of the two instruments should be parallel in order to prevent what?
lingual surface or opposite wo where the dentist is working
The dentist is working on the facial suface of tooth no. 10, the HVe tip should be placed on the...
Tape or Floss
While placing the dental dam, you notice contacts that are extreamely tight. What can you use to guide the material?
turn the vacuum off or rotate the angle of the tip
if a patient cheek or tongue is accidentally sucked into the HVE tip, what should you do?
T or F A dry angle is a triangle shaped absorbent pad to help isolate anterior areas of the mouth
T or F When working on the posterior area of the cmaxillary arch, a cotton roll is placed on teh cheek side.
False (cotton rolls)
T or F The isolation technique that can ensure dry conditions is the dental dam
hold the tongue away from the procedure, clear away debris, keep area dry
List the three uses of the high volume evacuator
can injure the tissue if not removed properly, does not prevent debris from dropping into mouth, does not prevent contamination from the tongue
Disadvantage of cotton rolls
infection control protective barrier, safeguards mouth, protects tooth from contamination of saliva, moisture control, good visability
indications for using dental dam
collecting fees, filing insurance claims, making financial arrangements
What is financial information gathered for?
prescribed drugs, over the counter drugs
A medication history is a record of ____ that the patient is currently taking
The person who has agreed to pay the fees associated with the patients dental care is known as the
at the same level as his heart
When the blood pressure is taking where should the patients elbow be placed
record of all exam findings, medical and dental history, treatment discriptions
What is the patients record composed of
take responsibility for the accuracy of the infomation
The patients signature on the medical history questionnaire indicates that they
temperature, pulse, respiration rate, blood pressure
What are the vital signs that are indicators of a patients overall health
Decay on the proximal surfaces of premolars and molars involving two or more surfaces
Class II Decay
Decay on the proximal surfaces of incisors and caines also involving the incisal angle
Class IV Decay
Decay, abrasion, or defects on the incisal edge of anterior teeth and occlusal surfaces of posterior teeth
outline the corwn with red and placing red diagonal lines
During a routine charting of a patient, the dentist indicates that the patient should recieve a gold crown for tooth No. 4. This should be charted how?
tooth 24 or any other incisial (canine) teeth
On which tooth would you commonly see a class III cavity
a sudden, and generally temporary, loss of consciousness and postural tone, due to inadequate flow of oxygenated blood to the brain (fainting)
cardiopulmonary resuscitation, heimlich manuver, charting vital signs
The standard of care for handling madical emergencies requires that all dental personnel be certified in ....
Sudden but temporary drop in blood pressure when rising from a reclining or seated position (unusually low blood pressure upon standing)
damage to the brain that occurs when the blood flow to the brain is disrupted; also known as a stroke
retrieve oxygen and emergency drug kit
roll of clinical assistant or dental hygienist during emergency
remain with patient for assesment or to assist with basic life support
roll of the dentist during emergency
____ is a health condition that the dentist must be alerted to when selecting an anesthetic with a vasoconstrictor
pregnancy, thyroid problems, liver disease, kidney disease, hyper tension
five specific health conditions would impact the selection of local anesthetic
safe, proven effective, patient is conscience, easy to use, cost effective
three advantages of using nitrous oxide analgesia
increased efficincy of the dental team, driest operating field possible, soft tissue retraction
What are the benefits of a correctly placed rubber dam
in what position should instruments with hinges be placed in the unsaturated chemical vapor sterilizer
at least 10 hours
how long must instruments remain immersed in glutaraldehyde to acheive sterilization?
Which muscle serves to compress the cheeks, hol food in contact with the teeth, retract the angles of the mouth
Tissue connection between the lip and attached gingival labial frenum, the lingual frenum attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth.
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