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Assist To Succeed Dental Assistant Final Study Guide
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The lower right first bicuspid is tooth #?
The rubber dam clamp that is used only on anterior teeth is
the lower centrals and laterals are teeth #
the tooth that touches the distal part of #20 is the mesial of
In order to protect your yourself from overexposure to x-rays you should
leave the room when making the exposure
A tooth may die and require root canal treatment due to the following causes:
traumatic blow,extensive decay, mechanical exposure and chemical irritation
useful tests to determine whether they will need a root canal include:
percussion (tapping), thermal (hot and cold), and electric pulp
The cement which must be mixed slowly on a glass slab is
According to Angle's classification of occlusion (Overbite, under bite, normal), the normal jaw position is classified as
A good liner (base) under amalgam to help prevent sensitivity is:
Vitrebond, copalite, dycal (calcium hydroxide) and glass ionomer
The amalgam carrier is used to
transport the filling material to the mouth for replacement
After the soft composite material is placed in the cavity, the next step would be
to harden the composite with the curing light
Disinfection is usual method to
clean work surfaces
In endodontics, the temporary filling material used is
Acrylic (plastic) temporary is
a temp bond
Metal shell temporary is
Permanent crown is
RMGI or Zinc Phosphate cement
part of a bridge replacing the missing tooth is called
The form submited to an insurance company for determining what benefits the insurance company will pay before the treatment is done is called
ADA codes are used to identify to
identify for the insurance company the procedure done to the patient.
the form which the patient fills out describing medical conditions and possible allergies
an endo instrument with barb like fishhooks on the shaft
Autoclave sterilizer uses what to kill germs
steam and heat and it usually takes 15- 30 minutes to complete the cycle
Teeth needing a root canal are marked with what on a tooth diagram chart for a patient?
circle at the apex or a red line drown through the root of the tooth.
What do you need to prepare for a crown and bridge procedure?
Cord packer, diamonds burs, wax bite, counter impression, temporaries, impression syringe.
universal upper arch extraction instrument
have sharp, triangular points on the end and are useful in removing root stumps
Has spoon shaped end and separates the gums from the underlying bone
301, 46, and 34 Elevators
Looks like a screwdriver and are used to loosen teeth
What do you do after an extraction?
pack gauze and ice packs to stop the bleeding and reduce swelling
Describe Scalers and Curette instruments in periodontics
Scalers have pointed tips and Curettes have rounded tips
What do you do after crowns are seated or filling completed?
check the bite with articulating paper
using the rubber dam during endodontic procedures is necessary to
prevent instruments from being swallowed or aspirated into the lungs, keep saliva from recontaminating the tooth, and keep irrigating solutions our of the patients mouth
the plastic instrument is used for
When is Sodium Hypochlorite (Clorex) used?
dental procedures to disinfect and flush debris from a canal during endodontics
What do you need for a Rubber dam placement?
Rubber dam, punch, clamp, floss, clamp foreceps, frame
A dental auxiliary can be
the dental assistant, dental hygienist or dental laboratory Technician
Patient Of Record
an individual who has been examined and diagnosed by the dentist and has had the treatment planned.
a level of supervision in which the dentist is physically present oat the time the expanded functions are being performed by the dental auxiliary
specific intraoral delegated to an auxiliary that require increased skill and training
legal doctrine that holds the employer liable for the acts of the employee
State Dental Practice Set
specifies the legal requirements for an individual to practice dentistry in the state
Gives a person the legal right to practice in a specific state
category of law that deals with the relations of individuals or corporations
a system that allows individuals in one state to obtain a license in another without retesting
Terminating the dentist-patient relationship without reasonable notice to the patient
just, proper, and sufficient care, or the absence of negligence
deals with a violation against the state or government
supervision in which the dentist has given instructions, but need not be physically present at the time the expanded functions are being performed by the dental auxiliary
means of professional negligence
patient's action indicating consent for treatment
Binding Agreements involve
verbal or written contract
established by actions and not words
What does a Written Consent Involve?
a written explanation of the diagnostic findings, the prescribed treatment, and the reasonable expectations as to the results of treatment
What does preventative dentistry include?
proper nutrition and plaque control program
coloring agent applied to teeth to make plaque visible
a coating that covers the occlusal pits and fissures
Fluoride that is ingested and circulated throughout the body
applied directly to the teeth
Goal of preventive dentistry
one of the most common dental diseases
Goal of a Patient Education Program
teach patients how to take care of their teeth and develop sound dental habits
Initial Step in Patient Education program
Listening to the patient
Dental sealants are made from
hard covering that is placed in the pits and fissures of teeth
process by which fluoride protects the teeth from decay
Topical is used as a
technique used in the dental office to provide fluoride treatment
dental condition in which there is too much fluoride
Precaution necessary for children using fluoridated toothpaste
Sugar is the key dietary factor for what?
What should a dental patient include in a Food Diary?
time food was eaten, quantity, amount of sugar that was added.
What do sugar free sodas relate to dental caries?
What should a patient do to remove plague daily?
brush and floss
what kinds of brittles are recommended for tooth brushes ?
Method of brushing that is generally recommended
describes are body language
what percentage of words do we don't hear?
What nonverbal behaviors would portray tension and uneasiness?
Retrained gait,grasping the chair arms, rapid shallow breaths
more professional term for pulling a tooth
what causes a patient to be psychologically influenced by the attitude of others
learning fear from past expereinces
How do you calm an irate patient?
listen, maintain eye contact, nod head when they are talking
What is a phone an important tool for?
Answer the phone on the
When a dental office is closed, messages are taken in by what?
answering service and answering machine
allows you to send and receive typed document s
What is included in a salutation of a letter?
Anterior Jugular Vein
vein that begins bellow the chin, descends near the mid line, and drains into the external jugular vain
eight bones that cover and protect the brain
Greater palatine nerve serves what?
the posterior hard palate and posterior lingual gingival
pertains to structures that are closest to the inner cheek
Circumvallate Lingual Palillae
large papilla in the tongue
region of the head that is located below the orbital region
Paired facial bones what help form the medial wall of the orbit
strongest and most obvious muscle of mastication
region of the head overlying the occipital bone and covered by the scalp
What do salivary glands produce
One of the cervical muscles that divide the neck region into anterior and posterior cervical triangles
The space between the capsular ligament and surfaces of the glenoid fossa as well as the condyle
joint on each side of the head that allows for movement of the mandible
one of the cervical muscles that list the clavicle and scapula when you shrug your shoulders
term for decreased production of saliva
Parotid Duct is associated with
the parotoid salivary gland that opens into the oral cavity at the paroid papilla
Regions of the head include
frontal, parietal, occipital, temporal, orpital, nasal, infraorbital, and zygomatic
forms the forehead
forms the back and base of the cranium
form the cheek
form the upper jaw and hard palate
Mandible is the only
movable bone in the skull
Mental Foremen is where
located in the mandible
Hinge and Glide
basic types of movement by the temporomandibular joint
A patient experiencing temporomandibular disorder may exhibit what?
Fifth cranial nerve innervates what?
all muscles of mastication
horseshoe shaped bone where the muscles of the tongue and the floor of the mouth is attached
largest of the major salivary glands
another name for the parotid duct
Inferior Alveolar Artery
artery which is behind the ramus with five branches
act of legal proceedings such as a lawsuit or trial
Process of evaluating a patient's condition
persists over a long period of time
Chronological Time Period
one that is arranged in the time of occurrence
relates to personal information such as population, neighborhood , and race
placed on patients record to bring attention to a medical condition or allergy
a new patient must fill this out by answering personal questions required by the dental office
can be used to establish the identity of an individual based on scientific methods
What is needed for the dentist to make a correct diagnosis?
Why is quality assurance important?
it describes the type of care a patient is receiving
How would you address a patient by phone or in person?
By the surname
What verifies the information from the patient's medical dental history form?
Dental history suction of a heath history form provides what?
it provides the dental team with information regarding previous dental treatment and care.
Example of a medical alert
closed cell or pouch with a definite wall
formation of white spots or patches on the mucosa
inflammation of cellular or connective tissue
malignant disease of the blood forming organs
removal of tissue from living patients for diagnostic examination
Leukoplakia is a condition that appears as what?
white patch or area
another term for canker sore
term for inflammation of the tongue
condition in which the body does not absorb vitamin B12
common precancerous lesion among users of smokeless tobacco
Radiation caries are caused by what?
lack of saliva
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